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Are astronauts really weightless?

Hey look! It's a montage of adorable astronauts engaging in hilarious space stuff in zero gravity. Look at them throwing bananas, playing Bowie songs, drinking floating juice balls, and generally having a ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Space Exploration
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How do cats deal with being weightless?

Since my previous post was about dogs, its time to give equal time to the cats … although I'm guessing the cat lovers of the world won't have a great reaction to this one. Here's some footage from some ...

dateFeb 04, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Expedition 40 all set to go

From unusual training to upholding cherished traditions, everything is being done to ensure that ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and his crewmates arrive at the International Space Station on Thursday safely ...

dateMay 27, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Video: Sentinel-1A radar deployment

Testing the deployment of the Sentinel-1A radar antenna (in fast motion) in the cleanroom at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France. As the satellite is designed to operate in orbit, it is hung from a structure during tests ...

dateJan 28, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Suit up for Skinsuit

The Space Medicine Office of ESA's European Astronaut Centre is managing a project that could help astronauts overcome back problems in space, simply by wearing a high-tech tight-fitting 'skinsuit'.

dateJan 13, 2014 in Space Exploration
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