Astronaut

In this handout photo provided by the European Space Agency (ESA), German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst takes a 'selfie' during his spacewalk, whilst aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on October 7, 2014 in Space. Gerst returned to earth on November 10, 2014 after spending six months on the International Space Station completing an extensive scientific programme, known as the 'Blue Dot' mission (Source: Alexander Gerst / ESA via Getty Images)

SpaceX Capsule Soars With Dummy In 1st Test Of Crew Escape

In another big test flight on Wednesday, a capsule was fired into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts.

05/06/2015

European Space Agency's Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti gestures during the press-conference on the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on November 22, 2014. The international crew of US astronaut Terry Virts, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and European Space Agency's Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti  is scheduled to blast off to the ISS from Baikonur early on November 24. AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV        (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Italian Astronaut Brews, Sips First Fresh Espresso In Space

In a cup designed for use in zero-gravity, an Italian astronaut sipped coffee from the world’s first espresso machine in space.

05/04/2015

(Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

Three Space Station Astronauts Return To Earth

After almost six months in outer space, three space station astronauts have made it back home to Earth safely.

09/11/2014

The New Horizons spacecraft engines start just prior to lift off from launch pad 41 at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 19 January 2006. The spacecraft is on a trailblazing probe to Pluto, at the solar system's outermost limits, following two days of delays. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Last Call: Pluto-Bound Craft Crosses Neptune Orbit

The New Horizons spacecraft, on its way to Pluto, crossed the orbit of Neptune Monday.

08/25/2014

International Space Station (Source: nasa.gov)

NASA Orders Emergency Spacewalk Repairs At ISS

There is trouble aboard the International Space Station and two astronauts will have to perform an emergency spacewalk to fix a bad pump on an external cooling system.

CBS Miami–12/18/2013

(Source: NASA)  The International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-133 crew member on space shuttle Discovery.

Astronaut May Get Christmas Wish For Spacewalk

Most people, for Christmas, ask for material things. But astronaut Rick Mastracchio, because of a broken cooling system at the spacestation, may actually get a spacewalk or two just in time for the holiday.

12/13/2013

(Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Astronaut With Flooded Helmet Felt Like Goldfish

Italy’s first spacewalking astronaut, after a leak flooded his helmet with water Tuesday while trying to performance maintenance at International Space Station, believes he now knows what it feels like to be a goldfish.

07/18/2013

(Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Spacewalkers Tackle Pending List Of Chores

A list of pending chores, which includes collecting science experiments, sent two astronauts to the International Space Station Tuesday.

07/09/2013

(Photo by: Chip Somodeville/Getty Images)

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit Opens

A who’s-who of NASA officials, astronauts, and former astronauts gathered at the Kennedy Space Center Saturday to get an up-close view of the last space shuttle to travel to space.

CBS Miami–06/29/2013

2013 Astronaut candidates. (Source: NASA.gov)

NASA Picks 8 New Astronauts, 4 Of Them Women

For the first time in four years, NASA has a new group of potential astronauts.

CBS Miami–06/17/2013

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