Human Spaceflight

NASA Picks New Rocket Rides to Launch Small Satellites
Artist’s Illustration of Lunar IceCube Cubesat
October 14th, 2015
NASA's Launch Services Program has awarded a total of $17.1 million to three companies to launch bantam spacecraft — which to date have generally had to hitch rides as secondary payloads — to low Earth orbit.
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The Last Hubble Servicing Mission: Q&A with Photographer Michael Soluri
The crew of space shuttle mission STS-125, which serviced the Hubble Space Telescope for the final time in May 2009.
April 24th, 2015
An interview with photographer Michael Soluri, who chronicled the leadup to the last servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Virgin Galactic Will Recover from Tragic Crash, Richard Branson Says
Branson Meets with Employees
January 3rd, 2015
The private space travel company Virgin Galactic is more committed than ever to its commercial spaceliner business as it recovers from a tragic SpaceShipTwo crash that killed one test pilot and injured another last year, company founder Sir Richard Branso
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Would You Rather Be Stranded on Mars or the Moon? XPrize CEO Answers (Video)
Mark Watney contemplates the deserted landscape in the film "The Martian."
October 6th, 2015
If you're stranded, would you rather be on the moon or Mars?
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Disney's 'Frozen' Snowman to 'Let It Go' as Cosmonaut's Zero-G Doll
Disney's 'Frozen' Snowman Olaf Doll
November 21st, 2014
Do you want to launch a snowman? That is perhaps the question and paraphrased song line that Anton Shkaplerov's daughter may have asked her cosmonaut father about the Disney 'Frozen' Olaf doll she suggested he fly to the space station.
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Author Ray Bradbury's Sci-Fi Art Collection Up for Auction
Cover art from Fahrenheit 451.
September 23rd, 2014
Fans of the renowned American author Ray Bradbury take note: The writer's personal collection of sci-fi memorabilia and art is now up for sale online.
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Eight Months on 'Mars': Looking Back at a Mock Space Mission
Milky Way Over 'Mars'
August 5th, 2015
Re-entry is ongoing for the crew that spent eight months in Hawaii simulating a Mars mission.
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Super Bowl in Space: Astronauts May Watch the Big Game in Orbit
Wilmore, Virts and Cristoforetti in space
January 30th, 2015
When more than 100 million people on Earth tune in for the Super Bowl kick-off this Sunday, NASA's astronauts in space will probably be sleeping. But they might wake up to catch the end of the game live.
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Astronaut's Sewn-in-Space Star Shines at Quilt Festival
Karen Nyberg's Sewn-In-Space Star Quilt Square
November 5th, 2014
Karen Nyberg was seeing stars. A NASA astronaut, Nyberg wasn't in space or outside looking up at the Houston night sky. In fact, she was at that moment inside a convention center at the International Quilt Festival.
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