How the oxygen is available in International Space Station? Answered

Astronauts  can breath oxygen inside the International Space Station.My question is how the oxygen is available in International Space Station.Is they got any method of generating oxygen artificially?

Asked by Rajkumar2506 1 year ago

Space Rangers3

Who knows about Space Rangers 3?

Posted by Hesarilaw 7 years ago

Creatively using this space

Any ideas on how to use the space creatively. The open space is between the drawing room and the living room. In the pictures below I have captured this space from different angles just to give you some perspective. At this point I don't have the actual dimension of the space but can provide if required.

Posted by ramhardikar 8 years ago

Spaces dropped in my answer.

In this answer that I've edited 3 times it keeps dropping spaces between words and running them together. I'm using Firefox.

Posted by Re-design 8 years ago

What would you do in space?

If you could go to space for 3 days and have a large room to do what ever you want in. What would you do?

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago

The Space Shuttle flew in front of my house this morning

Shuttle Endeavour flew over Oakland as part of its victory lap this morning, and I took these pictures.  

Posted by ewilhelm 5 years ago

How should I decorate my space ship? Answered

I am making a rocket out of a refridgerator box for VBS. I will be spray painting it silver/grey, and it will have a door to enter it.  Does anyone know what I can put on the rocket (windows, control panels, nuts and bolts, etc.) that will make it more space-like?

Asked by Alayer 8 years ago

Using bold automatically inserts spaces

I did a quick search and didn't see anything, so my apologies if this has already been reported: I am finding whenever I use bold to highlight words in my documents, an empty space is getting automatically inserted at the end of the word. For example, if I end this sentence with a word in bold and the turn off bold before using the period, there will end up being a space between the last word and the period which I did not put there and can not remove.

Posted by puzzlebox 7 years ago

SpaceX Makes It Into Space

Yesterday, SpaceX became the first private company to launch a rocket into orbit.An Internet entrepreneur's latest effort to make space launch more affordable paid off Sunday when his commercial rocket, carrying a dummy payload, was lofted into orbit from the South Pacific.It was the fourth attempt by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to launch its two-stage Falcon 1 rocket into orbit."Fourth time's a charm," said Elon Musk, the multimillionaire who started up SpaceX after making his fortune as the co-founder of PayPal Inc., the electronic payment system.Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Some users just waste space....

Don't you think that people who have been members of this site since 2006 and haven't posted any instructables waste the server's space? I havent been here long (only 3 1/2 months) but I have posted 4 instructables already HERE'S WHAT BUGS ME MORE!!!!! the very same people have the coolest usernames!!!!!! (except me) What do you think???

Posted by coolz 10 years ago


Lolcat picture I found while crusing teh intarwebs. If you havn't seen the movie "Office Space", you won't get the joke, mm'kay?

Posted by thefonz101 9 years ago

how do u delete a myspace?

I need to delete a myspace because cant log in it

Asked by sailors 8 years ago

Isn't it written in stone that you have to put more energy into water than can be extracted from it?

I can see how astronauts could need oxygen from water on the moon, but haven't we always been told it takes more energy to separate the molecules than can be gained from burning them? In reply to a response from my last question, I referenced something I read a long while back. It was about deep space probes extracting water from Mars or other planets and using it for fuel to go even further (faster I'm assuming). So sure, astronauts need to breathe, and would be able to recoup some of the lost energy  from the hydrogen, but how would an unmanned space probe benefit from such a loss of energy?

Asked by owendrake 8 years ago

DIY Satellite (BBC Orbiter competition)

Ever fancied making your own satellite?Now you can! The BBC is running a challenge to build a modern equivalent of the old Sputnik 1.Do you fancy building you own Sputnik? We've given you an idea how easy it could be, now the Magazine wants to hear from willing volunteers. We can even come and film you putting it together. We'll also investigate how to get your Sputniks launched.I've already volunteered - just imagine the Instructable that could result; the first DIY website in space!

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago

Start a makerspace in Tampa?

I have been trying to turn a 3bedroom house with a big yard into a makerspace but the only 2 interested groups wanted an exclusive agreement, despite FREE rent, and didn't seem to want to do much except collect fees from other people. How can I get creative people who want to collaborate, innovate, and learn and DO? It could certainly be an incubation for sustainable business that need a place to experiment, or a lab or anything, I just don't want it to be a constant power struggle with no plan, and no results.

