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December 28, 2013

Russian cosmonauts perform record-breaking spacewalk

Cosmonauts, Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky, spent 8 hours and 5 minutes in open space in Russian-made Orlan-MK space suits, setting a record for the longest […]
December 27, 2013

NASA, JAXA Announce Launch Date For New Precipitation Satellite

On Thursday, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced the date and window — Feb. 27 from 1:07 pm to 3:07 pm EST — for the […]
December 24, 2013

Rare Christmas Eve spacewalk underway to wrap up ISS repair

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two space station astronauts have floated outside on Christmas Eve in hopes of finishing urgent cooling system repairs. It’s only the second […]
December 23, 2013

Former Apollo 8 astronaut to mark anniversary of 1968 Christmas Eve broadcast to Earth

CHICAGO – A retired astronaut is helping mark the 45th anniversary of the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon. Captain James Lovell Jr. is set […]
December 22, 2013

NASA astronauts finish spacewalk after repairs

Astronauts removed an old space station pump Saturday, sailing through the first of a series of urgent repair spacewalks to revive a crippled cooling line. The […]
December 21, 2013

Nasa astronauts begin spacewalk to carry out urgent repairs

Astronauts at the International Space Station have begun a spacewalk to carry out urgent repairs. The two Americans on the crew have gone outside the station […]
December 20, 2013

Kirobo robot has first space chat on board ISS

Japan‘s robot astronaut Kirobo has performed its first mission at the International Space Station – holding a series of conversations with a Japanese astronaut and keeping […]
December 19, 2013

Gaia: Huge Billion-Star Telescope Launched

The world’s most powerful satellite camera has been launched into space aboard a rocket. The £620m observatory lifted off from the Sinnamary launch complex in French Guiana […]
December 17, 2013

China’s Moon Rover Starts To Make Tracks

China’s Chang’e-3 spacecraft performed a  nerve-wracking 12 minute descent and touched down safely on the lunar surface on Saturday, December 14 at 8:11 am EST. Several hours […]