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Astronaut sheets, for the space dreamer in you

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. We've posted about tweeting from space, but what about sleeping in a spacesuit? From Dutch website Snurk comes an extremely creative line of sheets, made to look like you are a sleeping astronaut when in bed. The new line, available as of March 2013, includes a…

Tweeting from Space

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.   Chris Hadfield is Canadian Astronaut currently living in space. He is a Flight Engineer abord the international space station on its 34th expedition, and will be the commander of the 35th expedition. But titles aside, he is also contributing some magnificent photos from his…

Behold the blue marble we call Earth

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads In what has been lauded as one of the more incredible photos of our planet ever released, NASA has issued a staggeringly high-definition photo of Earth from space. The photo was taken by the new Suomi NPP satellite, launched in late October of 2011. Here’s a…

A Total Lunar Eclipse over India

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads Last week, the world saw a total lunar eclipse - the last one to occur before April 2014. Total lunar eclipses happen as the moon moves behind the Earth and into its shadow, essentially blocking the sun from illuminating the moon. As this gorgeous composite photo…

Manhattanhenge is here!

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg.  This is a picture I took during last year’s Manhattanhenge, a jaw-droppingly beautiful spectacle that occurs when the sun sets just so between buildings in Midtown Manhattan. This surreal photo op only happens twice a year, when the sunset actually aligns with New York’s precise street grid and…

An Astronaut’s View of the World

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg.  The perfect video for midweek blues: see what the earth looks like from space (in 1080p!) . Narrated by NASA’s astronaut. Dr. Justin Wilkinson, the video takes you from the deserts of Namibia to Eastern Russia to the Amazon, all as viewed from the air. Bolivia from above. Reminiscent…

Another Volcanic Eruption Belches Smoke over Iceland

  This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg.  After last April’s eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjalajökull volcano, millions of travelers were stranded from canceled flights due to the ash floating across Europe’s airspace. This week, another (slightly easier to pronounce) volcano in Iceland has erupted. After 7 years of relative inactivity, Grímsvötn burst back to the stage, shooting a huge plume…

Tipping Etiquette, a Sombrero Galaxy & More Travel News

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg. Her views and opinions are hers alone and do not represent Hipmunk.  A galaxy that looks like a sombrero? Yeah, space has that. This image of the M104 galaxy highlights billions of old stars in its center, causing the diffuse glow of its “hat”: And speaking of space,…

A Swirling Storm over Florida, Amazing Food from Istanbul and Other Travel News

Earlier in April, NASA invited a group of tweeters to join for the launch of its STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. That launch was delayed until April 29-29, and due to bad weather the shuttle never took off as planned. However, Trey Ratcliff did manage to capture the weather with one of his signature, beautiful…

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