International Space Station

Scott Kelly Had Arguably The Best View Of The Super Bowl 50

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Tech

While the Super Bowl 50 was certainly a spectacle, it's unlikely that anyone had a better view of the big game than NASA astronaut Scott Kelly who was...

The BBC Is Doing Something Amazing For Tim Peake During The Six Nations

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Tech

The BBC will, in a world first, stream the England vs Scotland RBS Six Nations match directly to astronaut Major Tim Peake aboard the International Sp...

Feeling Inspired By Tim Peake? You Could Book a Package Holiday to Space in the Next Few Years...

Jodie Tyley | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

You might be surprised to learn that the age of space tourism has actually been underway for many decades and taking affordable trips to the stars, or at least low-earth orbit, might be closer than you'd think...

Tim Peake's Video Shows Us Just How Insanely Beautiful Sunrise Is From Space

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech

For all the hardships that come with a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), it certainly does have it's perks. Take sunr...

Scott Kelly Just Gave Tim Peake A Photography Lesson And THIS Is The Result

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Tech

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has given Tim Peake a 'photography masterclass' aboard the International Space Station resulting in this absolute stunn...

Behold, The First Flower Grown In Space!

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech

Astronaut Scott Kelly is a man of many talents - not least one of the foremost orbiting photographers the International Space Station Commander is als...

British Astronaut Posts Incredible Photo After 'Exhilarating' First Spacewalk

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK

Tim Peake posted a picture of himself taken during the Briton's historic first spacewalk on Friday, noting he will never forget his "exhilarating" fea...

Tim Peake Just Took One Giant Step For Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech

Tim Peake has become the first official British astronaut to perform a spacewalk as he took his first steps out into open space. The ESA astronaut has...

Heading Outside

Tim Peake | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech
Tim Peake

Tomorrow Tim Kopra and I are going on our EVA (extra-vehicular activity). We have been preparing for this specific spacewalk for weeks in space, and months before that on Earth. However, to undertake an EVA actually takes several years of training. We have spent many hours working in our spacesuits, 'floating' in the largest swimming pool on Earth with a Space Station mockup. We have used virtual reality headsets to re-enact our operations and trained for the worst case scenario of becoming detached from the Space Station but I guess nothing can fully prepare for the feeling of being outside of a spacecraft in the vacuum of space.

Peake and the Women that Science Forgot

Rowan Douglas | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rowan Douglas

When you get excited about Tim Peake over the next six months, remember who came before him and what she represents. Helen Sharman was the first Briton in space, and one of the youngest out of the 545 people who have got up there. She underwent 18 months of gruelling training for just sevendays in space and conducted a number of important experiments in that time.

Some People Could Be In For A NYE Light Show Unlike ANY They've Seen Before

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Tech

While New Year's Eve has always been historically celebrated with fireworks, a massive solar flare could be about to change things for millions by cre...

That Light In The Sky On Christmas Day - It's The ISS

PA | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Tech

Flying low over the rooftops, it could easily be mistaken for Santa's sleigh.But the bright light that could be seen crossing the sky after sunset on...

Happy Holidays From The International Space Station

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Tech

Travelling hundreds of miles above the Earth's surface at a speed of over 17,000mph might mean that you're as far away from a Christmas tree as is pro...

Father Christmas, The Original Astronaut

Jon Farrow | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech
Jon Farrow

With the ISS to take advantage of, Father Christmas has at his disposal a bespoke and truly unique mode of transportation for getting around the planet, custom built to house its crew in relative safety and security.

Tim Peake's Soyuz Spacecraft Successfully Docks With The International Space Station

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

Timothy Peake and his fellow astronauts have successfully docked with the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft has spent the last...

What Time Does Tim Peake Go Into Space?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

Timothy Peake's launch is scheduled for 11:03 GMT 15 December 2015. The launch itself will take just a matter of minutes to propel him into orbit h...

Major Timothy Peake Sends One Final Tweet Before Historic Launch

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

Major Timothy Peake has sent his final tweet before starting his 6-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Last tweet before launch -...

Timothy Peake's Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

Timothy Peake and his fellow astronauts have successfully docked with the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft docked at 17.33, s...

Curious About The UK's First Astronaut In 20 Years? Here's Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

As of 15 December, Major Tim Peake will become the first Briton to serve on a mission aboard the International Space Station. Starting his journey in ...

15 Years Living In Space In 50 Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Tahira Mirza | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK

As of this week, humans have spent 15 continuous years living off the Earth thanks to NASA and the orbiting International Space Station. The first cre...

Humans Have Been Living On The ISS For 15 Years, Which Is Pretty Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Tech

Astronauts and space agencies alike have been heading to social media to help celebrate the fact that human beings have been living on the Internation...

No This Fizzing Ball Isn't Some Alien Discovery, It's A Stunning ISS Experiment

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech

If there's one thing the RED 4K camera was built for, it was capturing footage in space. Having become almost the industry standard in Hollywood, ...

Astronaut Captures One Of Nature's Rarest And Most Beautiful Phenomenon

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Tech

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have captured one of nature's rarest and most beautiful phenomenon - the 'red sprite'. These ...

Someone Made A Perseids Meteor Shower Photo Utterly Incredible Totally By Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Tech

Over the next few days, most of us will be craning our necks in the hopes of getting a good view of the Perseids meteor shower. However, one photog...

A Man Just Spoke To The International Space Station From His Garden Shed

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Tech

An amateur radio enthusiast has turned his garden shed into a state-of-the-art tool that allows him to successfully make contact with the Internationa...