International Space Station

Sweets in space
11:43 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Dessert in space: Not so bad!

“The food’s not so bad,” says Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space Station.

Hadfield shared video of himself enjoying a post-lunch dessert of chocolate pudding cake and coffee.

Hadfield let the cake float out of its container in the gravity-free space before chasing after it a la Homer Simpson

celebrating earth day in space
12:33 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Aboard Space Station, 'every day is Earth Day'

"Dry lake like a bunny, in the unmistakable Outback."
Chris Hadfield Canadian Space Agency

“One quick look at our planet reminds me of the importance of Earth Day,” says Col. Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut serving as commander of the International Space Station.

Hadfield has taken many a looks at our planet, taking photos and sharing snapshots of various corners of our planet, including our own.

"Looking out the windows of ISS (International Space Station), every day is Earth Day,” Hadfield said. "I have never had more love and respect for our planet than I do now, seeing it this way."

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snapshots from space
2:36 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

Photos: Seattle, as seen from space

Seattle looking nice in the sunshine.
Col. Chris Hadfield Canadian Space Agency

It appears the Seattle area is just as picturesque when seen from afar. 

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield has been wowing us Earthlings with snapshots of all corners of the Earth as seen from the International Space Station. 

And on Saturday, it was Seattle's turn to shine in the spotlight. Hadfield shared two photos of the Puget Sound area.

Science
9:00 am
Sat April 6, 2013

What happens if you cry in space?

Well, the tears don’t fall. And you’ll want a handkerchief, says Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield.

“It just forms a ball on my eyes,” he says. “So if you keep crying, you’re just going to end up with a bigger and bigger ball of water in your eye.”

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