Asked by terrefirma 4 years ago

Collaboration, Innovation

I have a nice, (almost!) ready to use house in sub-urban Tampa close to everything! with a huge yard, garage, roof, EMPTY that I have tried to offer to a few small groups of semi-makers, who immediately put a contract under my nose limiting access to all others for 5 years while they make money there. NO NO NO     Where are all the woodworking, electronic robotic/arduino contolling aqua/permaculturist  hackers with great organizational skills that want to collaborate, innovate, grow their own food while mentoring their own and others' kids in S T E A M and maybe incubating new businesses like rainwater diverting, alternative energy material, exploring new and old skills and practices that make sense and keep our money home.? My son and I attended a conference put on by the extension service of the U of FL which basically told of so many opportunities available right now for back yard businesses to be allowed under the Best Management Practices umbrella. But noone is telling the citizens about this. We have to seek and find ourselves. I'm ready. Any farmers or fisherman out there that want to try something different for a season?

Posted by terrefirma 4 years ago

sending party balloon to space

I was wondering if you need special permission to send party balloons with a camera to space

Posted by minecraftpotato 3 years ago

Space Beer... From Outer Space

Japanese brewer Sapporo is planning on making some "space beer" from a third generation of barley grains that spent five months on the International Space Station in 2006. Only 100 bottles will be made from this crop, though, and won't be commercially available. Which is fine because it won't taste any different and would be freakishly expensive. Space Beer

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Is it dangerous to take apart a honeywell space heater?

I have a broken honeywell space heater. Everything works exept it dosent heat up. Is there a way to fix it and is it dangerous?

Asked by michoi 8 years ago

why has no one made any dead space legos?


Asked by 8 years ago

Origami Space Ship - Video evidence!

It seems to be real!There is video evidence on the BBC News site - wind-tunnel tests of a folded paper aeroplane up to Mach 7!All we need now is the plan to fold our own...CrunchGear ArticleMainichi Daily News ArticleUnrelated article about boomerangs in space

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago

DIY Space Exploration

Hi guys, I heard about a guy here thinking about getting a payload into space on DIY terms.Running with the idea, it turns out that commercial off-the-shelf satellite space will run you about 8 grand.Moving away from rockets, the MAKE: team managed to use 'weather balloons' and helium to hit 109,000 feet. ( idea/question in this.If you can get a payload near space, what if your payload is a small rocket that fires at the peak height, could you drag something (kicking and screaming) into orbit?Thoughts and discussion here, I'm really excited about this!ParadoxDetected :)

Posted by paradoxdetected 8 years ago

Space Toilet Broken

Out in space, no one can hear you scream when the one toilet breaks. That's the status on the International Space Station right now. Solid waste is being taken care of just fine, but liquid waste currently is having problems that is temporarily being served by a "bypass" solution while the astronauts wait for new parts to arrive this weekend along with a shuttle.This all reminds me of the scene from Apollo 13 when the engineers need to fix the filter with available parts. Maybe someday this too will get the Hollywood treatment. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Steampunk Space Helmet

Just when I thought that there was enough steampunk to last me through the month, another wonderful item comes along. Why fight it? Just check out all the details that make up this crazy piece to enable Victorian gentlemen to explore the ether without having to remove their tophats. Link via Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Could a coil gun's projectile escape earth's gravity?

If there were a Coil Gun, that was built to go across the United States and Canada border, for 2000km in a horizontal line, that would end at the end of a 'tunnel,' the projectile should hit escape velocity 11.2km/s and be out of the earth's gravity's field?Coil gun launch cost964 MEGA watts 10 cents per kwh (wholesale) from a power station$9,640,000.00 per launchNASA Space Shuttle launch cost How much does it cost to launch a Space Shuttle? A. The average cost to launch a Space Shuttle is about $450 million per mission

Asked by nfarrow 8 years ago

I entered into the Ikea space contest. I tried as a not signed in viewer, and again signed in.Where is it?

I entered my images for the ikea space contest. I did receive an email confirming my entry was excepted.  When I tried to view the pictures online, I did not see my entry at all. I tried to view it as guest (not signed in) and again while signed in. No sign of my entry. What happened to it, and am I still entered into the contest. Without the ability to view my picture, no one can vote for me.

Asked by rolandacali 6 years ago

Space contest for 14-18 year-olds - nearly $200,000 to spend.

