November 2013

Olympic Torch Launches Into Orbit with New Space Station Crew

November 6th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

A torch for the 2014 Sochi Olympics lifted off for the International Space Station on Wednesday night (Nov. 6), accompanied by three new crew members for the orbiting outpost. Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched on Russia's [...]

October 2013

NASA Shutdown Unleashes Beautiful Astronaut Photos on Twitter

October 16th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , |

Despite the two-week old  government shutdown and NASA’s official online presence going completely dark, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have still been tweeting away and sharing some pretty spectacular snapshots. During the shutdown, NASA has kept Mission Control lights on at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, making [...]