As we’ve come to know, NASA’s not only about space exploration and extending the boundaries of human knowledge. Aside from its mandate, the North American space agency also knows how to keep the public’s interests.
The astronauts on board the International Space Station always post wacky movies on their social media accounts and NASA had always kept an open-door policy when it came to sharing content such as picture, movies, GIFs, and audio recordings.
In fact, NASA is notorious for its presence on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Recently, NASA has decided to give us some more goodies from outer space, and, as a result, the space agency uploaded tons of GIFs on their Pinterest and Giphy accounts. What’s even cooler is that thanks to social media integration, you will be able to use these GIFs in conversations, just like you would do with those from 9gag, 4Chan, Giphy, and Imgur.
A simple search on Giphy reveals over 5,000 NASA-inspired GIFs. In addition, NASA’s Pinterest account has been updated with an equal number of GIFs.
So, what are the highlights of NASA’s immense GIF library? Let’s take a closer look at some of them.
1. The Floating Green Space Blob of Doom
Ever wonder what astronauts do for fun when they’re not working? Well, for example, they throw objects and see how they behave in zero gravity. Take a look at this green blob floating around the International Space Station.
2. Astronaut Taking Selfie in Outer Space for NASA
Because there’s nothing cooler than floating around in space, dressed in a white astronaut’s suit.
3. Everyday Life on Board the ISS
If you wondered what the astronauts do onboard the ISS in terms of sports, then take a closer look at the GIF posted by NASA. You will see an astronaut training on a devilish contraction, and another one as he is getting ready for a blood test.
4. The Attack of the Gigantic Mutated Spider
Witness how a gigantic mutated spider attacks a harmless shuttle, moments before take-off.
5. Astronaut Doing the Harlem Shake in Ground Control Center
What’s science without a little bit of fun? Check out this astronaut who’s showing the guys and girls from the ground control center that you still have the moves even though you’re locked tight inside a bulky spacesuit.
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