Best Space Photos of the Week - Oct. 26, 2013

Space History Photo: Airlock Testing


In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration's Langley Research Center scientists use this plexiglass space station airlock test model to determine astronauts' ability to move in and out through an airlock with the restraint of a pressurized suit. [Read the Full Story]

Space History Photo: Lunarama

NASA | Eugene Cernan

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, an extraordinary lunar panorama at Station 4 (Shorty Crater) showing Geologist-Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt working at the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) during the second Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA-2) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. [Read the Full Story]

Wow! Stargazer Snaps Amazing Photos of Comet ISON

John Chumack |

Veteran astrophotographer John Chumack has captured amazing new Comet ISON photos and shared the series with See how he made them here. [Read the Full Story]

Peter Reid and Tim Goddard

A new book by Peter Reid and Tim Goddard presents LEGO versions of familiar space technology alongside futuristic visions. No Starch Press will publish "LEGO Space: Building the Future" on November 11, 2013. [See More Images]

Photos: Europe's Mars Rover Prototype Takes a Test Drive

ESA/M. van Winnendael

A rover named Bridget (provided by Astrium, Stevenage in the UK) is being tested in the Atacama Desert close to ESO's Paranal Observatory. Bridget is part of the SAFER field trials — Sample Acquisition Field Experiment with a Rover. Image released Oct. 14, 2013. [See More Images]

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