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  • Ready to spacewalk? NASA astronauts to fix pump on space station

    Ready to spacewalk? NASA astronauts to fix pump on space station
    It’s official: NASA astronauts will have to step out into space to fix a faulty cooling loop at the International Space Station. Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins will take on the task, which will probably take two spacewalks and could stretch to...
  • NASA exerts 1 million pounds of force on rocket tank; see what happens

    NASA exerts 1 million pounds of force on rocket tank; see what happens
    I'm a huge NASA fan. Huge. In the past, the space agency has never failed to bowl me over. Curiosity. Wow. Hubble. Incredible. Space station. 925,000 pounds of awesome. High-tech can-crushing tests? Meh.  My problem with this worthy endeavor -- which...
  • Water vapor seen steaming off icy dwarf planet Ceres

    Water vapor seen steaming off icy dwarf planet Ceres
    Before Pluto’s fall from planetary grace, there was Ceres. Depending on your definition, it’s either the largest asteroid or the smallest dwarf planet -- but for a few glorious decades in the 1800s, the rocky sphere was a full planet in the...
  • NASA astronaut speaks at La Crescenta Elementary

    NASA astronaut speaks at La Crescenta Elementary
    NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson told a large group of La Crescenta Elementary students on Thursday what it’s like to be in space, sharing everything from what type of food she ate to how she exercised in zero-gravity. The Arcadia-born...
  • It may be a very long lunar night for China's Jade Rabbit moon rover

    It may be a very long lunar night for China's Jade Rabbit moon rover
    China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover experienced a “mechanical control abnormality” over the weekend, according to the official Xinhua news agency, just as it was set to go to "sleep" for the long lunar night. "Goodnight, Earth. Goodnight,...
  • Russian astronauts install Canadian cameras on space station

    Russian astronauts install Canadian cameras on space station
    Russian cosmonauts whose first attempt to install two high-tech cameras outside the International Space Station was thwarted by cabling issues last month made a second spacewalk Monday to finish the job – with mixed results. The high-resolution...
  • 'Gravity,' a breathtaking space adventure ★★★ 1/2

    'Gravity,' a breathtaking space adventure ★★&#9733 1/2
    "Gravity" defies itself. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play astronauts — a newbie scientist and a veteran cowboy — who dodge space debris and the usual narrative expectations while coping with a highly compressed series of crises 372 miles...
  • Working weekend? NASA astronauts gear up for Saturday spacewalk on ISS

    Working weekend? NASA astronauts gear up for Saturday spacewalk on ISS
    A pair of NASA astronauts are gearing up for a trio of spacewalks to fix a cooling loop aboard the International Space Station. The three-part show will take place Saturday, Monday and Wednesday – Christmas Day. Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and...
  • Next ISS spacewalk planned for Christmas Eve, but first a spacesuit fix

    Next ISS spacewalk planned for Christmas Eve, but first a spacesuit fix
    Bright and early on Dec. 24, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins will head out of the International Space Station to continue an essential repair to the station's cooling system that began Saturday. But first, they have to make a costume...
  • Spacewalk success! NASA astronauts ahead of schedule on ISS repairs

    Spacewalk success! NASA astronauts ahead of schedule on ISS repairs
    The first in a series of emergency spacewalks to fix a cooling system failure on the International Space Station went off without a hitch Saturday morning. In fact, it went so well that the two spacewalkers, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and...
  • Christmas Eve spacewalk to repair the ISS: Watch it live, right here

    Christmas Eve spacewalk to repair the ISS: Watch it live, right here
    NASA astronauts will make a second spacewalk in their effort to repair the International Space Station on Tuesday, and you can watch it live, right here. The Christmas Eve spacewalk begins at 4:10 a.m. PST, but if you happen to be up even earlier, NASA'...