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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden greeted eight new astronaut candidates at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Tuesday, the first of their profession to join the space agency in four years.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden welcomed eight new astronaut candidates to the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Bolden was a new astronaut candidate himself in 1980. Photo Credit/NASA.

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A new report has been released, the Global Exploration Roadmap for 2013, an action plan for space exploration.

The Global Exploration Roadmap is being developed by space agencies participating in the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG): Italy, France, Canada, Germany, the European Space Agency, India, Japan, the Republic of...

Rosetta spacecraft en route to a comet. Credit: ESA

In the course of one orbit around the Sun, the...

RINGS achieved the first and only successful demonstration of EMFF in full six degrees of freedom to date. Pictured, graduate student Dustin Alinger (left) and RINGS on board NASA’s reduced gravity airplane. Credit: Univ. of Md.

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Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin strung power and data cables outside the International Space Station’s Russian segment on Friday to provide Russia’s future Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module with electricity and Ethernet connectivity from the U. S. side.

The six to seven hour excursion got under way at 10:39 a.m., EDT, as the two men depressurized the Pirs airlock.

Soon, Yurchikin was on the 46-foot-long Russian Strella boom with two power cable reels and an Ethernet cable bundle gazing down at the Earth 260 miles below. Misurkin hand cranked the boom to maneuver his colleague into place on the 15-year-old Zarya module to begin stringing the cables...

 

NASA’s four-year Kepler space telescope search for Earth-like planets circling distant stars has come to a close, space agency managers announced Thursday,

It was a disappointing conclusion to an effort by flight control teams to recover disabled reaction control wheels used to precisely aim the observatory that was launched in 2009.

Artist's illustration of NASA's...

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