If you are aged 14-18, and interested in satellite technology, there is a competition for you - design an experiment to be flown on a real satellite.Entries chosen will get a budget of £100,000 for development of their project.Relevant links: (this site also has job vacancies for working on designing, building and testing satellites)'t forget to make an Instructable of your entry (and winning projects?).

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago

Hard to reach space in a wall kitchen cabinet. Any idea ?

Hello everybody Here's my question : In my kitchen, I have a wall cabinet, in which, there is a place (orange arrow on the picture) where things that I could put there would be hard to reach. This cabinet is located in a kitchen corner and is beside another cabinet as shown in the pictures. Then, I dont'use that space and I'd like to... I was wondering if someone has or had the same problem and if so, how it could be fixed. Any idea will be welcome. (I didn't find anything like that by using the search engine of instructibles web pages. Maybe I was not clever enough in English Language...) I hope there will be helpful replies... English is not my native language, so, please, (if possible), try to use simple words in your replies...

Posted by iwonder54 5 years ago

Lost In Space

The brothers finished setting up, grabbed their head-sets, twiddled the knobs on their portable receivers, hit the record button and listened."Come in" "come in" "come in" "Listen! Come in!" "Talk to me!" "I am hot! I am hot!" "Come in!" "What? Forty-five?" "What? Fifty? Yes." "Yes, yes, breathing." "Oxygen, oxygen!" "I am hot. This is this dangerous?"The brothers looked nervously at one another. They only fully understood the Russian later when their sister translated for them, but the desperation in the woman’s voice was clear. Its an extremely interesting read about Russia's missing cosmonauts...LINK

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago

How do i get a small piece of dirt through a small hole in a hollow space?

I'v got a hollow driver, (golf club) and it has a small hole about an 8th of an wide in the bottom.  To my dismay i found out that some small hard piece of dirt found its way in there, any suggestions as to how i can get it out?

Asked by wenpherd 7 years ago

Would a container in space maintain its temperature?

It space where there are no particles in the air (metaphorically), would a container maintain its heat.  A vacuum doesn't conduct and in theory that would remove any chance of something losing its heat energy.  And if so would the earth lose all of its heat in the even't of the sun going away.  Or would it average out all of the temperatures, which would still be very cold and would leave the earth feeling about 0 degrees Celsius.  But in theory this would allow us to use some vast heating operation to raise the temperature of a planet and maintain it for us to live on.  I know that there are some things on earth that use the heat and convert its energy to other forms therefore heat is removed from within earth, but could those be eliminated?  This is all just food for thought for people and I kinda wondered what people would say.  Its all in all just fun to learn new things.

Asked by 6 years ago

Space Heater Repair, is there a glue for broken heating element coil spacer that is inflammable? Answered

Usually a space heater consists of a fan mounted to a motor which is then mounted to a back plate. Connected to the back plate are reflective spacers that hold the heating element coils seperate from eachother so they don't spark. Recently, I figured I'd repair my space heater after it started sparking instead of going and buying a new one. I opened it up to find the spacer plate which has several arms for holding 1-5 coiled wires. One of the arms was broken and the coils touched which is why it was sparking. Seeing as this is a heater, i'm fairly certain I can't use a super glue or epoxy to fix the plate due to its flammable nature. The plates are not easily replaceable themselves as they've been spot welded into place. So the question, is there a type of glue which will hold up under high temperatures which is not flammable that will bond metal / plastic / ceramic. I'd estimate the heating element probably reaches no higher then 700 degrees. If you have any suggestions on how I would go about repairing this I'd love to hear your ideas. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Lorek 7 years ago

Weather balloon photography

I have been thinking about launching a balloon for a while now, but was concerned with a few problems. I just found this: Which is good, because most of the other tutorials I've seen require one or the other. Other than this, does anyone have any tips about what kind of balloon/chute/tracking system I should use? What about the payload, what is it usually made out of?

