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Earth Images from ISS by Alexander Gerst in 4K…

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst spends much of his time advancing humanities knowledge of life in space, but from time to time he also gets busy with his camera. The fruits of this labour of love can be seen in his stunning Earth Images video, capturing his incredible view of Earth from aboard the International Space Station.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the view from on high. A technological masterpiece that speeds up time by a factor of 25 and in the process produces stunning light trails and mesmerising effects. Sit back, relax and be sure to turn the lights down low for full effect.

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NASA’s Lego Wars: The Unstoppable DTN Lego Rover versus Lego Curiosity…

NASA, the ESA and engineers around the world are putting Lego to work, sometimes for scientific purposes, sometimes purely for fun. NASA has recently put LEGO to work as their unstoppable remote control rover operated over the internet for space.

The Curiosity Rover is the rock star of interplanetary rovers, satellites love him and other rovers want to be him. It’s only natural then that people might try to emulate their favourite rover using the coloured bricks. Unexpectedly though is the number of NASA engineers doing just that with surprising results.

Video’s of the latest Lego Rovers in action have been included for your viewing pleasure. While the small Curiosity built with standard Lego is a project for everyone, the Mindstorm Curiosity is something more; an animatronic remote controlled Curiosity Rover built to impress.

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Hubble Space Telescopes Birthday. Birthday Cake In Space….

April 22nd 2012, a non-descript day for many, but for one orbiting telescope, and her ground crew, this is a very special day, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope will celebrate her 22nd birthday.

With 22 years of outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge along with some of the most amazing images of space, Hubble’s place in history has already been secured, what will she discover in the next 22 years?

While Hubble has watched the Cosmos we have watched her grow up from awkward glasses wearing kid to becoming the hardest working telescope in the world, James Brown style. 22 years in space technology is a lifetime. NASA has already begun construction of Hubble’s replacement, the James Webb Space Telescope, due to enter service in the next decade.

Included for your viewing pleasure are some of the most eye catching videos of Hubble’s handy work along with the most visually incredible images captured during Hubble’s first 22 years in service.

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Moon Base Alpha 2020, The Moon Base International…

Moon Base Alpha, the dream of astrophysicists and science fiction fans alike may have moved one step closer to reality, thanks to a few bottles of vodka. The Russian space agency Roscosmos has recently invited it’s international brothers NASA and ESA – European Space Agency – over for a vodka or two. Russian it seems is floating the idea of an international Moon base, Moon Base Alpha. With plans to start firing unmanned modules off in the next decade and completing the construction as early as 2020, it is an ambitious plan. Now when Russia asks you over for a vodka you accept the offer, they do have the best vodka after all.

Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin told Vesti FM radio station, “We don’t want man to just step on the Moon. Today, we know enough about it, we know that there is water in its polar areas, we are now discussing how to begin exploration with NASA and the European Space Agency.”

Popovkin also revealed the options being considered by Roscosmos, including either setting up a base on the Moon or launching a space station to orbit around it. Roscosmos has already scheduled two unmanned missions to the Moon, the Luna Glob and the Luna Resource which are scheduled to launch within the next 8 years.

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