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The Win-Lose of US-China Space Cooperation (China Wins; US Loses)

Would a partnership with China be beneficial to U.S. space efforts? Given recent alleged high-profile hacks of U.S. installations, the country’s poor human rights record, and a litany of other issues, the answer is probably “Bu.” Image Credit: NASA

Ten months after his first term inauguration, President Obama met with President Hu Jintao of [...]

Retro Space Images: Happy Fourth of July!

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Challenger at Ellington — The crew of STS-4 and Space Shuttle Challenger are welcomed at Ellington Air Force Base on July 4, 1982. Challenger was en route to being delivered to Kennedy Space Center for the first time.

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Retro Space Images: Historic Artist Meets History-Maker

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Art of Apollo — NASA image from 1979 showing artist Robert McCall at Johnson Space Center with astronaut John Young and his wife, Suzy.

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Retro Space Images: Saturn in the Sun

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Saturn’s Surrender — Great view of the Saturn V on display at the Johnson Space Center in 1978. This vehicle has since been refurbished and is displayed  indoors.

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Retro Space Images: Saturn Sunrise

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Apollo Ascends — The Saturn V (500-Foot Test Vehicle) at Pad 39A in the summer of 1966. Just three years later, NASA would complete the challenge set forth by President Kennedy and land men on the Moon.

 

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Retro Space Images: Apollo 10 Returns

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Remembering Apollo 10 — Sunrise in the South Pacific Ocean provides the backdrop for splashdown and recovery of Apollo 10 on May 26, 1969. Astronauts Tom Stafford, John Young, and Gene Cernan landed their spacecraft 400 miles east of American Samoa. They were soon brought aboard the U.S.S. Princeton.

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Retro Space Images: The Ascent of Apollo 10

AS10-34-5115 The ascent stage of the Apollo 10 Lunar Module rises up from the Moon. Photo Credit: John Young / NASA

Remembering Apollo 10 —  The Lunar Module “Snoopy” is shown in this rendezvous image taken by astronaut John Young aboard the Command  Module “Charlie Brown.” Astronauts Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan had just completed checking out [...]

'Get Me Up There': The Plan to Save Skylab

Clogged with debris, Skylab’s sole surviving solar array was left pinned to the side of the station. This view from the first crew illustrates the daunting nature of the problem. Photo Credit: NASA

The month of May 1973 quickly turned from one of euphoria into, potentially, one of the darkest in NASA’s history. After closing [...]

NASA Discusses Details of Spacewalk to Fix ISS Coolant Leak

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The Expedition 35 crewmembers and International Space Station (ISS) ground controllers are working on plans to conduct an Extra-Vehicular Activity, or EVA, in hopes of correcting an ammonia leak on the space station, said NASA managers in a press conference today.

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AMS-2 Finds Dark Matter? Maybe, Maybe Not

The principal investigator on the AMS-2 experiment on the International Space Station has suggested that the first findings from the AMS-2 suggest that dark matter could be a reality. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA held a news conference to detail the first findings of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer 2 (AMS-2) that was delivered to the [...]