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Ex-Astronaut Weighs In On Spacewalking In 'Gravity'

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Science

The movie "Gravity" recreates the spacewalk experience, according to one former NASA astronaut. Leroy Chiao, a former commander of the International...

WATCH LIVE: Spacewalk To Fix Space Station

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 12.24.2013 | Science

Two American astronauts are spending Christmas Eve working in the vacuum of space to hopefully fix the vital cooling system aboard the International ...

WATCH: Space Agency's '8 Balls' To Begin Training

collectSPACE.com | Robert Z. Pearlman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science

HOUSTON — The "8 Balls" have landed in NASA's center pocket. On Tuesday (Aug. 20), eight new astronaut candidates — nicknamed the "Eight Balls" ...

PHOTOS: 8 New Astronauts Selected By Space Agency

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science

NASA has picked eight Americans, a mix of scientists and military pilots, to begin training for future space missions that may one day launch them al...

Ever Wish for an Out-of-this World Romance? America's Astro Wives Had It, and It Wasn't All Moonbeams

Lily Koppel | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Lily Koppel

In writing my new book, The Astronaut Wives Club, I learned that many of the astronauts who walked on the Moon had marriages that fell apart after they came back to Earth. I wondered: how is this possible?

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...

Astronauts, Scientist And YouTube Users Spot UFOs On The Moon (VIDEO)

Lee Speigel | Posted 01.16.2013 | Weird News

People claim to videotape UFOs in the sky above Earth. They also spot unusual-looking objects in NASA camera feeds at the International Space Station....

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.

First American Woman In Space Dies At 61

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2012 | Science

Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel into space, died Monday at the age of 61, the Associated Press reported. The cause of death was panc...

Astronauts To Launch 'Summer Games' Aboard ISS

Posted 06.17.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 06/15/2012 04:04 PM EDT on SPACE.com To mark the upcoming Olympic Games in London, a crew of astronauts due to laun...

Astronaut Wannabes Swamp NASA, But What Is Agency Looking For?

Posted 02.06.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 02/04/2012 08:43 AM EST on SPACE.com NASA may not have space shuttles to launch people into the final frontier anymo...

Now Hiring Astronauts

AP | BY SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 01.15.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Looking for a job? NASA is hiring astronauts. You can even apply online at a giant government jobs website. There's only one hitch...

NASA Astronauts Suddenly In Short Supply

AP | By MARCIA DUNN | Posted 11.08.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA needs to keep more astronauts on staff than planned even though no one is being launched from the home turf, a new report...

NASA's Next Great Mission

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 09.22.2011 | Technology

HOUSTON — With the space shuttle now history, NASA's next great mission is so audacious, the agency's best minds are wrestling with how to pull ...

Last Space Shuttle Crew Bids Historic Goodbye To Space Station

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The astronauts on NASA's final shuttle voyage floated out of the International Space Station for the last time Monday, le...

Space Shuttle Astronauts Enjoy Some Time Off, Eat Hostess Apple Pie

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After getting a little free time Thursday, the last space shuttle crew was woken up to deal with a second computer failur...

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...

The Next Frontier: Where Do Astronauts Go From Here?

nytimes.com | KENNETH CHANG | Posted 06.23.2011 | Technology

What happens when you have the right stuff at the wrong time? Members of NASA's astronaut corps have been asking just that, now that the space shut...

PHOTOS: The Most Amazing Pictures Sent FROM SPACE

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In January, NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station sent the first real-time tweets from space. Soon after, Japanese astronaut Soichi N...