Italy is Sending an Espresso Machine to the ISS

This afternoon, SpaceX is launching its Dragon V2 spacecraft to deliver 4,300 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station. Among the scientific experiments and testing tools is one very large, very odd item: an Italian espresso maker, adorably dubbed “ISSpresso.” It might seem odd to send something so purely …

Lab Tracks

Lab Track: Space Oddity

As one of his last acts on the International Space Station before touching down on terra firma tonight, astronaut and musician Chris Hadfield recorded his own take on David Bowie’s Space Oddity. The footage stands as the first music video ever recorded in space (while still leaving room for others …


Musicians! In! Spaaaaaaace!

Once, to dream of going to space meant getting a PhD in science and training your body and your mind for years before even getting on the radar of someone at NASA. But no longer is outer space reserved for astronauts. Space travel is getting awful cheap (if by “cheap” …