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The International Space Station with Earth in the background photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis in 2010. (AP Photo/NASA)

A TV special will take viewers out of this world

NEW YORK (AP) — National Geographic Channel is going out of this world for a TV event. The network on Thursday announced “Live from Space,” a two-hour special to be broadcast live from the International […]

01/09/2014

This photo provided by NASA shows an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket launches at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, Wallops Island, Va. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

Cargo ship with gifts, ants heads to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A privately launched supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Thursday following a series of delays ranging from the cold to the sun. Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its […]

01/09/2014

In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 image, a giant cloud of solar particles, a coronal mass ejection, explodes off the sun, lower right, captured by the European Space Agency and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. The sun is obscured to show the atmosphere around it. (AP Photo/ESA, NASA - SOHO)

Misbehaving sun delays space station supply flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A strong solar storm is interfering with the latest grocery run to the International Space Station. On the bright side, the orbiting lab has won a four-year extension, pushing its […]

01/08/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

It is an exciting and unusual Christmas Eve at NASA, and in space where two space station astronauts are taking a walk. Penny and Phil spoke with NASA spokesman John Ira Petty about this rare occurrence:

12/24/2013

In this image taken from video provided by NASA, astronauts Rick Mastracchio, top, and Michael Hopkins work to repair an external cooling line on the International Space Station on Dec. 24, 2013, 260 miles above Earth. (AP Photo/NASA)

Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two space station astronauts ventured out on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, hoping to wrap up urgent repairs to a cooling system. It was the second spacewalk in four […]

12/24/2013

Humanoid robot Kirobo talks with Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager from Toyota Motor Corp., during a press unveiling in Tokyo.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Robot chats with astronaut on space station

TOKYO (AP) — The first humanoid robot in space made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero gravity on the International Space Station. Footage released by the robot’s […]

12/20/2013

The International Space Station with Earth in the background photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis in 2010. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA orders urgent spacewalk repairs at station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station. Station managers decided Tuesday to send two American astronauts out […]

12/17/2013

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Astronaut may get Christmas wish for spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronaut Rick Mastracchio may get his Christmas wish for a spacewalk or two because of a broken cooling system. Mastracchio, an experienced spacewalker, said he’s more than ready […]

12/13/2013

From left, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, U.S. astronaut Rick Mastracchio and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station (ISS), pose with an Olympic torch prior to the launch of a Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. The crew will take the Olympic torch to space as part of the ongoing Olympic torch relay. The torch will be brought back along with the station's current crew. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Olympic torch blasts into space ahead of Games

MOSCOW (AP) — A rocket carrying the Olympic flame successfully blasted off Thursday from earth ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. NASA Live TV showed the rocket, emblazoned with the pale blue Sochi 2014 […]

11/06/2013

Monitoring equipment at the Large Underground Xenon Experiment at Sanford Underground Research Facility deep in an abandoned gold mine in Lead, S.D.  (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Kristina Barker)

Search for dark matter comes up empty so far

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Nearly a mile underground in an abandoned gold mine, one of the most important quests in physics has come up empty-handed in the search for the elusive substance known as dark […]

10/30/2013

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