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South Koreaâ€™s first astronaut returned to Earth Saturday quite shaken, following a particularly steep decent in which flames engulfed the capsule.
A Soyuz capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut landed in northern Kazakhstan today, 260 miles off its mark, Russian space officials said.
The American commander of the International Space Station (ISS) set a new U.S. spaceflight record Wednesday as her crewmate geared up for an extra-long baseball pitch. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, the station's first female commander, surpassed her 374th day in space to take the U.S. title for most cumulative time spent in orbit.
A Russian Soyuz capsule successfully docked with the international space station early today, delivering a replacement crew of two cosmonauts and the first South Korean space traveler.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) jettisoned a Russian cargo ship packed with trash early Monday to clear a parking spot for an incoming crew. The unmanned space freighter Progress 28 undocked from its Earth-facing berth on the station's Russian-built Pirs docking compartment at 4:50 a.m. EDT (0850 GMT), freeing up the port for the planned April 10 arrival of three new astronauts, NASA officials said. Three hours later, the Progress 28 spacecraft fired its...
Europe's Jules Verne space freighter docked with the international space station this morning, bringing a successful conclusion to a month-long mission for the first in a new line of unpiloted supply capsules.
The Endeavour astronauts celebrated their successful efforts to expand the international space station late Sunday, as they prepared to end a marathon visit to the orbital outpost.
Dextre, the final element of the International Space Stationâ€™s Mobile Servicing System, was put together today during the second spacewalk of STS-123. Mission Specialists completed their 7-hour, 8-minute orbital stroll Sunday at 2:57 a.m. EDT.
HOUSTON Europe's shiny new lab at the International Space Station (ISS) is in fine shape, according to the astronauts that delivered the new module.
After a busy day of spacewalking on Wednesday, the space shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station crews have a light day ahead of them, with off-duty time, interviews and preparations for Friday.
Peggy Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher and one of NASA’s most experienced female astronauts after having spent a total of over 365 days in space. She was born Peggy Annette Whitson on February 9, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and grew up on a farm outside Beaconsfield. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry in 1981. She then went on to receive...
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