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For All Spiderkind, NASA Spidernaut Nefertiti Dies At Smithsonian

Nefertiti, the "Spidernaut", died earlier this week of natural causes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's Insect Zoo. Photo Credit: Smithsonian

Nefertiti, the “Spidernaut,” died earlier this week of natural causes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Insect Zoo. Photo Credit: Smithsonian

It’s not everyday an insect can claim to have accomplished more in its short life than many people, but Nefertiti was an exception. The red-back jumping spider, nicknamed the “Spidernaut,” traveled [...]

JAXA Module With Student Experiments Safely Berthed To ISS

JAXA’s HTV-3 spacecraft was successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. The unmanned cargo transport ferried supplies as well as the experiments of three students to the orbiting laboratory. Photo Credit: NASA

The spacecraft carrying  the experiments of three international students successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS)  at 10:34 [...]

JAXA's HIIB Thunders Student Dreams To Orbit

Photo Credit: JAXA

Three students who launched their space dreams via YouTube watched their science experiments rocket to the International Space Station this weekend. This student endeavor, co-sponsored by YouTube, Lenovo, and Space Adventures, sent experiments designed by Dorothy Chen and Sara Ma, both 16, of Troy, Mich. and Amr Mohamed, 18, of Alexandria, [...]