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What Astronauts Know About Leadership

Tom Fox | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Ellen Ochoa is a former astronaut and the first Hispanic woman to go into space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery in ...

6 Out-of-This-World Attractions for Space Cadets

MiniTime | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Are your kids fascinated by the miracle of flight? Whether they dream of piloting jets or rocketing into a galaxy far, far away, a circle tour of our dispersed fleet of retired space craft is a great place to foster their interest.

'Star Trek' Prop Restored For Display At NASA Facility

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 07.02.2013 | Science

A life-size spaceship prop from TV's original "Star Trek" series, once lost and in shambles, has been lovingly restored to its former glory by die-ha...

What Does It Take To Become An Astronaut?

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2013 | Science

NASA's June 17 announcement that it had selected eight new astronaut-trainees has some people asking: What does it take to become an astronaut? Th...

WATCH: Last Moonwalker Makes Historic Call To ISS

Posted 02.10.2013 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 02/09/2013 09:52 AM EST on SPACE.com HOUSTON — The last man to walk on the moon made an unexpected call to the ...

WATCH: NASA Goes 'Gangnam Style'

Posted 12.18.2012 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 12/17/2012 05:37 PM EST on SPACE.com One of the newest in a long line of "Gangnam Style" parody videos, NASA...

WATCH: Aurora, Moonsets & More From 240 Miles High

Posted 04.09.2012 | Science

The International Space Station has been killing it with time-lapse videos of the earth lately, and now NASA's Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Ear...

Astronaut Wannabes Swamp NASA, But What Is Agency Looking For?

Posted 02.06.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 02/04/2012 08:43 AM EST on SPACE.com NASA may not have space shuttles to launch people into the final frontier anymo...

NASA Looking For New Astronauts: Do You Have The Right Stuff?

The Los Angeles Times | Deborah Netburn | Posted 12.04.2011 | Technology

Ever dreamed of being an astronaut? If the answer is yes, then NASA just might have space for you. ...

The End of the Shuttle: The Real Reason We Send People Into Space

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 09.16.2011 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

This week, the shuttle program ends and we "celebrate" the anniversary of Apollo, when humans first walked on the moon. Yet, many question if we ever went. Why? Because if we had why aren't we still there and far beyond?

Lee Speigel

Astronaut's Bittersweet Memories Of Space Shuttle Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off and disappeared into the sky Friday, and with it went NASA's longest running space travel program. The final ...

Cancelled Space Shuttle Program Hurts Houston Ego, Economy

Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

HOUSTON — The end of the space shuttle program is hitting its Florida launch home in the pocketbook with some areas practically becoming economic gh...

Houston, We Have a Problem

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Philip Neches

The competitive phase of the manned space program succeded in beating the Soviet Union. The cooperative phase succeeded in helping the former Soviet Union join the world. Now what?