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...few days, one on the East Coast and one out West, with loss to life and cargo and hope for the future. To a once-future astronaut like me ? and probably you ? those things are always tragic.As a child, I followed the space launches and read science...

...replenish a vestibule used by spacewalking astronauts. Liftoff was scheduled for 6:45 p...president Frank Culbertson, a former astronaut who lived on the space station more than...spaceflight; this one pays tribute to Mercury astronaut Deke Slayton, who led a rocket company...
"Interstellar" is grand in scope, beautifully realized

...decades, these scientists and astronauts, working in secret, settle on. A different astronaut has been sent to each of these...from again. Three of those astronauts have been sending back a signal...conditions and rescue the stranded astronaut. The journey will be long...
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What others say: Americans still reaching for the stars?

...program (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) with the fire aboard the Apollo spacecraft that killed three astronauts, NASA and the space program rebounded.When the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on liftoff or when the Shuttle Columbia...

...changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part...something entirely new."Imagine an astronaut needing to make a life-or-death...moon-bound Apollo 13 breakdown, when astronauts were forced to jerry-rig a lifesaving...

...people. The powerful and the wannabes and the has-beens. Big-time writers and actors and singers and industrialists. An astronaut who went to Washington and back into space again. A professional golfer who fell down when we collided at a tournament...
Hublers attend space camp

Jon Andrew McBride, a retired U.S. Naval Officer and former U.S. Astronaut, center is shown with Kenai Middle School Students, Anessia Anne and Cristina Lee Hubler, and their parents, Rebecca Ann and...
What others say: NASA caught up in government dysfunction shuttle, the only craft it had capable of bringing astronauts to and from the space station, is now at the mercy of Russia...became president he decided we needed a quicker way for ferry astronauts to the station and left it up to commercial interests to figure...

...visit, the SpaceX cargo ship was set loose Sunday morning. Astronaut Steven Swanson, the station commander, released it using...SpaceX also is competing for the right to ferry station astronauts, perhaps as early as 2017.The Dragon rocketed to the space...

...shuttle program would build the biggest rockets ever - larger than the Saturn V rockets which sent men to the moon - to send astronauts to asteroids and Mars."They can't meet the date with the money they have," report author Cristina Chaplain said. She...


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