Russia's dangerous and irresponsible behavior jeopardizes the long-term sustainability of our outer space and clearly demonstrated that Russia's claims of opposing the weaponization of space are disingenuous.
The moon orbits Earth at about 238,855 miles. The International Space Station orbits Earth at about 260 miles.
That's quite a difference.
So, what would it look like if they switched, and the moon orbited the Earth at 260 miles?
We always get cool videos from the astronauts and cosmonauts on board the International Space Station in Low Earth Orbit. This one comes from Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield. Your fingernails do grow in space but clipping them can be quite a hassle in zero gravity. Here on Earth, when we clip our nails, we try not to lose them on the floor. In space, they try not to let them float away.
The astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station are pretty busy when it comes to their research and work, but they do get free time. This is NASA Astronaut Don Pettit, who uses some of his free time to practice yo-yo tricks that can only be performed in microgravity. Check out these other worldly yo-yo tricks after the jump.
On aboard the International Space Station late last year, NASA astronaut Ron Garan was feeling a little down finding out that Expedition 28's return would be delayed by a couple months. So, he decided he should board the Soyuz capsule and sing the blues because he is the highest human in the solar system. Video after the jump.