Astronaut sheets, for the space dreamer in you

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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 pillowcase with an astronaut’s helmet, allowing kids (and adults – let’s be honest, I want this sheet set too) to really put themselves in full costume when they go to bed.

   

Per the site, the sheets are from the Space Expo Museum in Holland. Someone needs to bring these to North America, stat! And when they do, they need to be available in adult sizes too. ;)

-Jodi

(HT to Toxel)

Tweeting from Space

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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 perch above the earth: he’s been tweeting his views from space. Some that stood out:

The andes from space

The andes from space

Where the Mississippi enters the Gulf of Mexico.

Where the Mississippi enters the Gulf of Mexico.

Africa from aboard the ISS

Africa from aboard the ISS

My hometown of Montreal, taken from space.

My hometown of Montreal, taken from space.

Cozumel, Mexico from space.

Cozumel, Mexico from space.

Kolkata, India from space.

Kolkata, India from space.

Wonderful world we live in. -Jodi

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 smaller version:

Pretty incredible, right? 

This photo is a composite image of several swaths of the Earth’s surface, all from January 4, 2012. Here’s the giant 8000×8000 version  - gorgeous.

For a comparison of how much imaging technology has improved over the years, here’s the 1972 version of the same photo:

Quite a difference. Looking forward to seeing what other images come out of the satellite’s rotation.

-Jodi

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