Fun in Zero-G: Weightless Photos from Earth and Space

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Koichi Wakata: Green Apple in Space

Credit: Koichi Wakata (via Twitter as @Astro_Wakata)
Weightlessness is arguable one of the most amazing parts of space travel, despite the physical and engineering challenges it poses for astronauts. And…Read More »

it can be a lot of fun, too. Check out some amazing photos of astronauts and civilians in weightlessness in this gallery. Here: This image of a green apple was taken by JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata aboard the International Space Station on Feb. 6, 2014. Wakata tweeted the haiku: “Smell of the Earth, from the fresh green apples, just arrived on Progress.

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Tariq Malik, Managing Editor

Tariq Malik

Tariq joined Purch's team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became's Managing Editor in 2009. Before joining, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter and on Facebook.
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