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In this image from video made available by NASA, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, right, describes the water in his helmet on the Tuesday, July 16, 2013 spacewalk with U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy, right, during a news conference with U.S. astronaut Karen Nyberg on the International Space Station on Thursday, July 13, 2013. (AP Photo/NASA)

Astronaut with flooded helmet felt like goldfish

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now he knows what it’s like to be a goldfish in a fishbowl. Two days after his helmet flooded during a spacewalk, astronaut Luca Parmitano relived the experience Thursday, describing […]

07/18/2013

This July 11, 2010 photo provided by Italian land artist Dario Gambarin shows his a gigantic portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela, ploughed by Gambarin in a country field of 27,000 square meters, in Castagnaro, Italy. Gambarin made the portrait to mark the end of the Soccer World Cup in South Africa. (AP Photo/Dario Gambarin)

Mandela Day celebrations around the world

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The world is celebrating Nelson Mandela Day with acts of community service and messages of goodwill to the former South African president who remains hospitalized on his 95th birthday. SEE AN INTERACTIVE […]

07/18/2013

In this image provided by NASA Tuesday July 16, 2013, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, Expedition 36 flight engineer, participates in a spacewalk as work continues on the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA still perplexed by astronaut’s flooded helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The spacewalking astronaut who came close to drowning in a flooded helmet searched for clues in his spacesuit Wednesday, in hopes of understanding the unprecedented water leak. Engineers in Houston, […]

07/17/2013

In this image from video made available by NASA, astronauts discuss the aborted spacewalk aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA aborts spacewalk due to water leak in helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station on Tuesday because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut’s helmet that drenched his eyes, nose and mouth. The leak […]

07/16/2013

International Space Station

Astronauts tackle chore backlog on spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two spacewalking astronauts tackled a backlog of outdoor work at the International Space Station on Tuesday. It was the first spacewalk for Italy — a major contributor to the orbiting […]

07/09/2013

NASA Kennedy video posted on YouTube of Atlantis museum display.

Space shuttle Atlantis ‘go’ for public viewing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The last space shuttle to soar makes its museum debut this weekend, and it’s the belle of NASA’s retirement ball. The Atlantis exhibit opens to the public Saturday at Kennedy […]

06/27/2013

International Space Station

2 Russian astronauts tackle chores in spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two space station astronauts took care of a little outside maintenance Monday. Russian flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin replaced a main valve on the International Space Station and […]

06/24/2013

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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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Private spaceship tests underway in Va. and Calif.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Colorado company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station is having its spacecraft undergo a series of landing-focused tests at NASA facilities in Virginia and California. […]

05/16/2013

International Space Station

NASA: New pump resolves big space station leak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA says an impromptu spacewalk seems to have fixed a big ammonia leak at the International Space Station. The “gusher” erupted last Thursday. Two days later, spacewalking astronauts replaced a […]

05/16/2013

Ammonia leak in Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CNS) – A smell of ammonia drew Long Beach Fire Department HazMat units to a cold storage facility in the area of Anaheim Street and Daisy Avenue this morning and prompted authorities to […]

05/13/2013

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Spacewalking repair halts station leak – for now

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Astronauts making a rare, hastily planned spacewalk replaced a pump outside the International Space Station on Saturday in hopes of plugging a serious ammonia leak. The prospects of success grew […]

05/11/2013

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