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Dog Spacesuit Up For Auction

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.03.2014 | Science

What do you buy the dog who has everything? How about this 1950s-era Soviet dog spacesuit? It's set to go on auction September 13 in Berlin. A...

Moon Camera Fetches Huge Sum At Auction Overseas

AP | Posted 05.24.2014 | Science

VIENNA (AP) — It was put on auction as a camera that made it to the moon and back. And it had its price — nearly $760,000. The Hasselblad 500 sol...

LOOK: Never-Before-Seen Photos Of Space Shuttle Disaster

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Think you've seen every photo of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster? Think again. Michael Hindes of West Springfield, Mass. was rummaging ...

Space Shuttle Disaster Marks Major Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.01.2013 | Science

Ten years have passed since the space shuttle Columbia disaster, which killed seven crew members. On Feb. 1, 2003 the shuttle disintegrated as it was ...

How Shuttle Disaster Forever Changed Spacecraft Safety

Posted 01.30.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 01/29/2013 01:43 PM EST on SPACE.com Ten years after the devastating Columbia space shuttle accident that took the...

"Everybody Say 'Poyekhali'!" -- Yuri's Night in Boston

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.23.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

After two more people had arrived, the decision was made to dim the lights and start the movie First Orbit. This unique film shows a nearly continuous orbit of the Earth as seen from the International Space Station, simulating what Yuri Gagarin would have seen on his flight.

Of Vacations Past and Future

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 05.06.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Only one week of classes stands between Boston University's student body and spring break, and the halls are ringing with the ever-popular question, "Where are you going?"

Counting My Blessings

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.19.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

I think there's a very good chance that John Glenn was the first astronaut whose name I ever learned. So getting to hear him speak was an exceedingly memorable moment.