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Sounds From Space -- Music for Yuri's Night 2014!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Zoe P. Strassfield

Wow, where did the past year go? It's once again time to dust off your space helmets and dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate the anniversary of t...

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?

Denied, Deferred, Demented

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

The 472 women, including me, who have advanced to what Mars One calls Round Two have a reasonable expectation of being among the first to colonize Mars. It's even conceivable that I could be the one to take the sure-to-become-iconic first footstep onto the surface of the red planet.

WATCH: Cosmonauts 'Walk' With Olympic Torch

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 11.09.2013 | Science

Update: Russian cosmonauts have successfully passed the Olympic torch in orbit in today's spacewalk. See the full story and photos below. For the ...

Cosmonaut 'Cable Workers' Set New Space Record

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 08.18.2013 | Science

Two cosmonauts set a new record for the longest Russian spacewalk on Friday (Aug. 16), spending more than seven hours working outside the Internation...

Russians Complete Spacewalk Outside ISS

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 08.24.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two space station astronauts took care of a little outside maintenance Monday. Russian flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhi...

First Woman In Space Honored On Anniversary Of Historic Flight

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 08.14.2013 | Science

MOSCOW — It was another Soviet first in space 50 years ago – putting a woman in orbit. And 26-year old Valentina Tereshkova carried her pa...

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...

Touching the Sky

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.01.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Guy Laliberte, a Canadian former acrobat and fire-eater who had founded Cirque du Soleil in the 1980s, was announced as the next space tourist to visit the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

ISS-Bound Rocket Lifts Off With Crew From Three Nations

Posted 12.19.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 12/19/2012 07:26 AM EST on SPACE.com This story was updated on Dec. 19 at 7:20 a.m. EST. An American astronaut, a ...

NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Back On Earth After Months In Space

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — Three astronauts touched down in the dark, chilly expanses of central Kazakhstan onboard a Soyuz capsule Monday after a 125...

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.

Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter Celebrates 50-Year Flight Milestone

James M. Clash | Posted 07.30.2012 | Science
James M. Clash

I caught up with former astronaut Scott Carpenter -- a retired U.S. Navy captain and one of only two original Mercury Seven "right stuff" astronauts still alive (the other is Glenn) -- on the half-century anniversary of his flight.

NASA Veteran, Cosmonauts Blast Off Toward Space Station

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.18.2012 | Science

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- A three-man crew blasted off from a space center in southern Kazakhstan Tuesday morning on board a Russian-made Soyuz craft for ...

Happy Aerospace Holidays: Music for Yuri's Night

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Zoe P. Strassfield

In 2001, space enthusiasts decided April 12th was the perfect day to throw a party celebrating space exploration, and in the 11 years since, it's grown by leaps and bounds.

Ushering in the Final Frontier -- Manned Spaceflight

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
Ayodele Faiyetole

Space is vast, and in order for humans to further take the giant leaps of colonizing the other planets -- terraforming and living on there -- we need to ensure the growth of humans into multiplanetary beings and some more emphasis has to be paid to manned spaceflight.

The Joy of Finding Out

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 02.17.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

The focus of Dr. Coleman's presentation was life aboard the International Space Station, from washing her hair (it's hard when water, like everything else, floats!) to the differences between modules built by different countries

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.

Moby, 'Like Down In Darkness'

Posted 10.18.2011 | Home

Astronauts can be sad, too. Moby's first single from Destroyed, "Lie Down in Darkness," now has a video, and it features an old man, looking back o...