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

Apollo Moon Rock Gets New Lunar Mission


A moon rock brought to Earth by Apollo 11, humans' first landing on the moon in July 1969, is shown as it floats aboard the International Space Station. Part of Earth can be seen through the window. The 3.6 billion year-old lunar sample was flown to the station in honor of the July 2009 40th anniversary of the historic first moon landing. It was returned on shuttle mission STS-128 to be publicly displayed.

Commander Hadfield's Space Nachos

Chris Hadfield (via Twitter @Cmdr_Hadfield)

Commander Chris Hadfield, aboard the International Space Station, tweeted this image on Jan. 11, 2013. He wrote: " Cmdr_Hadfield Chris Hadfield 11 Jan Variety is the Spice - corn chip, salsa, mushroom pate and jalapeno, floating weightless."

Hadfield Plays Guitar in the ISS Cupola


Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield strums his guitar in the International Space Station's Cupola on Dec. 25, 2012. Hadfield is a long-time member of an astronaut band called Max Q.

Sir Richard Branson's Microgravity Training Flight (2)

Virgin Galactic/Richard Branson

Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson said his recent microgravity training flight was both informative and fun.

Skinsuit Weightless Test Flight


An astronaut "skinsuit" concept undergoes weightless testing in a microgravity research flight. The skinsuit is a tailor-made garment designed to squeeze an astronaut's body to help counteract the lack of Earth's gravity in space.

Astronaut Invents Zero-G Coffee Cup


Endeavour shuttle astronaut Don Pettit sips coffee from a zero-g cup of his own invention during the STS-126 mission to the International Space Station.

Space Station's Cool Expedition 34 Crew


The International Space Station's Expedition 34 crew pose for a team portrait with sunglasses. Pictured on the front row are NASA astronaut Kevin Ford (right), commander; and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, flight engineer. Pictured on the back row (from the left) are NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy, Evgeny Tarelkin and Roman Romanenko, all flight engineers.

Weightless child


ESA recently helped eight youngsters take a parabolic airplane ride, which re-creates the weightless environment of space.

Peggy Whitson in Weightlessness


NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson floats through the Unity module aboard the International Space Station during the Expedition 50 mission in this photo taken on November 28, 2016.

George Takei Weightless on Zero-G

Al Powers

George Takei's weightless, "out-of-this-world" adventure on a Zero-G plane Aug. 17, 2016.

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