For whisky that is truly out of this world, look no further than Japan’s Suntory label, which has decided to send its liquor off the planet and onto the International Space Station.
In NASA’s quest to build robots capable of scaling the walls of the International Space Station, scientists are taking inspiration from gecko feet in developing a “gecko gripper” system that will take adhesion to the next level.
It's possibly the most exciting lettuce there's ever been, for today the red romaine leaves aboard the ISS will become the first foodstuff to be grown, harvested, and eaten in space. Hopefully there'll be some carbs to go with it.
Since aging whiskey on Earth is obviously a thing of the past, the Japanese distillery Suntory says it will send five bottles of its whiskey to age in space.
A SpaceX rocket taking supplies to the ISS exploded after liftoff last week, while another mission by the Russians ended in failure in April. On Sunday, however, it was third time lucky, with the Progress 60 cargo craft able to complete its supply mission.
A satellite imagery company has just released some incredibly detailed video footage of several cities, shot from the International Space Station. Urthecast is competing with several other companies to offer services based around a live-stream of Earth.
NASA utilizes a laser instrument to transmit the first HD video from space, while astronaut Reid Wiseman becomes the first to capture a Vine from space. Check out these two video "firsts," and Wiseman's fantastic images.
The ISS's resident robot, Robonaut, is limited in its activities on the habitable satellite due to its lack of legs. That's about to change, however, as the space station has just taken delivery of a pair of robotic limbs designed especially for the robot.
Robonaut, the humanoid helping out astronauts on board the International Space Station, is about to get fixed up with a pair of legs. Besides making him eight-feet tall, the new pins will finally enable him to break free from his fixed pedestal.
A NASA rocket launch used to be the stuff of hard-hitting science journalism, but in an era when the agency's social media division heads up some of its most successful missions, that's changing in weird and wonderful ways.
Kirobo, the world's first talking 'robot astronaut', is heading for the ISS after blasting off from Japan on Sunday. The knee-high android is set to conduct the first ever space-based communication experiments between a robot and a human.
Boeing has opened the hatch to the interior of its next-generation space capsule, the CST-100, set to transport astronauts to the International Space Station within the next 10 years.
In case you were wondering how astronauts wash their hair in space (it was keeping you awake at night, right?), ISS-based Karen Nyberg has helpfully posted a video on YouTube explaining everything.
Chris Hadfield, the astronaut who became a YouTube star, Twitter celebrity, and all-round Internet sensation while on board the ISS this year, has announced he'll be retiring from the Canadian Space Agency next month. He will be missed.