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  • American, Russian leaving Earth for year at space station

    An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will leave Earth this week and move into the International Space Station for an entire year, all in the name of science. Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko begin their marathon mission with a Soyuz rocket launch...
  • Astronaut twins to test effects of space on cognition

    PHILADELPHIA The astronaut Scott Kelly is about to take off for the International Space Station, and if he is like some space travelers, he may temporarily feel a bit foggy or disoriented once in orbit. Scientists have not had much luck measuring this...
  • NASA rover Opportunity completes marathon milestone on Mars

    NASA says the Opportunity rover has passed the marathon mark for driving on Mars. The space agency said Tuesday the rover's odometer checked in at 26.2 miles — the distance of a marathon. The official time? Eleven years and two months. Scientists...
  • NASA's Curiosity rover finds fresh signs of ingredients for life on Mars

    NASA's Curiosity rover finds fresh signs of ingredients for life on Mars
    Mars's life-friendly past just got friendlier. Using samples previously collected by the NASA rover Curiosity, scientists have discovered evidence of nitrates in Martian rock: nitrogen compounds that on Earth are a crucial source of nutrients for living...
  • What to pack for year in space? A 'superhero utility belt'

    What's one thing astronaut Scott Kelly can't do without when he moves into space this week for a year? A belt. Kelly went beltless during his five-month mission at the International Space Station a few years back, and he hated how his shirttails kept...
  • 1-year space crewmen will miss weather, nature while gone

    The American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut about to embark on a one-year flight are similar in many ways: born in the 1960s, fathers of daughters, military backgrounds. But there are differences, too. Scott Kelley, a divorced dad of two, still has a...
  • Could absolute consensus on global warming come in a suitcase?

    NASA scientist Emily Wilson has big plans for a little gadget. She has developed a suitcase-sized instrument that measures carbon dioxide and methane wafting into the atmosphere from ground level to four miles into the sky. "I have a pretty big vision,"...
  • Grissom's Indiana hometown remembers Gemini 3 50 years later

    NASA's Gemini 3 mission, nicknamed "Molly Brown," was a stepping stone to putting a man on the moon. Monday celebrates that flight's 50th anniversary, and Ray Boomhower will revisit Spring Mill State Park to talk about the Virgil "Gus" Grissom flight...
  • Hampton History Museum exhibit aims to rescue lost history of women

    In the long history of forgotten people, few groups have been as neglected as women. But doesn't make their lost achievements any less important, says Curator J. Michael Cobb, describing the Hampton History Museum's newest exhibit. Though belittled by...
  • Buzz Aldrin, astronaut twins on 'This Week'

    Buzz Aldrin, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and astronaut twins Mark and Scott Kelly will be guests on ABC's "This Week." The program airs at 11 a.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. The Kelly brothers describe their preparations for a space study...
  • Bernice Steadman dies; part of NASA's 'Mercury 13' program

    A woman who was among 13 selected for training as possible astronauts in the early 1960s has died at her northern Michigan home. She was 89. Bernice Steadman was a member of the so-called "Mercury 13." NASA dropped the program, and it was 22 more years...