Human Spaceflight

Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 24, 1969: Return to Earth
United States President Richard Nixon was in the central Pacific recovery area to welcome the Apollo 11 astronauts aboard the USS Hornet, prime recovery ship for the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, on July 24, 1969. The Apollo 11 astronauts are,
July 24th, 2014
NASA's Apollo 11 crew returned to Earth as heroes at the end of their successful manned moon landing mission. See how Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins splashed down in the Pacific Ocean and returned to the United States.
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Spacewalking Cosmonauts Finish Hard Work Outside Space Station
June 19th, 2014
Two Russian cosmonauts are safely back inside the International Space Station today (June 19) after spending more than 7 hours outside for maintenance and equipment upgrades on the orbiting laboratory.
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45 Past: New Omega Speedmaster Watch Marks Apollo 11 45th Anniversary
Omega's Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Wristwatch
March 28th, 2014
Forty-five years ago this July, astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped on to the lunar surface and in addition to becoming the second man to walk on the moon, was the first to wear a watch there. Omega is honoring the historic occasion with a timepiece.
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Moon Boot-Styled Sneakers Celebrate GE's Role in Apollo 11 Lunar Landing
General Electric's 'The Missions' Sneakers
July 17th, 2014
General Electric is taking a 'small step' into sneaker design to commemorate the role — or rather, sole — it had in making mankind's first 'giant leap' on the moon. The company will offer its moon boot-inspired sneakers 45 years to the day after the firs
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Putting Humans on Mars Is 'Risk Management' for Our Species, SpaceX President Says
SpaceX's manned Dragon spacecraft could make a human colony on Mars possible as shown in this still image from a SpaceX video. The private spaceflight company has  targeted manned Mars exploration as a long-range goal.
June 5th, 2014
Humans should go to Mars to explore, and also as a form of insurance in case disaster strikes on Earth, the aerospace company's president, Gwynne Shotwell, told a small crowd here today (June 4) at the Atlantic Council Captains of Industry.
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Ukraine Crisis: Russian Roulette in Space?
The Expedition 38 crew of the International Space Station poses for an in-flight crew portrait in the Kibo laboratory of the International Space Station on Feb. 22, 2014.
March 5th, 2014
Rocky Russian relations could leave U.S. astronauts without rides to the International Space Station. For now, the U.S.-Russian space partnership is insulated from the political whirlwind generated by Russia's decision to move troops into Crimea.
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Astronaut Leroy Chiao: 'Gravity' Works, If You Don't Focus on the Physics (Op-Ed)
A Scene From Science-Fiction Thriller 'Gravity'
October 7th, 2013
Does the film "Gravity" fly? Here's what astronaut Leroy Chiao had to say.
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Research Center Launched to Combat Space Junk Menace
Space Junk Orbital Clutter
June 24th, 2014
A newly formed international center will study satellite collisions and the countless issues regarding what to do about the menacing growth of orbital debris.
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Predicting Mars Cuisine: Grasshoppers with a Side of Fungi (Op-Ed)
Thai grasshopper snack food in Bangkok, Thailand.
April 4th, 2014
To survive on Mars, astronauts may need to rely on an usual diet.
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Mock Mars Mission: How to Pack the Red Planet Way
Mars Desert Research Station Gear
December 30th, 2013
Packing for a simulated Mars mission is a lot like packing for a camping trip — as long as you also remember to bring your scientific gear.
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