Google+ SpaceTravelFoundation: 2014-04-20

April 24, 2014

Space Selfie outside the International Space Station

Dear readers and followers,

Yesterday, during a spacewalk outside ISS, an astronaut snapped this Space Selfie! It's been said that it's difficult to get a good selfie while wearing a spacesuit. Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio completed a short spacewalk to replace a failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) back up computer. The backup computer failed April 11th after a routine health check by the Mission Control team in Houston said NASA.  

Credit: +NASA 

April 22, 2014

Aurora & astro movie made in northern arctic Scandinavia

The movie was filmed in Norway, Finland and Sweden, primarily around the Tromsø area, Norway by Ole C. Salomonsen.