Spaceflight and Exploration

Nov 20, 2012
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NASA Tests Spaceflight Emergency System
As NASA prepares for the next generation of spacecraft, the space agency is renewing its focus on safety. A team of engineers is developing an emergency landing system that would fly astronauts to safety.
LCROSS Smashes Into The Moon
NASA just smashed the LCROSS and spent Centaur rocket into the moon in a search for water on the lunar surface. Even better - the impact was captured on video! Did it live up to the hype? James WIlliams takes a look.
Richard Branson Unveils 'Sexiest Spaceship Ever'
Commercial space travel just made a giant leap with the unveiling of SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's newest vessel and the world's first commercial spacecraft. Sir Richard Branson talks to Discovery News' Irene Klotz about his latest innovation.
New Digs For The Space Station
New toilets, beds and a fridge are being installed in the ISS. Dave Mosher and James Williams hammer out the details.
3 Qs: Space Tourist Fears
Kasey-Dee Gardner sits down with one of Virgin Galactic's maiden space travelers and finds out his three biggest fears about this sub-orbital spaceflight.
Traveler Trains for Virgin Flight
Virgin Galactic is now offering sub-orbital space flights for citizen astronauts. Discovery News' Kasey-Dee Gardner caught up with one of the fliers on the maiden voyage to find out about his experience.
Shuttle Launch Director
Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out what it is like to be launch director at NASA.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an astronaut? Kasey-Dee Gardner introduces you to Space Shuttle Commander Stephen Frick.
NASA Puts Satellites Through Wringer
Breaking satellites is the goal of some NASA engineers who make sure the equipment is ready for orbit. The Discovery News team checks out how they do it.
CPR in Space Now Easier
What's the best way to perform CPR in space? A University of Louisville researcher thinks he has the answer and floats it by Discovery News' James Williams.
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