Looking for a place to post a new story, and none of the existing threads seemed to fit. So here's a catch-all thread with a broader title.
For reference, here are other threads from the past five years dealing with issues pertaining to our solar system, space exploration, astronomy, etc...
Pop on your headphones for this one - it's the sound that makes this so much better than other launch videos you may have seen (thanks to Skywalker Sound)!
Absolutely mindblowing video shot from the Space Shuttle during launch
I'm sure there's no way this is going to happen, but it would be beyond awesome!
First woman in space ready for 'one-way flight to Mars'
Tereshkova, then 26, flew into space aboard the Vostok-6 spacecraft on June 16 1963.
With all due respect to the existing Mars Landing thread, I'm starting a new one to highlight some of the Curiosity rover's achievements.
First - NASA released a 4-frames-per-second video of MSL from the moment the heat shield dropped away up to landing. Then a mega Mars fan named Dominic...
Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera
by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from
August to October, 2011.
You can hit YouTube page for more deets, but this is stunning.
Awesome on iPad.