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Russian Space Freighter Delivers U.S. Space Suit Repair Tools

July 28th, 2013

Russia’s Progress 52 supply capsule docked with the International Space Station late Saturday, delivering a NASA tool kit to deal with the worrisome water leak that cut short a July 16 spacewalk by European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano among the 2.8 tons of cargo on board. The Russian freighter followed an “express” six hour, […]

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Asteroid Exploration

Second NASA Curiosity Mission Would Seek Evidence of Past Life on Mars

July 11th, 2013

NASA is refining plans for a second SUV-sized Curiosity rover mission to Mars in 2020 that would search for evidence of past biological activity, a potential international enterprise whose results may address the prospects for life elsewhere in the solar system and perhaps beyond. A 19-member Science Definition Team selected by NASA earlier this year […]

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Exploration

Spacewalk Prepares Space Station for New Russian Lab

June 25th, 2013

Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin prepared the International Space Station’s Russian segment for the arrival of the Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module during a spacewalk Monday. Russia’s Nauka science compartment is scheduled for launching in December. Monday’s spacewalk eclipsed the scheduled six hours, as Yurchikhin and Misurkin struggled with fatigue from the many hand intensive […]

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Biographies

Valentina Tershkova Pioneered the Way to Space For Woman

June 15th, 2013

Sunday marks an important anniversary in the annals of human spaceflight.   On June 16, 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space. Now 77, Tereshkova circled the Earth 48 times flying solo over three days in the Vostok 6 spacecraft. Her flight followed the first human spaceflight, a one […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg Among Three New Space Station Crew Members

May 29th, 2013

A Russian Soyuz crew transport with a  two man, one woman crew docked with the International Space Station late Tuesday, following a second consecutive “express flight” to the 15 nation orbiting science lab. NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano plan to spend up to six months on […]

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