Mapping Cities’ Carbon Emissions Through Advanced Data Collection

As global emissions of greenhouse gas continue to rise, it is increasingly important for researchers and policymakers to identify exactly where and how much greenhouse gas is emitted and absorbed worldwide for global climate change mitigation. Over the past decade, Dr. Tomohiro Oda of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) in Maryland has aimed to …

What do astronauts eat? The space diet

What do astronauts eat in space? After the holidays, interest in diets usually increases. Losing weight is in many people’s “new year’s resolutions” list. We usually want to lose weight as easily as we gained it. On the Internet, it is easy to stumble upon publications about the space diet or the diet of astronauts, …

Top 10 Most Beautiful Earth Photos Taken From the International Space Station in 2020

Here are the top 10 most beautiful Earth photos taken by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the orbiting laboratory, in 2020. Which one is your favorite? Or if your favorite image was not listed here, please leave a comment below. To see all images taken from the International Space Station and published by NASA, …

20 years of the International Space Station: What we’ve learned about living in space

Alice Gorman, Flinders University and Justin St. P. Walsh, Chapman University November 2 marks 20 years since the first residents arrived at the International Space Station (ISS). The orbiting habitat has been continuously occupied ever since.

Soyuz makes a record-breaking 3-hour flight to the ISS

On 14 October 2020, Soyuz MS-17 transported three crew members of the Expedition 64 crew to the International Space Station with a record-breaking 3-hour flight. It was the 145th crewed flight of a Soyuz spacecraft. The crew consists of a Russian commander (Sergey Ryzhikov) and a Russian and American flight engineer (Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and Kathleen …

Space Hero: Ever wanted to go to space? Now you may have a chance

Did you ever want to go to space? Become a “space hero”? Now you may have a chance. When I was a kid, science-fiction TV shows were so popular. I grew up watchşng Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Space 1999, etc. Back then, in the 1980s, the excitement arose from the Moon landing, and other progress …

Comet-Rise, the rise of Comet NEOWISE from the ISS

Have you ever seen a comet-rise? This stunning real-time video shows the rise of Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) from the International Space Station (ISS). As the ISS orbits the Earth, Comet NEOWISE rises behind the Earth’s body, above the horizon.

Comet NEOWISE and noctilucent clouds – something we’ve never seen before

Russian space agency Roscosmos published spectacular photos of Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) and noctilucent clouds or polar mesospheric clouds (PMCs) above our beautiful planet Earth. This is something we’ve never seen before. Forming about 45-55 miles (75-90 km) above polar regions in summer, noctilucent clouds are Earth’s uppermost clouds and only visible around twilight. PMCs …

Spectacular comet photo from the ISS

Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner published a spectacular comet photo on his Twitter account (@ivan_mks63). He tweeted both in Russian and in English and said “During the next revolution I tried to capture the C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) comet a bit closer, the brightest one over the last 7 years. Its tail is quite clearly visible from …

SpaceX Crew Dragon arrives at the ISS

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule arrives at the International Space Station (ISS) following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule (named Endeavour by the crew) docked automatically to the ISS, no assistance needed.