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2015-04-11 13:36:45

As part of a social media game, NASA astronaut Terry Virts is taking pictures of every MLB stadium from his perch in the ISS, and he's asking us to guess which stadium is which. It's harder than it sounds.

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2014-09-09 10:28:47

A series of new Earth science instruments launching to the International Space Station over the next year is prompting a new era of Earth observation from the orbiting outpost.

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2014-07-16 08:40:55

The Expedition 40 crew welcomed more than a ton and a half of science, supplies and spacewalking equipment to the International Space Station Wednesday with the arrival of Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus cargo spacecraft.

Space Station NightPod Images Bring Earth To Light
2013-02-08 13:26:51

There is a reason the phrase "shooting in the dark" refers to things that are difficult to do -- and night photography is no exception.

SpaceTweetup With André Kuipers: Ask @Astro_Andre
2012-04-05 03:50:56

Are you following @Astro_Andre’s Twitter updates and images from space? If you could speak to him live on the International Space Station, what would you most like to ask? Now’s your chance!

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2011-06-08 13:41:18

Now that Paolo Nespoli has returned from the International Space Station, we are looking forward to Europe’s next mission.

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2010-02-17 06:40:00

Endeavour Pilot Terry Virts opened the windows one at a time early Wednesday, giving spacewalkers Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick an early look into the International Space Station’s room with a view that they had helped install.

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2010-02-15 06:30:00

The International Space Station’s new viewport is facing the Earth now, ready to provide a panoramic view of the planet below and approaching cargo ships.

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2010-02-13 08:37:10

Astronauts of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and ISS opened the hatches between Node-1 and Node-3 this morning and entered their new module.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.