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The Moon Tree That Orbited the Moon 34 Times

Julee Morrison | Posted 05.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Julee Morrison

In 1971, between January 31 and February 9, a forest of trees flew to the moon with three astronauts, one a former "smokejumper" firefighter. They orb...

Fly Me to the Moon!

Clayton Anderson | Posted 06.06.2015 | Science
Clayton Anderson

Yes, I know the current push by our Federal Space Agency on social media is #JourneytoMars, but are we ready? Really ready? Nope, I don't think we're even close.

Astronauts Put A Camera Inside An Orb Of Water, And This Happened

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 11.07.2014 | Science

Maybe you've seen videos of astronauts playing with floating blobs of water, but how about a video shot from inside the watery blob? That's just what ...

Ex-Astronaut Weighs In On Spacewalking In 'Gravity'

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Science

The movie "Gravity" recreates the spacewalk experience, according to one former NASA astronaut. Leroy Chiao, a former commander of the International ...

WATCH LIVE: Spacewalk To Fix Space Station

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 12.24.2013 | Science

Two American astronauts are spending Christmas Eve working in the vacuum of space to hopefully fix the vital cooling system aboard the International S...

WATCH: Space Agency's '8 Balls' To Begin Training

collectSPACE.com | Robert Z. Pearlman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science

HOUSTON — The "8 Balls" have landed in NASA's center pocket. On Tuesday (Aug. 20), eight new astronaut candidates — nicknamed the "Eight Balls" ...

PHOTOS: 8 New Astronauts Selected By Space Agency

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science

NASA has picked eight Americans, a mix of scientists and military pilots, to begin training for future space missions that may one day launch them all...

Ever Wish for an Out-of-this World Romance? America's Astro Wives Had It, and It Wasn't All Moonbeams

Lily Koppel | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Lily Koppel

In writing my new book, The Astronaut Wives Club, I learned that many of the astronauts who walked on the Moon had marriages that fell apart after they came back to Earth. I wondered: how is this possible?

Astronauts, Scientist And YouTube Users Spot UFOs On The Moon (VIDEO)

Lee Speigel | Posted 01.16.2013 | Weird News

People claim to videotape UFOs in the sky above Earth. They also spot unusual-looking objects in NASA camera feeds at the International Space Station....

My Conversation With an Astronaut

Ben Arnon | Posted 11.11.2012 | Science
Ben Arnon

Tom Marshburn has been with NASA for more than 16 years. In December, Tom will be headed to the International Space Station (ISS) for a six-month mission. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Tom recently.

First American Woman In Space Dies At 61

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2012 | Science

Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel into space, died Monday at the age of 61, the Associated Press reported. The cause of death was panc...

Astronauts To Launch 'Summer Games' Aboard ISS

Posted 06.17.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 06/15/2012 04:04 PM EDT on SPACE.com To mark the upcoming Olympic Games in London, a crew of astronauts due to laun...

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...

The Next Frontier: Where Do Astronauts Go From Here?

nytimes.com | KENNETH CHANG | Posted 06.23.2011 | Technology

What happens when you have the right stuff at the wrong time? Members of NASA's astronaut corps have been asking just that, now that the space shut...

PHOTOS: The Most Amazing Pictures Sent FROM SPACE

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In January, NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station sent the first real-time tweets from space. Soon after, Japanese astronaut Soichi N...