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Stop whatever you’re doing and watch this 25 tour of the International Space Station

Otherwise you won’t know how many kinds of toilet paper they have, or know why the exercise bike could potentially break their solar panels, or where the secret stash of space candy is. SPACE CANDY!

This is what it sounds like all the time inside the International Space Station

Astronaut Chris Hadfield, who may I remind you, is the first astronaut to record a song in outer space also used his recording equipment to capture the ambient sounds that are always going on inside the ISS. It’s very loud, and it’s one reason that sleep deprivation is such a problem up there… you’re pretty much living inside a small tin can of an engine that’s keeping you alive, and all that machinery isn’t quiet.

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"Jewel in the Night" is the first song recorded on the International Space Station

This Christmas song, “Jewel in the Night” was written and performed by astronaut Chris Hadfield and recorded in outer space aboard the ISS on December 23rd. SPACE MUSIC.

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Watch the world not end all day today from the safety of the International Space Station

The view is always better from up in orbit. All day today, watch the ISS live stream on USTREAM in which you can see the earth calmly passing by below the International Space Station, not ending, if you haven’t noticed.

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Doll-like humanoid robot will keep astronauts company on the ISS

There’s already been one humanoid robot deployed to the International Space Station, but it’s goal has been research. When Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata arrives in 2016, he’ll be bringing along a small robot not as much as a helper but as a little robot friend.

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NASA will now alert you when the ISS is about to pass over

Data about where the International Space Station is at any given point is not a secret, but now NASA has a new, easy way to let you know when you can catch a glimpse of the space station just as it’s about to pass over your location.

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Astronauts fix the International Space Station with a toothbrush

When NASA’s Sunita Williams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide couldn’t seem to get a bolt attached to the outside of the space station, ground crews came up with a clever solution: Fix the problem with a toothbrush.

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The ISS gets its own aquarium. All it needs now is a lava lamp.

While I’m sure being on the International Space Station is incredibly awesome, until now it was sorely lacking a fish tank. But this fish tank isn’t just for amusement and relaxation. It’s serious science to measure the effects of marine animals in microgravity. FISH IN SPACE.

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A short film about Robbie, NASA’s International Space Station robot butler

Robbie is a brilliant short film from Australia’s Neil Harvey. Created entirely of NASA archival footage, Harvey, through editing and the writing of Robbie’s monologue, constructs a touching, powerfully elegiac narrative around his robot main character, one which, in true sci-fi fashion, transverse boundaries of human nature, and vast amounts of time.

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ISS astronaut, upon seeing the inside of the SpaceX Dragon capsule says “it looks like sci-fi”
André Kuipers, a Dutch physician and astronaut with the European Space Agency, was on board the ISS when the SpaceX Dragon vehicle berthed. He took this photograph, and wrote, Inside of the Dragon module. Beautiful. Spacious, Modern. Blue LEDs. Feels a bit like a sci-fi filmset. Of course it is from Los Angeles.  He wrote more about the historic space milestone here, on his blog. Last Friday was a special day on my mission. Don and I docked the SpaceX’s cargoship Dragon to the Space Station. Dragon brings new equipment for the crew. On the 31st of May it will return to Earth with supplies from the others and myself. The Dragon mission is the operational highlight of my mission. But it is also a milestone for international spaceflight. This is the first time that a commercial spacecraft has flown to the ISS and docked with the Station. You could say a new era of spaceflight has begun. Soon private companies will take people to and from space.
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ISS astronaut, upon seeing the inside of the SpaceX Dragon capsule says “it looks like sci-fi”

André Kuipers, a Dutch physician and astronaut with the European Space Agency, was on board the ISS when the SpaceX Dragon vehicle berthed. He took this photograph, and wrote,

Inside of the Dragon module. Beautiful. Spacious, Modern. Blue LEDs. Feels a bit like a sci-fi filmset. Of course it is from Los Angeles.

He wrote more about the historic space milestone here, on his blog.

Last Friday was a special day on my mission. Don and I docked the SpaceX’s cargoship Dragon to the Space Station. Dragon brings new equipment for the crew. On the 31st of May it will return to Earth with supplies from the others and myself. The Dragon mission is the operational highlight of my mission. But it is also a milestone for international spaceflight. This is the first time that a commercial spacecraft has flown to the ISS and docked with the Station. You could say a new era of spaceflight has begun. Soon private companies will take people to and from space.

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The SpaceX Dragon capsule is now attached to the ISS, watch it live

The actual docking (spaceship sex) happened at around 930am EST this morning, but the UStream live feed is up, so you can see the Dragon capsule snugly attached to side of the ISS with the video link below. This is history being made, even if it looks kind of boring. Okay, so little is boring in space, but there isn’t much going on from the outside.

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Amazing photo of a robotic resupply ship docking with the ISS

This incredible photo was snapped from the International Space Station last week when the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Eduardo Amaldi docked with the orbiting outpost. The ATV can be seen in the background, with its four solar panels extended and illuminated by the spacecraft’s thrusters. Below, the eerie glow of the Earth’s atmosphere and smeared city lights provide an astounding backdrop.

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Saturday moment of zen: The stars as viewed from the International Space Station

Timelapse videos depicting the stars from low earth orbit, as viewed from the International Space Station. Images edited using Adobe Lightroom with some cropping to make the stars the focal point of each shot, and with manipulation of the contrast to bring out the stars a bit more.

Astronaut builds a Lego International Space Station while aboard the real International Space Station

International Space Station astronaut Satoshi Furukawa constructed a two-foot long Lego model of the International Space Station inside the actual ISS. The process took about two hours, and the Lego ISS had to be assembled inside a sealed glovebox, so no pieces would get loose and become jammed in the station’s equipment or even become a fire hazard.

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