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Five Cavenauts Descend Into Darkness For CAVES 2014
2014-09-15 03:26:16

ESA’s five ‘cavenauts’ and their instructors are set to explore the caves of Sardinia, Italy, where they will live and work during their six-day stay.

2014 cavenauts
2014-08-12 06:39:45

Each year, ESA sends up to six astronauts down into the caves of Sardinia, Italy, for two weeks on a simulated space mission.

ISS Astronauts Wrap Up Expedition 39, Prepare For Return To Earth
2014-05-13 09:43:10

After nearly six months aboard the International Space Station, three Expedition 39 astronauts wrap up their mission and prepare to return home to Earth.

2014-03-19 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two astronauts recently returned from the International Space Station will be in Washington for a series of events, which are open to the

Luca Parmitano
2014-02-27 10:56:30

Last year, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly drowned in space due to a leaky helmet, and yesterday NASA said this isn’t the first time this suit model has misbehaved.

Expedition 37 Crew, 2014 Winter Games' Olympic Torch Back On Earth
2013-11-11 07:04:50

What started out as a late night launch last Wednesday for a trio of spacemen and an Olympic Torch, ended today after the successful return to Earth of three different astronauts along with the Torch that will light the Olympic flame at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia next February.

Expedition 38 To ISS Prepares For Departure
2013-11-06 12:47:35

With three crew members from Expedition 38 arriving at the ISS on Thursday morning, three of thesix-member Expedition 37 crew are slated to return to earth.

Perfect Mission Comes To A Fiery End For ATV Albert Einstein
2013-11-04 11:25:46

ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Albert Einstein, completed its five-month mission to the International Space Station by reentering the atmosphere today and burning up safely over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific Ocean.

Soyuz Gets Ready For Arrival Of New Crew
2013-11-01 10:58:03

Three International Space Station crew members took their Soyuz for a spin around the block Friday as they prepare for the extremely busy final week of Expedition 37.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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