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Three hundred commemorative flags belonging to the International Astronautical Federation and the only objects to have flown in space by all nations with active human space programs will be returned to the organization by a Chinese delegation at the ILA Berlin Air Show in Germany.

The flags, flown sequentially  aboard U. S., Russian and Chinese spacecraft to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the IAF, a global Paris-based space advocacy organization that counts 226 members in 59 countries, will be returned in ceremonies Friday, Sept. 14.


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The unique environment of the International Space Station (ISS) could serve as a research lab for pharmaceutical breakthroughs.

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) – manager of the International Space Station’s U.S. National Laboratory – today announced that it is collaborating with global healthcare company Merck to conduct cutting-edge therapeutic research on board the ISS in 2013...

Shuttle Endeavour heads to the launch pad in 2011 for a final mission. Photo Credit/NASA

Retired shuttle orbiter Endeavour will make a three-day grand tour of NASA spaceflight facilities this month as it makes its way from theKennedy Space Center in Florida to Los Angeles, Calif., where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Center.

The plans, however, are...



NASA astronaut Sunita Williams begins record setting spacewalk. Image Credit/NASA TV


U. S.and Japanese astronauts overcame problems with a jammed bolt on Wednesday as they succeeded in the installation of a crucial electrical switching unit outside the International Space Station with a spacewalk.

During the 6 1/2...


An destination asteroid in search of a name. Image Credit/NASA

It’s a planetary body known as a near-Earth asteroid.

NASA is preparing to launch the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission to this solar system body in 2016, and as if OSIRIS-REx isn’t a mouthful, then (101955) 1999 RQ36 as a destination...

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As a public memorial is being readied in Washington, D.C. to honor the recent passing of astronaut Neil Armstrong, work is underway to protect the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon and make it a National Historic Landmark.

A New Mexico State University NMSU professor has helped to draft congressional legislation to do so, one aspect of the emerging field of space heritage preservation....


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