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The science of solar eclipses: How do solar & lunar eclipses work?

How do solar & lunar eclipses work? And why don't we get eclipses every month? This Vox explainer is packed full of really interesting information about the remarkable science of solar eclipses. Find out how 5.1 d...

Chronicles: NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin

An engineer with a masters in Materials Sciences, retired NASA astronaut Leland Melvin is a veteran of two Space Shuttle Atlantis missions (STS-122 in February 7–20, 2008 and STS-129 in November 16–27, 2009), and spen...

Earth Observations: Astronauts search for cities from ISS’ Cupola

What do volcanoes, islands, dry lake beds, and big cities look like from space? Join International Space Station Expedition 38 crew members Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio as they chitchat about Earth's cities and c...

Dr. Mae Jemison, NASA Astronaut: I Wanted To Go Into Space

Find out why NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison wanted to go into space in this profile from NOVA's The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers. A physician, a chemical engineer, a teacher, a dancer, and the first Afri...

Expedition 40 Soyuz Docks to Space Station

Between launch and a few months of life in the International Space Station, crew members in the Russian Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft will travel just six hours before carefully docking to the ISS. This is what it looks l...

The Neutral Buoyancy Lab

If you have underwater training or testing to conduct, NASA has the Neutral Buoyancy Lab for you! Cranes! Diving suits! Workshops! Hyperbaric chambers! This video is a strange and fabulous mix ...

Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station

If you’ve ever pretended to be on the Red Planet, you’re not alone. This is Crew 138 of the Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), a team of scientists who are re...

NASA: The 45th Anniversary of Earthrise

On December 24, 1968, the Apollo 8 crew orbited the moon and discovered Earth. Astronauts James Lovell, command module pilot, William Anders, lunar module pilot, and Frank Borman, commander, we...

The Kibo Robot Project

This Feb 2013 promo video for the Kibo Robot Project really builds the excitement for having a 13.4 inch tall robot astronaut in space… just in case that didn’t already sound exciting. (Turn on the transla...

Astronaut Karen Nyberg: How to wash long hair in space

Mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut Dr. Karen Nyberg picks up by demonstrating another of life’s daily details in microgravity. In this video, she shows us how she washes her long hair on the International ...

Tested: How Astronauts Put on Space Suits

We love tours of amazing things, and in How Astronauts Put on Space Suits, Norm from Tested really delivers on that front. With the help of Terry Dunn, Training Operations Manager of the Neu...

Expedition 34/35’s return to Earth from the ISS

The Canadian Space Agency has one of the better summary videos about Expedition 34/35’s return to Earth from the International Space Station. Watch CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield and his ...

Wringing out Water on the ISS and ‘Space Oddity’

To celebrate Commander Chris Hadfield's return to earth today, Monday, May 13, Scientific American has collected the Top 10 Commander Hadfield Videos from the International Space Station. Ex...

Astronaut Chris Hadfield: What it’s like to live in space

Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield has made it a part of his five month mission to educate about space, science and the International Space Station through a series of videos about ...

Space Balloonacy! Balloons popped in ISS microgravity

Because doing physics in space can produce some rarely-seen results, NASA astronaut Don Pettit conducted experiments on video while aboard the International Space Station in 2011/12. In this Science Off the Sphere vi...

How do astronauts wash their hands in space?

Life’s daily little details get interesting when you live in microgravity. For example, how do astronauts wash their hands in space? ISS Commander and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield de...

A 25 minute tour of the International Space Station

In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yur...

Further Up Yonder: A Message From ISS To All Humankind

Further Up Yonder: A Message From ISS To All Humankind by film student Giacomo Sardelli, using images and audio messages courtesy of NASA. The video’s transcript:  As the most forward...

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