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In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013 image provided by NASA, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano participates in a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA could have prevented spacewalker’s close call

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA could have prevented last summer’s near-drowning of a spacewalking astronaut at the International Space Station, an investigation panel concluded Wednesday. Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano’s helmet filled with water during […]

02/26/2014

In this Aug. 1962 photo, astronaut Scott Carpenter has his space suit adjusted by a technician in Cape Canaveral, Fla.  (AP Photo, File)

Scott Carpenter, 2nd US astronaut in orbit dies

DENVER (AP) — Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth and first person to explore both the heights of space and depths of the ocean, died Thursday after a stroke. He was […]

10/10/2013

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NASA recycles spacecraft to search for asteroids

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – A NASA spacecraft currently in hibernation will be restarted to search for asteroids that astronauts could potentially explore. The space agency said Wednesday it will awaken the Wise spacecraft next month […]

08/22/2013

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NASA picks 8 new astronauts, 4 of them women

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has eight new astronauts — its first new batch in four years. Among the lucky candidates: the first female fighter pilot to become an astronaut in nearly two decades. […]

06/17/2013

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Astronauts face radiation threat on long Mars trip

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronauts traveling to and from Mars would be bombarded with as much cosmic radiation as they’d get from a full-body CT scan about once a week for a year, researchers reported […]

05/30/2013

Astronauts take spacewalk to find ammonia leak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Two spacewalking astronauts worked on a leaky radiator system outside the International Space Station on Thursday, just hours after barely dodging a menacing piece of orbiting junk. NASA ordered the […]

11/01/2012

Soyuz with astronauts docks with space station

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) – A Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts and a consignment of fish has successfully docked with the International Space Station after a two-day voyage. The arrival of NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and […]

10/25/2012

Spacewalking astronauts stymied by sticky bolts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Sticky bolts proved too much for a pair of spacewalking astronauts. Two spacewalking astronauts tried for hours Thursday to install a new power-switching box outside the International Space Station. But […]

08/30/2012

Hawthorne-based SpaceX launches

(CNS) – A rocket manufactured by a Hawthorne-based company soared into orbit today for a mission that will make the firm the first private company to send a spaceship to the International Space Station. Space […]

05/22/2012