Few have the disposable income to casually drop $9000 on a camera like Nikon's D5. NASA, of course, has a couple of spare pennies to toss around on purchases such as this. And when NASA buys cameras, it buys cameras. 53 to be exact. Yes, the US space organisation has just unloaded close to half-a-million bucks on Nikon's DSLRs.
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Video: Some time between your marine biologist and professional ninja phases, you probably dreamed of being an astronaut as a kid. But have you seen all the work that goes into actually becoming one? Save yourself years of G-force training and wearing onesies and just shortcut your way onto the International Space Station, which became available for tour through Google Maps' Street View today.
Video: On March 24, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet was joined by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The outing was fairly routine, but this footage captured by Pesquet gives all of us stuck here on Earth an amazing first-person look of what it's like to be an astronaut looking down on our planet.
Astronaut Peggy Whitson is no stranger to breaking barriers: In addition to becoming the first woman commander of the International Space Station (ISS), the Iowa native has logged 377 days in space between two missions -- the most of any American spacewoman to date. Now, on her third mission aboard the ISS, Whitson is racking up even more impressive feats -- today, she performed her eighth spacewalk, setting the record for most spacewalks performed by a woman.
The crew of the International Space Station has taken the ubiquitous Mannequin Challenge as far as it can go -- 418km above Earth's surface.
Video: Home improvement projects are rarely interesting, unless you're an astronaut. Right now NASA's Kate Rubins and Jeff Williams are installing the first of two new docking adaptors into the side of the International Space Station which will accommodate Boeing and SpaceX crafts.
After NASA's lacklustre attempt last Thursday to inflate BEAM, an expandable activity module, it had considerably more success Saturday.