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Astronauts are the only strangers hugging

SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station and the first thing I notice is that they are probably one of the few groups of strangers on or off the planet who can safely hug right now.

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Photography

No need for camera straps on the ISS

The astronauts living on the International Space Station are in a microgravity environment, so no chance a camera will fall to floor. Just leave it next to you until you need it again!

‘Course you might need velcro to keep the camera stuck to a surface for the same reason. Gravity won’t keep it down but air currents in the station will blow it around.


From the NASA live stream of the Dragon 2 capsule that has just docked with the ISS.


Selfies are easy too. 🙂
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First-stage landing | Onboard camera

SpaceX landed another Falcon 9 rocket last night and have already posted this 30 second video of the decent!

Hopefully we’ll see a normal speed video at some time too. Slowing this one down looks awfully glitchy.

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Science

Historic Landing of Falcon 9

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The first stage of the Falcon 9 landed exactly where they wanted it last night after helping to deliver 11 satellites to low Earth orbit. A huge achievement.

Now, gotta try this in Kerbal Space Program…