True story: Astronauts had to go through customs after return from moon landing

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in News on Saturday 4 July 2015

Coming back from that famous moon landing in 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins had to sign a US Customs General Declaration form to declare the moon rock and moon dust samples from their moon landing mission.

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How on Earth do astronauts wash their hair in space? These videos reveal all

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 7 April 2015

You’ve thought about how astronauts eat food, sleep and even go to the bathroom while in zero gravity, but what about washing their hair? While onboard the International Space Station, Astronauts Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano show us just how they wash their hair (or bald scalps).

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A guided tour of earth, aboard the international space station

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Here’s a guided tour you’ll definitely enjoy. Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) made the most of their outer space adventures, and gave us a very special tour of some of the world’s cites and landmarks. Taped by Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, this video shows the ISS traveling at about […]

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Astronaut Tweets stunning pictures of Earth from space

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Thursday 21 February 2013

Colonel Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut who uses social media in a very unique way. Living aboard the ISS, Colonel Hadfield photographs images of the Earth from space and tweets them every day from thousands of miles above our little blue planet. You can follow his photographic space adventures on his Tumblr and Facebook […]

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Alex Schomburg’s science fiction artwork

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Wednesday 24 February 2010

Oh, to have been a fly on a wall within the exotic imagination of American comic book artist, Alex Schomburg! Working throughout the twentieth century, right up until his death in 1998, Schomburg’s artwork predicted a future world of exciting space exploration, full of scintillating colors and aggrieved aliens tackling unsuspecting All-American astronauts.

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