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Photos taken after Russian rocket failure prove that human spaceflight is never routine

I never want to understand the kind of fear that the families of NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin experienced in the wee hours of Thursday morning.  Both crewmembers were aboard a Russian-made Soyuz rocket bound
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Astronauts forced to escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

Astronauts Nick Hague and Alexey Ovchinin have been forced to return to Earth in "ballistic descent mode" after their Soyuz rocket's booster malfunctioned shortly after launch, NASA announced Thursday. "The Soyuz capsule is returning to Earth via a
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This solar system AR toy proves that you don't need to be an astronaut to explore space

Becoming an astronaut is tough. First, you need a degree in engineering, math, or science, and have at least three years of field experience. Second, you have to pass an incredibly demanding physical examination.  SEE ALSO: This Kickstarter
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Check out this incredible video of the Southern Lights from space

German astronaut Alexander Gerst captured an amazing timelapse of the Aurora Australis, aka the Southern Lights, glittering from the International Space Station.  The video shows 38 seconds of electric green lights dancing energetically to the
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Meet the creepy new AI system designed to help astronauts in space

While many of us were sleeping, SpaceX launched tons of supplies to the International Space Station for NASA.  Hitching a ride to the station aboard SpaceX's Dragon capsule is the Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, or CIMON — a new
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Americans aren't sold on the idea of sending astronauts back to the moon

Interest in the final frontier isn’t going anywhere. Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center surveyed more than 2,500 American adults, revealing that 70 percent of Americans believe it's essential for the United States to be at the
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Scott Kelly's DNA changed in space, but that doesn't mean what you think it means

If a flurry of news coverage is to be believed, a year in space can really wreak havoc on your DNA. According to some press reports this week, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA changed by 7 percent because of the year he spent living above the planet
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Trump wants NASA astronauts back on the moon, but it won't happen while he's in office

The Trump administration is serious about sending robots and spacecraft back to the moon — although no NASA astronaut will set foot on the chalky lunar surface until after President Trump leaves office.  The White House released its
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6 things about space you won’t learn from the movies

From: holykaw.alltop.com   By: Josh Urich Via: twitter.com 6 things about space you won’t learn from the movies http://t.co/6AIPnF8tuiWhen you