This Game Boy and its obligatory Tetris cartridge were taken aboard the Mir space station by cosmonaut Aleksandr A. Serebrov in 1993. It stayed in space for nearly 200 days, and was no doubt responsible for many lost hours of productivity. Now, it can be yours, along with a bunch of other cool stuff that's being auctioned off in New York on Thursday.
As Endeavour launches for the last time, it will be carrying an absurdly expensive particle detector along with it. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer will mount on the ISS and search space for antimatter, dark matter, dark energy, and even stranger things, like strangelets.
As of this post, Space Shuttle Endeavour is currently undergoing its final launch preparations — for its final mission, in fact. If all goes well, NASA will send Endeavour on the agency's 134th shuttle mission, where it will rendezvous with the International Space Station, carrying spare parts, pocket-sized satellites and other equipment.
Haven't you always wanted to learn more about the Space Shuttle Orbiters? Well, this delightful color-coded infographic has some fun facts you may not already know…
Australia is well known for its space program, which includes Uh Okay, so Australia doesn't really have much of a space program. But it does have is specially-designed suds to get other space programs drunk, which is pretty awesome in itself. Making the beer wasn't easy, though.
Here's a lovely shot of the Milky Way courtesy of astrophotographer Juan Carlos Casado. Taken in Spain's Canary Islands, Casado mashed nine different photographs together to create this masterpiece — not to mention a totally unique view of our galaxy.
After over six years and five billion miles, The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) probe has finally entered orbit around our solar system's innermost planet. Today, NASA has released MESSENGER's first ten images, including this one, which in case you can't tell, is in full color.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is off snapping shots of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons — this one was taken from 20,000 miles away. Cassini has already discovered an icy plume shooting from Enceladus and is back to learn more about this small, active moon.
On February 10, 2011, astronauts on the International Space Station took this image of central pivot fields and grid fields just south of the city of Perdizes in Brazil. Small streams also run through this true-color image with crops including sunflowers, wheat, potatoes, coffee, rice, soybeans and corn.
Saturn's moon Titan has a thick atmosphere of methane, which means it may have a geography very similar to ours. You know, plus methane and at extremely cold temperatures. But we're just now seeing the first images of the moon experiencing a mighty methane rainstorm.