Just because astronauts in orbit are miles and miles above the Earth's surface doesn't mean they have to miss out on all the holiday festivities. Trace shows us how this festive time of year is celebrated in space.
As if the International Space Station couldn't get any cooler, the Japanese segment of the orbiting outpost has launched a barrage of small satellites -- known as "cubesats" -- from their very own Cubesat Cannon! Continue reading →
Although Olympic torches have been launched into space before, the torch of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, became the first torch to complete an orbital relay during a spacewalk.
Two astronauts and a cosmonaut returned to Earth on Monday after a 166-day mission, bringing the Olympic torch back from the International Space Station after a historic space walk.
An all veteran crew is preparing for launch to the International Space Station Wednesday night with a very special payload aboard -- an Olympic torch, part of a high-profile buildup to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Continue reading →
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