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China Ramps Up Space Program With Edge-Of-Desert Launch

AP | ANDY WONG | Posted 08.11.2013 | Science

JIUQUAN, China — A Chinese spacecraft blasted off to begin the country's fifth and longest manned space mission, taking three astronauts to an o...

End of Space Shuttle Saves World

Anna Leahy | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Anna Leahy

If Richard Godwin's biotech company can do what it thinks it can, no one in the world need go hungry, and we might be able to live forever.

TODAY: International Crew To Launch Into Orbit

Posted 05.28.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 05/28/2013 10:50 AM EDT on SPACE.com A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying an American astronaut, an Italian astronaut ...

Private Space Plane Makes Big Move

Posted 05.20.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/19/2013 08:57 AM EDT on SPACE.com A private space plane has arrived at a NASA facility in California to undergo tests ...

WATCH: Astronauts Take Emergency Spacewalk To Fix Leak

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 07.11.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts making a rare, hastily planned spacewalk replaced a pump outside the International Space Station on Saturday i...

Astronauts Plan Emergency Spacewalk

Posted 05.10.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 05/10/2013 10:33 AM EDT on SPACE.com Astronauts on the International Space Station are preparing for a possible emerg...

ISS Dodges Cosmic Bullet...Almost

Posted 05.02.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 05/02/2013 10:08 AM EDT on SPACE.com Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have dodged a cosmic bullet .....

So You Wanna Go To Mars?

Posted 04.23.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 04/22/2013 02:21 PM EDT on SPACE.com NEW YORK — If a one-way trip to Mars appeals to you, now's the time to apply...

Sex In Space? It's Complicated

Posted 04.19.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 04/19/2013 05:07 AM EDT on SPACE.com Getting busy might sound like a good way to pass the time on long space journeys...

Russia Reveals Deep Space 'Catch-Up' Plan

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2013 | Science

By Denis Dyomkin VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin told astronauts in orbit on Friday that Russia will ...

T-1 Day Until Yuri's Night 2013!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.11.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

It's that time of year again--a time of year space fans love! Those of you who saw my posts last year will remember that April 12th is Yuri's Night, t...

LOOK: Astronauts & Their Pets

Melissa Cronin | Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

From National Pistachio Day to National Tap Dance Day, our calendars are so full of celebrations, it seems like there's no space for anything else. Sp...

Can You Grow a Tree in Zero Gravity?

Quora | Posted 05.26.2013 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matt Sutton, physics graduate from the University of Sussex Yes, you can, though there is on...

Space Station Crew Comes Back To Earth

AP | Posted 05.15.2013 | Science

MOSCOW -- A Soyuz space capsule carrying an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts has landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan, returning the three...

WATCH: Stunning New ISS Time-Lapse Video

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.12.2013 | Science

NASA astronaut Don Pettit has seen it all -- from space. His innovative photography work aboard the International Space Station has ushered in a new e...

PHOTOS: Are These The 10 Cutest Critters That Have Been In Space?

Melissa Cronin | Posted 03.06.2013 | Science

Astronaut Alan Shepard may have been America's first man in space when he went up in 1961, but he wasn't the nation's first simian in space. That hono...

Chinese Space Program Sets Date For Fifth Manned Mission

AP | Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

BEIJING -- China will send three astronauts to its orbiting space station this summer in a mission that's part of preparations to establish an even la...

What I Learned During My Spacewalks

Jerry L. Ross | Posted 04.25.2013 | Home
Jerry L. Ross

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoThe Space Shuttle's three main engines and two solid rocket boosters spewed fire and smoke, and their deafening noise roared in my ears during seven launches into space.

NASA Restores Contact With ISS

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.21.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- The International Space Station regained contact with NASA controllers in Houston after nearly three hours of accidental quiet, the spac...

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 ...

Rocket Man: Pete Conrad's Innovative Spirit Lives On

Kathy Eldon | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

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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 ...

Why Modern Airports Have to Change

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The fact is that the everyday-ness of today's airports is exactly the opposite of what we flyers need. Don't wall us off, you builders, from where we are and what we are about to do. We may be frightened but we are not dumb.

Doc, Am I Fit To Fly Into Space?

XPRIZE | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Julielynn Wong Julielynn Wong, MD, is an alumnus of Singularity University. She edited a textbook entitled "Surgery in Space" and trained in space...

WATCH: ISS Veteran Shows How Astros Pee, Poop In Space

Melissa Cronin | Posted 01.10.2013 | Science

Ever wondered what it's like to work, eat, and -- um-- go to the bathroom in microgravity 230 miles above the Earth's surface? Now's your chance t...