Astronauts Add Antennas, Cables to Space Station in 3rd Spacewalk
NASA astronauts Terry Virts (center) and Butch Wilmore work to route cables outside the International Space Station during their third spacewalk together on March 1, 2015.
March 1st, 2015
The International Space Station is now three steps, or rather spacewalks, closer to being ready for the arrival of new U.S. commercial crewed spacecraft with the completion of a trio of two-astronaut excursions.
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WATCH LIVE NOW: NASA Astronauts Take Spacewalk Outside Space Station
NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore is shown during a spacewalk on Feb. 21, 2015. Fellow spacewalker Terry Virts, who took the picture, is reflected in Wilmore's visor.
March 1st, 2015
NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry "Butch" Wilmore will perform a spacewalk outside the International Space Station Sunday (March 1), and you can watch it live here starting at 6 a.m. EST (1100 GMT).
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Stories from The Sky: Astronomy in Indigenous Knowledge
Night sky over Lake Tyrrel
February 28th, 2015
Indigenous Australians have been developing complex knowledge systems for tens of thousands of years. These knowledge systems - which seek to understand, explain, and predict nature - are passed to successive generations through oral tradition.
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Best Space Stories of the Week – March 1, 2015
High Altitude Plume on Mars
March 1st, 2015
Astronomers discovered the most gigantic black hole yet known and Leonard Nimoy — Mr. Spock from the beloved "Star Trek" series — passed away at the age of 83. Here are Space.com's pics for the top space stories of the week.
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NASA Spacecraft Arrives at Dwarf Planet Ceres This Week
Artist's concept of NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaching the dwarf planet Ceres ahead of a planned orbital arrive on the night of March 5, 2015.
March 1st, 2015
Dawn is scheduled to reach Ceres — the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter — Thursday night. The probe has been headed for Ceres since September 2012, when it departed Vesta, the asteroid belt's second-biggest denizen.
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Leonard Nimoy's Legacy: Obama, Astronauts Pay Tribute
Leonard Nimoy as 'Spock'
February 27th, 2015
The death of "Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy has prompted an outpouring of condolences and heartfelt reflection from astronauts, scientists, celebrities and even President Barack Obama.
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Artist's 'Apollo 18' Moon Mission Launching Onto Times Square Billboards
Video artist Marco Brambilla's "Apollo XVIII" will count down to a Saturn V launch every night in March in Times Square.
March 1st, 2015
The countdown is on to the launch of Apollo 18 and you're invited to witness it from New York City's Times Square. 'Apollo XVIII' by artist Marco Brambilla weaves footage from NASA missions with computer renderings to form a countdown to a fictional moon
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The Mysteries of Earth's 'Other' Moon (Op-Ed)
Cruithne’s wacky orbit around the sun
February 28th, 2015
We all know and love the moon. We’re so assured that we only have one that we don’t even give it a specific name.
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