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Watch Astronauts' Violent Return To Earth From Inside Their Space Capsule

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 09.02.2015 | Science

If you think riding a rocket to the International Space Station makes for a bumpy ride, check out this new video showing what it's like to return to E...

'Thank You NASA!'

Clayton Anderson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Science
Clayton Anderson

It's a big time at NASA. Scientific probes are sailing through our solar system, gathering legions of data and amazing photographs. Rovers are crawling all over intriguing extraterrestrial bodies, boring little holes into their surfaces and gathering samples.

WATCH LIVE: Russia Sends First Female Cosmonaut To ISS

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.25.2014 | Science

At 4:25 p.m. EDT today, weather permitting, a multinational crew of three astronauts will be launched into space to begin a six-month mission aboard t...

Injunction Against RD-180 Engine Sales May Have Implications for US Rides to ISS

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

Assuming the Russians themselves don't decide to stop selling the RD-180s to ULA, Judge Braden's concerns should soon be alleviated and the sale of these engines should continue as normal.

The Specter of Space Station Sanctions: MAD

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.02.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

The dilemma for the West is how to really punish Russia and make it suffer without inflicting similar pain and suffering on itself.

ISS Calling Russia: Friend or Foe?

Clayton Anderson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Clayton Anderson

I guess I've always been a little bit cynical -- not much, mind you, but enough to cause me to look at the current happenings between Russia and Ukraine with a slightly jaundiced eye. How might this affect our relationship in outer space? Is Russia a friend, or are they a foe?

WATCH: What It's REALLY Like Inside Space Capsule During Reentry

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.14.2013 | Science

If you thought the movie "Gravity" was intense, then get ready for the real thing to blow you away. The video above shows what it's really like to...

The Olympic Torch Has Made Its Way Into Space

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

By Alissa de Carbonnel BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - A three-man crew took the Olympic torch to the International Space Station on a...

Russian Craft Delivers Repair Kit, Critical Supplies To Space Station

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 07.28.2013 | Science

An unmanned Russian spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station Saturday (July 27) bearing food, supplies and a repair kit for a malfunction...

Space Capsule Docks With ISS, Sets Record

Posted 05.29.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 05/28/2013 10:38 PM EDT on SPACE.com An international trio of astronauts has just become the newest residents of a sp...

WATCH LIVE: Astronauts, Cosmonaut Return To Earth

Posted 05.14.2013 | Science

A day after bidding goodbye to the International Space Station with a heartfelt rendition of David Bowie's 1969 hit "Space Oddity," Canadian astronaut...

Soyuz Spacecraft Brings Crew Back To Earth

science.nbcnews.com | Posted 03.15.2013 | Science

A Soyuz spacecraft brought an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts back to Earth on Friday after nearly five months of duty aboard the Intern...

Rocket Carrying International Crew Reaches Space Station

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2013 | Science

* Hadfield to be first Canadian to command ISS * Two spacewalks, some 150 experiments on crew's agenda * Station returne...

Russian Cargo Ship Docks With Space Station

Posted 01.28.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 01/27/2012 08:15 PM EST on SPACE.com A robotic Russian cargo ship pulled up to the International Space Sta...

Seeing the Space Station Before Dawn

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.16.2012 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

It may LOOK like just a dot from my backyard, but I know it's an orbital complex the size of a jumbo jet, built by 16 countries working together, and a house in space that's been inhabited continuously for more than half my life.

The Senate Launch System - Destiny, Decision, and Disaster

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Rick Tumlinson

Let's use the $38 billion Congress wants to flush down the toilet of history to save NASA by funding useful programs that will actually open the frontier and get the agency back to exploring almost right away.

PHOTO: Incredible Spacewalk Image Shows Sun And Earth Together

Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

Here's something you don't see everyday: the sun and the Earth, in the same picture. It's Tuesday's Image of the Day from NASA, taken with a fish-e...

NewSpace to the Rescue for the Space Station

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 10.28.2011 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

It is absurd that more then 50 years into the age of human spaceflight, the entire world depends on one launch system to get people to and from space.

Over and Out, Above and Beyond: Is the Space Age Over Or Just Beginning?

William Bradley | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology
William Bradley

As I watched the last mission of Atlantis -- something utterly unimaginable in 1969 -- some of the old feeling came back. But it seemed, with due respect, rather generic, with a cloudy future overhanging it all.

America's First Woman Space-Walker Remembers Shuttle Rides

James M. Clash | Posted 09.05.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

"This business consists of riding bombs. And if you do absolutely everything right, you can marshal the energy to do something astonishing like put yourself into orbit. If you do even a few things wrong, it's going to act like a bomb."

WATCH: Space Capsule Lands In Kazakshtan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three astronauts aboard the Soyuz Space Capsule have landed safely in Kazakhstan after a months-long mission at the International Space Station. Am...

Weightless Training Over Moscow

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

In Russia, you can experience simulated bursts of weightlessness (parabolic flight) in an old Ilyushin 76 cargo plane -- the same aircraft in which Russian cosmonauts train.

Inside The International Space Station (VIDEO): Take A Dizzying Tour In The ISS

Huffington Post | Amanda Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The International Space Station, which went into orbit over a decade ago, is believed to be one of the most expensive objects ever constructed. So wh...

Russian Rocket Carries Space Tourist

nytimes.com | WILLIAM HARWOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- With the shuttle Discovery safely away from the International Space Station, a Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off Thursday...

Flight School: Back to Blog!

Esther Dyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Esther Dyson

I'm sitting here in Star City, training to be a cosmonaut, and I was sure I would have the time to write a blog after classes every day from 9 to 6. Now's the time to get serious about it.