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October 18, 2018

NASA astronaut who survived failed launch describes close call

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The NASA astronaut who survived last week’s failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm. Air Force Col. Nick […]
October 16, 2018

What do astronauts and one in five women have in common?

For thousands of years, nutrition has been a driving factor behind the success or failure of human exploration. This is particularly true in the case of […]
October 15, 2018

What’s the difference between a comet and an asteroid?

They both orbit the sun, but they’re very different. In our solar system, there are a lot of things that circle, or orbit, around our Sun. […]
October 14, 2018

Here’s How Space Agencies Prepare to Rescue Astronauts During Soyuz Launch Aborts and Landings

And that’s just what they did when, a couple minutes after the Oct. 11 launch, something went wrong with the rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey […]
October 13, 2018

The film First Man brings realities of life as an astronaut to the big screen

Dangers of the job and leaving friends and family are real challenges for astronauts History is replete with “firsts” and the myth-like qualities ascribed to the […]
October 12, 2018

Empty Space Station? NASA Prepares for the Worst (but Hopes for the Best) After Soyuz Abort

A few months from now, the International Space Station (ISS) could be unoccupied for the first time in nearly two decades. Russia’s workhorse Soyuz rocket suffered a […]
October 11, 2018

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut were forced to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned en route to the International Space […]
October 10, 2018

Astronauts Reflect on Apollo 11 Legacy in ‘First Man’ IMAX Featurette

Moon, it’s time for your close-up. “First Man,” the new Hollywood film about Apollo 11 moonwalker Neil Armstrong, hits theaters across the nation Friday (Oct. 12). […]
October 9, 2018

Virgin Galactic to reach space in ‘weeks not months’

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has said that Virgin Galactic is “weeks” away from its first trip into space. “We should be in space within weeks, not […]