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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...

Out My Window, To The World... Above?

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 12.29.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

After the presentation, we were allowed to ask Dr. Patrick questions. Mine was simple: "Since you're so involved with creating new spacecraft, what about the future of human spaceflight most excites you?"

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...

Last Spacewalk Of NASA's Shuttle Era

Posted 09.11.2011 | Technology

*Scroll down for photos of the spacewalk.* (MARCIA DUNN, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A pair of astronauts ventured out on the l...

Astronauts Complete NASA's Final Spacewalk

AP | By MARCIA DUNN | Posted 07.27.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.(AP) -- Two astronauts made history Friday as the final spacewalkers of NASA's 30-year shuttle program, completing construction of...

WATCH: NASA Astronauts Encounter Problems During Spacewalk

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 07.22.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A spacewalking astronaut ran into trouble Sunday while trying to lubricate a joint in the life-sustaining solar power sys...

Technical Glitch Cuts Short Endeavour Spacewalk

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 07.20.2011 | Technology

HOUSTON — NASA ordered Endeavour's crew to take an unusual close-up look at a damaged tile in the space shuttle's delicate heat shield early Sat...

Spacewalking Day For Astronauts At Space Station

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A robotic system shutdown interrupted Monday's spacewalk outside the International Space Station, leaving an astronaut st...

ISS Spacewalk: Astronauts Step Out On First Spacewalk of mission

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A pair of spacewalking astronauts, one of them a surgeon, hustled through antenna and cable work outside the Internationa...

U.S. Losing Its Lead In Space, experts warn Congress

McClatchy | Robert S. Boyd | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

America's once clear dominance in space is eroding as other nations, including China, Iran and North Korea, step up their activities, a panel of exper...

Astronauts Embark On First Spacewalk

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts working inside and out installed a porch for experiments on Japan's enormous space station lab Saturday, accom...

Hubble Spacewalk PHOTOS: Astronauts Have Trouble With Hubble Repair Work

AP Aerospace Writer | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

***SCROLL DOW FOR PHOTOS*** CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Spacewalking astronauts had to install a refurbished pair of gyroscopes in the Hubble Space Telesc...