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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

These satellite images show the snowpack in California on Jan. 13, 2013 on the left and on Jan. 13, 2014 on the right. (Photo credit: NASA/NOAA)

NASA researchers helping with California drought

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — NASA scientists say they’re deploying satellite and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it. NASA researchers and state water officials announced […]

02/25/2014

This Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014 photo released by NASA shows a test version of the Orion spacecraft, tethered inside the well deck of the USS San Diego prior to testing between NASA and the U.S. Navy. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA suspends Orion space capsule test off San Diego coast

SAN DIEGO (AP) — NASA has scrubbed a test off the California coast involving recovery of a mock-up of its newest space capsule after it was discovered that the cables weren’t strong enough to handle […]

02/21/2014

This undated artist concept released by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the Dawn spacecraft with Ceres and Vesta in the background. (AP Photo/William K. Hartmann/UCLA/NASA, JET PROPULSION LABORATORY)

Telescope spies water plumes on dwarf planet Ceres

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest object in the asteroid belt just got more attractive: Scientists have confirmed signs of water on the dwarf planet Ceres, one of the few bodies in the solar system […]

01/22/2014

In this image from video provided by NASA the Cygnus resupply spacecraft approaches the International Space Station early Sunday Jan. 12, 2013. The spacecraft is expected to arrive on the station later this morning. It is packed with 3,000 pounds of equipment and experiments provided by NASA, as well as food and even some ants for an educational project. Christmas presents also are on board for the six space station residents; the delivery is a month late. (AP Photo/NASA)

Christmas delivery finally for space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The six space station astronauts finally got their Christmas presents Sunday with the arrival of a privately launched supply ship that took an extra month to soar. The spacemen opened […]

01/12/2014

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

Beyonce (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NASA responds to Beyonce’s Challenger sample use

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASA officials say the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger accident “should never be trivialized” in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after tragedy struck. […]

12/31/2013

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

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