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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)

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

In this Aug. 22, 2013 photo made available by NASA, the Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft is carried by a helicopter during a test in Sparks, Nev. (AP Photo/NASA, Carla Thomas)

Mini space shuttle skids off runway in test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new, smaller version of NASA’s space shuttle is recuperating from a rough first landing. The Dream Chaser space plane is being designed by Sierra Nevada Corp. It’s vying to […]

10/29/2013

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SpaceX launches Canadian satellite from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – A SpaceX rocket launched from the California coast Sunday carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather in what was billed as a test flight. The Falcon […]

09/29/2013

Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Shutdown impact: Tourists, homebuyers hit quickly

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the government “shuts down” next Tuesday, your mail will still come. Doctors will see Medicare patients. NASA will keep talking to the astronauts circling Earth on the Space Station. In fact, […]

09/27/2013

U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, speak with their families prior the launch of Soyuz-FG  rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, Pool)

Spacecraft with American, 2 Russians blasts off

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russians and an American has lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, soaring into the night sky for a six-hour trip to the International Space Station. Seated inside […]

09/25/2013

The Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket lifts off the launchpad at the NASA Wallops Island test flight facility in Wallops Island, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The unmanned Antares rocket will carry 1,300 pounds of food, clothes and other items as part of this test flight to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

2nd private company rockets toward space station

A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of NASA’s private suppliers for the high-flying lab. Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its first-ever supply ship […]

09/18/2013

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Chocolate coming on next space station delivery

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Virginia company makes its debut this week as a space station delivery service. And the lone American aboard the orbiting lab is counting on a fresh stash of chocolate. […]

09/16/2013

This image provided by NASA shows the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer aboard a Minotaur V rocket after a rollout at NASA's Wallops Island test flight facility in Wallops Island, Va., Thursday Sept. 5, 2013.  (AP Photo/NASA, Patrick Black)

NASA aiming for moon again, this time from Va.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust. The robotic spacecraft LADEE, will fly to the moon by way of Virginia’s […]

09/05/2013

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Colo. company tests spacecraft in Calif. desert

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A Colorado company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station has run the craft through a series of tests at a NASA facility in […]

08/22/2013

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