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The International Space Station marks its 12th year of continuous crew activities in November. Image Credit/NASA

Just a few days ago, the U. S.  led International Space Station reached a significant milestone: a dozen years of continuous human occupancy.

NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko arrived aboard a Soyuz capsule on Nov. 2, 2000 for a 141-day expedition. Shepherd served as...

The Final Journey of the Saturn V by Andrew R. Thomas and Paul N. Thomarios; Ringtaw Books/Univ. of Akron Press; $24.95 (hard cover); 2012.

This is a behind-the-scenes account of preserving an impressive piece of America’s space heritage.

To literally boost President Kennedy’s 1961 vision of putting a man on the Moon, the huge, 26 stories tall-plus, Saturn V launcher...

Shuttle Atlantis rolls towards its new home, the Kennedy Center Visitor Complex, early Friday. Photo Credit/NASA photo

 

Under brilliant blue Florida skies, Atlantis, the last of NASA’s shuttle orbiters to leave the Kennedy Space Center nest, made its way Friday to the nearby Kennedy Visitor Center Complex. There, it will star in an inspirational $100 million public exhibit scheduled to open in July.

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Aki Hoshide, left, and Suni Williams outside the International Space Station. Photo Credit/NASA TV

 

U. S.and Japanese astronauts attempted to isolate a small but growing thermal control system leak outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk Thursday that spanned nearly seven hours.

The excursion took NASA astronaut Sunita Williams,...

Credit: NASA Ames

There’s been a quip circulating for years. That is, the first restaurant on the Moon will have little atmosphere.

But a future lunar probe is being readied to detail just that – how much atmosphere is present surrounding the Moon.

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is undergoing final instrument installation – as its...

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