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Sep 26, 2014 05:00 AM ET // Tariq Malik, Space.com
A Russian-built Soyuz capsule carrying a crew of three reached the International Space Station late Thursday (Sept. 25), despite a stuck solar array that failed to deploy just after its launch six hours earlier.
Sep 18, 2014 09:52 AM ET // Tracy Staedter
Shape-memory materials that produce active compression could provide astronauts with a lightweight and flexible space suit. Continue reading →
Sep 10, 2014 08:05 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
A Russian cosmonaut is poised to make a bit of history when she launches to the International Space Station this month, even if she considers the mission a routine spaceflight.
Sep 5, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Discovery News
In recent weeks, the International Space Station crew have been treated some some mind-blowing auroral displays. Here are some of our favorite moments.
Sep 5, 2014 01:29 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Last night, two more of Planet Lab’s shoebox-sized Earth imaging satellites launched themselves from aboard the International Space Station, the latest in a series of technical mysteries. Continue reading →
Sep 4, 2014 09:56 AM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA and General Motors developed Robonaut to work alongside people and now he'll have two legs just like us (but better). Continue reading →
Sep 3, 2014 07:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When watching NASA’s historic video footage of the Apollo astronauts on the moon, it becomes clear that the alien lunar gravity was a little troublesome. The moonwalkers would often trip, stumble and wipe out as they explored the dusty landscape. … Continue reading →
Aug 29, 2014 12:36 PM ET
Shaving, getting a haircut, clipping one's fingernails ... these are all matters of personal hygiene taken for granted by Earth-bound people. But for astronauts they present a host of challenges.
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