international space university

Wednesday, 22/02/2017 (1/100)

Spending the afternoon at the library. It’s pretty empty and I love it!! My second semester started last week and I already have tons of deadlines (starting next week). A lot of reading reports, presentations and papers to do! Motivation, please stay with me and don’t go away.

(Also starting that 100 days of productivity. Let’s see how it goes!)

In other news, I made a studygram!!! It’s @raquelstudies​ in case you want to follow!

Ever want to ask a real life astronaut a question? Here’s your chance!

Astronaut Jessica Meir will be taking your questions in an Answer Time session on Saturday, March 11 from 4:30-5:30pm ET/1:30-2:30pm PT here on NASA’s Tumblr. Make sure to ask your question now by visiting!

Jessica Meir was selected to become an astronaut in 2013 and was part of NASA’s first astronaut class that was 50% female. She and her astronaut classmates are training to fly to space now and are involved in the future of our human exploration program. She’d like to be one of the first astronauts to set foot on Mars and pursue technological and scientific advances. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Brown University, a Master of Science in Space Studies from the International Space University, and a Doctorate in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD). In her research, the Caribou, Maine native studied the physiology of animals in extreme environments. 

Follow Jessica on Twitter at @Astro_Jessica and follow NASA on Tumblr for your regular dose of space.

A waxing crescent Moon, brilliant Venus, and fainter Mars gathered in the fading twilight, hanging out above the western horizon just after sunset on planet Earth. Still glinting in sunlight, from low Earth orbit the International Space Station briefly joined the trio that evening. The station’s bright streak seems to leap from the Red Planet, moving toward darker skies at the top of the frame.

Image Credit & Copyright: Maxime Oudoux

08.03.17 // celebrating international women’s day by marking law papers!
I would like to take a moment to recognize all the women who worked tirelessly to secure legal rights for women ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.


24-25/02/2017 (3-4/100

I didn’t take any pictures on the 3rd and 4th day of the 100 days of Productivity, so here’s two that I took the other day. Despite not having taken any pictures, I did a lot of research and cleaned and organized my room. That counts as productivity, right?


Life in space? Yes please! 🌌
Who would like to go with to International Space Station? 🚀

#science #physics #universe #stars #planet #astronaut #constellation #interstellar #spacetravel #outerspace #bigbang #milkyway #exploration #astrobiology #dailycosmos #hubble #telescope #galaxy #astrophotography #cosmos #space #nasa #mars #blackhole #sky #nature #andromeda #iss (at International Space Station)

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// Monday - December 5, 2016

It has been a while since I posted content on my studyblr. But I’m back and I have some news: I graduated, started my master’s degree and now I’m busy, busy writing essays and thinking of a topic for my dissertation (yikes!). It’s been a mixture of emotions so far but hopefully I’ll find my place again. 

I’m currently at the library working on a paper I need to turn in next week. It’s about humanitarian intervention and the use of force. It’s been interesting so far and hopefully I’ll finish it by the end of this week! 

Long exposure from ISS

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is spending six months on the International Space Station for the Proxima mission. In his free time, like many astronauts, he enjoys looking out of the Cupola windows at Earth and
taking photos that are shared on his social media channels.

This is a 30 second exposure shot of Earth captured by Thomas in honour of NASA astronaut Don Pettit, who perfected the technique in his many photos taken from on board the Station. 

Credit: ESA/NASA