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February 3, 2013

Space Babies: Our favorite Super Bowl Commercial

This year sees and unprecedented amount of space themed super bowl commercials. Our favorite here at Astronaut.com though is the “Space Babies” ad from Kia….enjoy. Related […]
February 3, 2013

Record-setting asteroid to shave past Earth next month

An asteroid about half the size of a football field will zoom past Earth on Feb. 15, closer than the man-made satellites that power GPS, says […]
February 3, 2013

Astronauts Will Watch Super Bowl from Space

Six astronauts living in space may not have gravity, fresh food or a shower, but there is one Earth necessity they won’t miss Sunday: The Super […]
February 3, 2013

NASA Videos Solar Eruption Aimed at Earth

The Coronal Mass Ejection will shower earth with high speed solar particles in a few days. NASA has announced that they have detected a coronal mass […]
February 2, 2013

Russian Rocket Crashes In The Pacific, Carrying U.S. Satellite

A Russian rocket carrying a U.S. satellite crashed into the Pacific this morning. No one was hurt, thankfully, but this isn’t exactly good news for Russian commercial […]
February 2, 2013

Quebec travel agency to offer trips into space for about $100,000

Canadians dreaming about becoming a space tourist now have another choice…. LAVAL, Que. – Canadians dreaming about becoming a space tourist now have another choice. Space […]
February 1, 2013

Space travel: From fiction to reality for the average man.

Growing up, did you want to be an Astronaut? The boy in this commercial for Toyota’s new Rav4 does. The ad, entitled “Wish Granted” http://www.toyota.com/, features […]
February 1, 2013

A somber 10-year anniversary for space shuttle Columbia

Ten years ago Friday, the shuttle Columbia crumbled to Earth after 16 days in the heavens. As the shuttle passed over Texas en route to a […]
February 1, 2013

Future of program unclear after Canadian Space Agency boss quits

MONTREAL — The recent announcement from Steve MacLean that he’s stepping down as head of the Canadian Space Agency has industry-watchers speculating that it might be […]