The windows of a spaceship casually frame miracles. Every 92 minutes, another sunrise: a layer cake that starts with orange, followed by a thick wedge of blue and topped with richest and darkest icing decorated with stars.
Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who led his country to democracy and became its first black president is no more. The world is mourning the loss of an indomitable spirit and one of its greatest heroes. NASA has also joined the worldwide wave of tributes by highlighting an image of his native land as seen from the International Space Station (ISS).
Canadian astronaut and outgoing ISS Commander Chris Hadfield has recorded the first music video in space while floating in zero gravity, strumming an acoustic guitar and crooning his own rendition of David Bowie`s "Space Oddity".
Two 10th grade students, Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner from Lockview High School, submitted the entry `Ring it out` to find out the effects of a microgravity environment on water being wrung out of a wet washcloth.