Posted by Tupin 6 years ago

Voyager 2 probe leaves the neighborhood

Http:// 30 August, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft -- which has been sailing through space since 1977 -- crossed the "termination shock", the boundary between the bubble in space dominated by the solar wind coming from the Sun and the transition region beyond that lies between Earth and interstellar space.Voyager 2's twin, Voyager 1, crossed this same boundary in December 2004. But Voyager 2 did it while almost 1 billion miles closer to the Sun, suggesting that something -- such as an interstellar magnetic field -- is compressing the bubble of the solar wind on that side. The twin Voyagers headed out of the solar system in different directions, with Voyager 1 taking a northern path and Voyager 2 a southern one."Now both spacecraft are in the final frontier of the solar system," says project scientist Edward Stone, of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. "We've reached another major milestone in our 30 years of discovery." He and other Voyager scientists presented their findings on Monday at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago

How to rockets stabilize themselves with little or no fins? Answered

I just thought of NASA's satellite carrying rockets and realized they have almost no visible stabilizers. I wondered how they were able to fly relatively straight. Do they move the output of exhaust or something like that?

Asked by temp 9 years ago

The Hackaday Prize 2015- save the world and go to space! Really!

OK all you engineers, makers and tinkerers- The Hackaday Prize 2015 has begun! Win a trip to space (or $196,883 in cash) plus over $500,000 in other prizes! I know people here on Instructables are the super creative type of folks that would kick butt in this competition and I'd love to see an Instructables member go to space (because that would be awesome and Astronaut looks pretty cool on a resume.) I took part in it last year and it was a ton of fun and I learned an awful lot by reading through all of the other projects and discussing ideas with other contestants. I also got a lot of ideas for future instructables... :) Your mission this year is to save the world! The devices that inform our daily lives were science fiction in decades past. The barriers that once required giant companies to produce such marvels are starting to crumble. Now, one person with one idea can revolutionize the way we live our lives. Be that person. This year Hackaday is issuing a call to hackers, engineers, makers, and hardware startups from all over the world to focus their creative efforts on solving serious issues that face humanity. The global water crisis, pollution, climate change, food shortages, fossil fuel dependency, and many other big problems are waiting for new solutions. It’s time to unleash the community's innovative energy and collective expertise to move humanity forward. The world’s problems can’t wait. Share your ideas to help everyone get started. To learn more visit

Posted by Honus 3 years ago

NASA Plans To Visit The Sun

The name of the mission is Solar Probe+ (pronounced "Solar Probe plus"). It's a heat-resistant spacecraft designed to plunge deep into the sun's atmosphere where it can sample solar wind and magnetism first hand. Launch could happen as early as - (continued here)

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago

Hackerspaces and Makerspaces - your opinions, please.

I'm thinking about persuading my new employer to start a hackerspace or makerspace. As an aside, do you think the two terms mean different things, or are they interchangeable? If they are different, what is that difference? If they mean the same thing, which is the better term? Why?

Posted by Kiteman 3 years ago

Login failure

I use FireFox (8.1.0). When I enter the instructables site, the login links are in the upper right corner. When I click the login (not Facebook, the regular one) the entire set of login links disappear, but the login dialog does not appear. To get the login to appear, I click the favorites icon to get it to show me the logon dialog. Is it Firefox, or you? BlueGull

Posted by BlueGull 6 years ago

A sight for international skywatchers - "Ring of Fire" Eclipse

From ECLIPSE: On Monday, Jan. 26th, the Moon will pass in front of the sun producing an annular "ring of fire" eclipse. This is not a total eclipse; the Moon will cover only 93% of the sun's surface. Nevertheless, the Moon's dead-center transit across the solar disk will produce a sight of rare beauty for observers along the "path of annularity." Best views are to be had from islands in Indonesia where the ring of fire will appear to sink into the ocean at sunset. Meanwhile, in Australia, southeast Asia, southern parts of India and South Africa, observers will experience an off-center partial eclipse. Crescent-shaped sunbeams will dapple the ground while high overhead the Moon takes a curved bite out of the sun. Please visit for eclipse maps, timetables and photos.If you're in the areas where the eclipse can be seen, how about taking and posting pictures?Animated map of eclipsePDF map of eclipse

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

Will a magnet work in space? Answered

Will a magnet work in space, if so, will its strength be affected making it seem stronger or weaker?

Asked by Kaptain Kool 7 years ago

edge space

The layout of the pages in Instructables, sometimes makes it quite difficult to read the left hand edge of the page. May I suggest that the page should not start hard against the left hand edge, but that a small space (margin) be allowed to ease the transition from one line of print to the next.

Posted by Waste Of Space 8 years ago

Worlds smallest Space Invaders machine ?

After 3 months I have finlly finished creating a mini working Space Invaders arcade machine. Let me know what you think

Posted by vcoleiro1 6 years ago