Vote Now! Top Space Stories of the Week - Dec. 22, 2012

Three Spaceflyers Arrive at International Space Station in Time for Christmas


Three new crewmembers have arrived at the International Space Station for a five-month stay. [Full Story]

NEXT: Ursid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday

Ursid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday

Jason J. Hatfield

The December 22 peak of this rather weak meteor display comes during a waxing gibbous Moon the time of a New Moon, so we'll have to wait until the predawn hours when the sky be dark for viewing these "shooting stars." [Full Story]

NEXT: Fit for Flight? Space Tourism Lacks Medical Standards

Fit for Flight? Space Tourism Lacks Medical Standards


A new study in the British Medical Journal suggests standards should be set to rule commercial passengers fit for spaceflight. [Full Story]

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