International Space Station

Astronaut Tim Peake's Most Stunning Instagram Pictures Taken In Space

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Tech

British astronaut Major Tim Peake is returning to earth at 10.15 BST on Saturday after having spent six months on the International Space Station. Des...

This Is What Happens When A Paint Fleck Hits The ISS

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Tech

The International Space Station is sadly not invincible, and here's the evidence to prove it. Our very own Tim Peake confirmed this uncomfortable trut...

This New 4K Footage Of Earth From The ISS Is Eye-Wateringly Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Tech

NASA has uploaded what is easily some of the best footage of Earth we've ever seen and it comes courtesy of a special RED Epic Dragon 4K camera that's...

Alien Hunter Spots 'Star Wars-Type UFO' In NASA's Live Feed

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Tech

An alien hunter has spotted a "glowing metal object" while watching the International Space Station's live feed. Jadon Beeson claims he saw the "UFO" ...

An Inflatable 'Space Hotel' Is Going To The ISS This Week

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech

A space hotel sounds like science fiction but the truth is we're a lot closer than you might think. Bigelow Aerospace is, this week, adding the first ...

Life in Space: Frequently Asked Questions

Tim Peake | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Tech
Tim Peake

Thanks for all your comments and questions on social media, your interest is just fantastic. I've answered some of the most commonly asked questions, and listed them here. I'll try to answer more, but before posting new questions, please check through these to make sure I've not already covered that topic... This is a very common misconception that there is no gravity in space. Gravity is everywhere in space! It's what keeps the Moon in orbit around Earth, it keeps Earth in orbit about the Sun and holds galaxies together.

'NASA Cuts ISS Live Stream' As Alien Hunters Spot UFO Floating Near ISS

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Tech

Alien hunters claim NASA cut the live stream of the international space station after they spotted a "cigar object," which they believe to be a UFO, f...

There's A Gorilla On The International Space Station....

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech

ESA astronaut Tim Peake received something of a shock earlier this week aboard the International Space Station when he discovered that hiding within a...

British Astronaut Posts Stunning Video Of Blighty From The ISS

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech

British astronaut Tim Peake posted this remarkable time-lapse video to Twitter on Wednesday, saying hello to "BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo listeners." The f...

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 stunner o...

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...