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Barbie Gears Up For Interplanetary Mission | Robert Z. Pearlman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Science

A new collaboration between NASA and Mattel, the largest toy company in the world, is turning the Red Planet a tad more pink. "Mars Explorer Barbie,...

NASA Scrambles To Avoid Another Helmet Mishap

AP | Marcia Dunn | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is rushing to get spacesuit repair tools on a launch to the International Space Station this weekend. Last week, an I...

Astronaut Describes Scary Moment When Helmet Flooded

AP | Marcia Dunn | Posted 07.18.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Now he knows what it's like to be a goldfish in a fishbowl. Two days after his helmet flooded during a spacewalk, astronau...

Astronaut Wives Reveal Truth Behind 'Picture-Perfect' Marriages

Posted 06.17.2013 | Divorce

Astronaut wives were the "American royalty" of the 1960s, catapulted into the spotlight by their husbands, the Mercury Seven -- NASA's first astronaut...

President To Honor America's First Woman In Space

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Freedom posthumously on Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space. Obama say...

Cosmonaut Breaks Longstanding Space Record

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 06.19.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut became the world's oldest spacewalker Friday, joining a much younger cosmonaut's son for ...

WATCH: What Happens When You Cry In Space?

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

In space, no one can hear you scream -- at least that's how Hollywood promoted the 1979 blockbuster "Alien." But what happens if you cry in space? In ...

How NASA Astronauts Vote From Space

Posted 01.05.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 11/05/2012 10:11 AM EST on Call it the ultimate absentee ballot. NASA astronauts aboard the International Spa...

Astronaut Sunita Williams Says Space Is Really Cool, And I Believe Her (VIDEO)

David Freeman | Posted 11.26.2012 | Science
David Freeman

"Being in space is really cool." That's not me talking -- the closest I've come to life in zero-G was using the family station wagon for simulated moon missions back in the day. No, that simple assessment comes straight from the mouth of NASA astronaut Sunita L. Williams.

An Appreciation of Neil Armstrong: The Coolest. Dude. Ever.

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 11.06.2012 | Science
Mark W. Schleisner

In the history of humankind, only one person has a bio that includes "first on the moon": Neil Armstrong. And was he ever the right person for the job!

Cara Santa Maria

Our Fallen Heroes | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.29.2012 | Science

On Saturday August 25, 2012, a true American hero lost his life. Neil Armstrong was the first person to bravely leave our world behind and set foot on...

'One Small Step': Remembering Neil Armstrong

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 10.26.2012 | Science
Robert L. Cavnar

Neil Armstrong represented all that was the ideal in our time. I'll never forget watching those grainy images that night, as Armstrong jumped off the ladder of the lander onto the surface of the moon.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Sally Ride Remembered on TYT | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.25.2012 | Science

Sally Ride was the first American woman to go to space, blasting off on the Space Shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983, mere months before I was born. ...

Former NASA Astronaut Dies In Water Scooter Crash

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 07.03.2012 | Science

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A former NASA astronaut who commanded space shuttle Discovery's second-to-last mission died after a water scooter crash involving his...

TONIGHT: Space Shuttle Veteran, Cosmonauts Launch Into Space

Posted 05.14.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/14/2012 07:47 AM EDT on Three astronauts are finally ready to blast off toward the International Space Sta...

Astronaut's Surprising Pick For Next Space Crew Mascot

AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

STAR CITY, Russia — An American astronaut heading to the International Space Station has chosen Smokey Bear as his crew's mascot. NASA astronau...

Guitar-Strumming Astronaut Plans Zero-G Recording Gig

Posted 03.19.2012 | Science

By: Steve Spaleta, Producer/Editor Published: 03/19/2012 09:45 AM EDT on Canadian astronaut and future space station comma...

iPad Might Prove Handy In Space, Astronaut Says

Posted 03.08.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 03/07/2012 05:16 PM EST on Apple launched the new iPad today (March 7), but American astronauts on the Inte...

A United Vision for Space

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.02.2012 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

It is time to declare that the goal of the United States in space is the settlement of the solar system, from low Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars.

Why Astronaut Built LEGO ISS Inside Real ISS

Posted 02.25.2012 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 02/25/2012 07:24 AM EST on It took more than 200 astronauts from 12 countries more than a dozen year...

What Would Happen If You Shot A Gun In Space?

Posted 02.22.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 02/22/2012 10:51 AM EST on Lifes Little Mysteries Fires can't burn in the oxygen-free vacuum of space, but guns...

Robonaut, Astronaut Join Hands For Space First

Posted 02.16.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 02/15/2012 07:32 PM EST on This story was updated at 6:42 p.m. ET. A NASA robot built to ease the daily...

WATCH: Huge Solar Storm Could Affect Astronauts, Satellites

AP/The Huffington Post | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 03.24.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- The sun is bombarding Earth with radiation from the biggest solar storm in more than six years with more to come from the fast-moving er...

"Why Space" Part II -- We Need an Edge

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 03.18.2012 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

I believe we will go to space because we have to in order to continue our growth as human beings. There is little choice involved.

Who Owns Space Artifacts?

AP | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 03.11.2012 | Science

MIAMI -- The head of NASA met Monday with former astronauts to discuss who owns space artifacts from moon shots and other missions, saying afterward t...