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NASA announced at a press conference that the White House has approved funding to extend the life of the International Space Station (ISS).
On Dec. 10, 2013 NASA and its 15 international partners will celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the first humans to enter the International Space Station (ISS). While a continuous human presence did not begin until Nov 2, 2000, the six-person crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-88) were the first to cross the threshold.
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Three New Expedition 37 crew members arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) early Thursday morning after lifting off in their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
Things are about to get a little crowded around the International Space Station (ISS) at the end of this week, as Cygnus postpones its rendezvous with the orbiting laboratory a few days.
China announced on Wednesday that it will launch its first lunar lander, the Chang'e Three, by the end of the year. Named after the Chinese goddess of the moon, the upcoming Chang’e mission marks the next step in the Asian nation’s ambitious space program.
Two Expedition 36 cosmonauts successfully completed the first of two planned spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station (ISS) for the future arrival of a Russian laboratory module.
In March 2015, astronaut Scott Kelly will be launched into space to spend one year at the International Space Station (ISS), NASA's first year-long mission there. Yet while he's there, doctors and scientists on Earth will be examining him on a genetic level thanks to his twin brother.
Despite a recent Proton-M rocket failure, and an order to ground all Proton-based launches while an investigation is under way, one launch will continue as planned later this month.
Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...
International Space Station -- Continuing on from the United States' Skylab and Russia's Mir, the International Space Station (ISS) represents a permanent human presence in space. The space station is located in orbit around the Earth at an altitude of approximately 386 km, a type of orbit usually termed low Earth orbit. (The actual height varies over time by several kilometres due to atmospheric drag and reboosts.) It is serviced primarily by the Space Shuttle, and Soyuz and Progress...
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