Life In Everyday Space Will Stun You

July 23, 2014

We think of astronauts as leading very dangerous and exciting lives when they are out there in space, pushing the boundaries of human exploration ever forward. And, of course, all of that is true, but life in space (specifically, aboard the International Space Station) also offers a lot of downtime. When they are not working, astronauts still need to live their lives, which are actually a lot closer to ours than you might think. Most of the everyday things you and I do at home, they also do them aboard the ISS. However, the lack of gravity surely adds a layer of difficulty to even the simplest of tasks.

Everyday Space ISS

At $150 billion, the ISS is the most expensive thing we’ve ever built. Source: AMS02

Let’s say you’re an astronaut and you just woke up. You would probably want to go through your morning routine, which might include trivial stuff such as brushing your teeth or washing your hair. Here’s where lack of access to running water makes things a bit tricky. Since you are living in a place with billions of dollars worth of electronics, water floating around is probably not a good idea. Therefore, you don’t get the benefits of a running tap or shower.

Astronaut brushing his teeth

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40 Bruce Lee Quotes That Will Change Your Life

July 22, 2014

A famed martial artist, action-film actor, and seemingly immortal cultural icon, Bruce Lee is remembered as much for his words of wisdom as he is for his lightning fast kicks. Today, we look at some of the most inspirational and introspective Bruce Lee quotes:

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The International Drone Photography Awards’ Incredible Winners

July 21, 2014
Jericsaniel Photography by Drones

2nd Place: jericsaniel, Source: Where Cool Things Happen

We’ve featured our fair share of incredible aerial photography in the past, but never anything like the International Drone Photography Awards. For the first time ever, Dronstagram and partners like National Geographic and GoPro teamed up to find the world’s best drone photography. Since May 15th, more than 2,000 images from all over the world were submitted. Yet only six images were chosen as winners (three regular winners and three People’s Choice winners). Check out the winning drone photography in the images below:

International Drone Photography Awards: The Winners

Winner of International Drone Photography Awards

1st Place: capungaero, Source: HashLush

Drone-Cs Aerial Photography

3rd Place: Drone Capture System, Source: Where Cool Things Happen

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