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U. S. Astronaut Sunita Williams assisted from Russian Soyuz capsule after landing in wintry Kazakhstan. Photo Credit/NASA TV


U. S., Japanese and Russian astronauts descended safely to Earth late Sunday, touching down aboard their Soyuz spacecraft in wintry northern Kazakhstan after a 127 day mission to the International Space Station

The capsule carrying Sunita...

NASA’s Johnson Space Center, in Houston,Texas, and Glenn Research Center, in Cleveland, Ohio, will begin the New Year with new directors.

Ellen Ochoa, a former astronaut, moves up from deputy director of NASA Johnson  to replace Mike Coats, after seven years at the helm. Johnson serves as home to NASA’s Mission Control as well as the astronaut corps.

Ellen Ochoa, Mike Coats. Photo Credit/NASA Photo


Artist's view of the Kepler space telescope. Image Credit/NASA

NASA’s prolific Kepler alien planet hunter has received a potential four-year extension to continue its search for Earth-like worlds circling within the habitable zones of distant stars.

The Kepler space telescope’s just ending 3 1/2 year prime mission has produced more than 2,300 exo-planet candidates and...

Space station commander Suni Williams prepares for a spacewalk. Photo Credit/NASA Photo


Just days before she is scheduled to return to Earth after a four month mission, International Space Station commander Suni Williams will join with fellow NASA astronaut Kevin Ford on Thursday to host a live two-way event with middle and high school students whose experiments...

This infrared image was taken at 1.6 microns with the Keck 2 telescope on Mauna Kea. The star is seen here behind a partly transparent coronagraph mask to help bring out faint companions. The mask attenuates the light from the primary by roughly a factor of 1000. The young brown dwarf companion in this image has a mass of about 32 Jupiter masses. The...


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