SpaceX Capsule Soars With Dummy In 1st Test Of Crew EscapeIn 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.
Italian Astronaut Brews, Sips First Fresh Espresso In SpaceIn a cup designed for use in zero-gravity, an Italian astronaut sipped coffee from the world’s first espresso machine in space.
Three Space Station Astronauts Return To EarthAfter almost six months in outer space, three space station astronauts have made it back home to Earth safely.
Last Call: Pluto-Bound Craft Crosses Neptune OrbitThe New Horizons spacecraft, on its way to Pluto, crossed the orbit of Neptune Monday.
NASA Orders Emergency Spacewalk Repairs At ISSThere 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.
Astronaut May Get Christmas Wish For SpacewalkMost 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.
Astronaut With Flooded Helmet Felt Like GoldfishItaly’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.
Spacewalkers Tackle Pending List Of ChoresA list of pending chores, which includes collecting science experiments, sent two astronauts to the International Space Station Tuesday.
Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit OpensA 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.
NASA Picks 8 New Astronauts, 4 Of Them WomenFor the first time in four years, NASA has a new group of potential astronauts.
Spacewalking Team Is Successful At Second Stiff Bolt ShotSpacewalking astronauts armed with brushes and other homemade tools attempted to install a critical power-switching box at the International Space Station on Wednesday and revive electrical systems.
Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The AgesLooking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.
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