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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:


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 […]


International Space Station

Space station to get $18 million balloon-like room

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASA is partnering with a commercial space company to test an inflatable room that can be compressed into a 7-foot tube for delivery to the International Space Station.


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 […]


SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial supply ship is on its way to the International Space Station. The California-based SpaceX launched its unmanned Falcon rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sunday night. Aboard the […]


NASA calls off space station's dodging of junk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – The International Space Station is safe from two pieces of menacing junk. NASA said Thursday the orbiting lab does not need to move out of the way of fragments from […]


Space 'Avengers'

(CNS) – Having already dominated theaters on Earth, Marvel Studios’ record-breaking blockbuster film “The Avengers” is now heading into space. The studio announced today that it has partnered with NASA to uplink the film to […]



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