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  • The International Space Station Has a Better Instagram Than You [32 Photos]

    So you probably think you have decent Instagram skills. Given the amount of over-saturated latte art and cityscapes you’ve so generously bestowed upon the internet, you’re probably pretty okay. Wrong. The International Space Station (ISS) Instagram account puts your poor attempts at a lens flare to shame. While you were busy trying to photograph your lunch, the astronauts of the ISS were snapping a pic of their homegrown lettuce IN SPACE. While you and your buddies were huddling for a selfie during the Argentina-Germany game, they were placing bets on the winner IN SPACE. Your last Throwback Thursday was a picture of you crying in a kiddie pool. Theirs was of a moonrise. You just can’t measure up, but who could? Swanny’s selfie game is just out of this world. Check out their Instagram and follow them at @iss: 1. “USA NASA astronauts Steve “Swanny” Swanson and Reid Wiseman with German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst.” #worldcup2014 #bffl 2. “Sunrise of the cloud-covered Aleutian Islands.”  #sunrises #nature #space 3. “One can’t help but be awed by the auroras.” #aurora #nasa #sopretty 4. “Moonrise over the International Space Station.” #throwbackthursday #moon 5. “Looking aft.”  #earth 6. “The Canadian arm, SPDM, is about to grapple a new camera from the Japanese more »

  • Vines From Space Are Better Than Anything You Post

    Former Naval aviator and test pilot Reid Wiseman was selected to join NASA back in 2009. On May 28 of this year, the 38-year-old began his first mission in space at the International Space Station as part of Expedition 40/41. Besides being an astronaut, Wiseman also happens to be keen on social media, posting regularly on Twitter and Vine. 18 months after launching, many people are still not quite sure what Vine’s six-second video clips are best suited for. Well it looks like we have an answer—space videos. What, you’re not an astronaut? Good thing Wiseman’s mission last until November. After that it’s back to being bemused with the service.

  • This Astronaut’s Twitter Puts Us All To Shame

    What’s that? You just had one of those Taco Bell breakfast tacos and though you weren’t that impressed you still felt the need to share it with everyone along with multiple pictures? That’s cool, I guess. Astronaut Rick Mastracchio tweeted pictures from his spacewalk, but I’m really glad you found time to retweet a funny picture from George Takei that everyone saw on Reddit the day before. Seriously though, Rick Mastracchio is aboard the International Space Station and his incredible tweets give us terrestrial folks a glimpse of life in Low Earth Orbit. Follow him @AstroRM and feel bad about posting pics of yourself wearing a trucker hat 10 years ago for #tbt.

  • Amazing HD Time-Lapse Video From International Space Station

    YouTube user David Peterson put together this incredible high-def time-lapse video using photos taken from the International Space Station made available by NASA. The result is one of the best and most high-quality videos of it’s kind that we’ve seen. For a shot-by-shot description of what you’re seeing, go to the YouTube page for the video.

  • International Space Station Star Trail Time-Lapse

    ISS Startrails from Christoph Malin on Vimeo. This is most certainly going to be the trippiest (and possibly) must interesting video you watch all day. Journalist and time-lapse fiend Christoph Malin created this stunning time-lapse video of star trails with imagery captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The star trails were not captured in camera—Malin added them digitallly using StarStaX, an image stacking program. via LaughingSquid and Discover Magazine

  • Earth from the International Space Station at Night (Video)

    Knate Myers has compiled photographs from the International Space Station into a 4 minute video of earth at night. Every frame in this video is a photograph taken from the International Space Station. All credit goes to the crews on board the ISS. View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo. Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth eol.jsc.nasa.gov