Saturday With A Twist, Part 3

This is the second of three posts on tap for you today, reblogging a total of five wonderful posts from that oh so awesome Twisted Sifter blog. This, the fifth one, also has some pretty cool animated GIFs – and I’ve got a special bonus at the end as well! 😀

The 13 Coolest Things Chris Hadfield Taught Us About Space

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Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut and the first Canadian to walk in space. On December 21, 2012, the former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot became the first Canadian to command the ISS (Expedition 35). Until his departure on May 12, 2013, Hadfield was incredibly active on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, raising awareness for the space program and engaging audiences worldwide.

Through a fascinating series of videos posted on the Canadian Space Agency YouTube page, Hadfield answered questions and showed the world what life in space is like.

Last week, Imgur user TozzaG created an album of animated gifs that captured some of Hadfield’s most viral demonstrations. The album was then reposted to Reddit by preggit. Below you will find the album along with a link to each individual video, enjoy!

1. Wringing out a soaked washcloth

1. Wringing out a soaked washcloth

2. Nails must be clipped over an air duct to prevent them from floating around

2. Nails must be clipped over an air duct
to prevent them from floating around

3. Astronauts use tortillas instead of bread for sandwiches to avoid crumbs

3. Astronauts use tortillas instead of bread
for sandwiches to avoid crumbs

4. When brushing your teeth, the only way to get rid of toothpaste is to swallow it

4. When brushing your teeth, the only way to get rid of toothpaste is to swallow it

5. Astronauts have specially designed barf bags to keep vomit completely contained

5. Astronauts have specially designed barf bags
to keep vomit completely contained

6. You can’t use water when shaving so astronauts use a special shaving cream that helps keep hairs from floating away

6. You can’t use water when shaving so astronauts use a special shaving cream that helps keep hairs from floating away

7. To cut their hair in space, astronauts use a hair clipper attached to a vacuum to prevent hair from floating away

7. To cut their hair in space, astronauts use a hair clipper attached to a vacuum to prevent hair from floating away

8. Desserts in space mostly come in pudding form packed in pouches. This is chocolate pudding cake

8. Desserts in space mostly come in pudding form packed in pouches. This is chocolate pudding cake

9. Vegetables come in dehydrated packs and require rehydration from a special machine before eating. This is spinach

9. Vegetables come in dehydrated packs and require rehydration from a special machine before eating. This is spinach

10. To wash their hands, astronauts use a pre-packaged pouch of soapy water

10. To wash their hands, astronauts use
a pre-packaged pouch of soapy water

11. This is what a can of mixed nuts in space looks like

11. This is what a can of mixed nuts in space looks like

12. Sleeping in space requires specially tethered sleeping bags in small sleeping compartments so you don’t float everywhere

12. Sleeping in space requires specially tethered sleeping bags in small sleeping compartments so you don’t float everywhere

13. If you cry in space it will stay on your face

13. If you cry in space it will stay on your face

Images via The 13 Coolest Things Chris Hadfield Taught Us About Space on Twisted Sifter


And now for that special bonus I promised! 😉

Picture of the Day: One Giant Leap

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Last Friday a frog managed to photobomb a NASA spacecraft launch. Posted earlier this week to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Flickr page, NASA explains:

“A still camera on a sound trigger captured this intriguing photo of an airborne frog as NASA’s LADEE spacecraft lifts off from Pad 0B at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The photo team confirms the frog is real and was captured in a single frame by one of the remote cameras used to photograph the launch. The condition of the frog, however, is uncertain.”

Below is a close-up of the same image for those interested. Godspeed little frog.

For more fascinating imagery, be sure to check out NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr, it’s without doubt, one of the best accounts!

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Images via Picture of the Day: One Giant Leap on Twisted Sifter

How friggin cool is that?!?! 😀

I want ice water.

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4 thoughts on “Saturday With A Twist, Part 3

  1. I could never be an astronaut. I couldn’t sleep like that. As for the frog … when I first saw the picture I thought it was some crazy man out there!! Sorry, Froggy, but I’m glad it was you.

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