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NASA Hosts Earth Science Social Media Event

This view of Earth comes from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard the Terra satellite.Photo Credit: NASA

One-hundred people from 22 U.S. states and some foreign countries will attend a two-day NASA Social on Nov. 4 and 5 at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

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The Mars Society Calls On Volunteers for 12-Month Simulated Mars Mission Next Year

The Mars Society is calling for additional volunteers for its 2014 Mars Arctic 365 mission at the FMARS facility (pictured above) in Devon Island, Canada. Photo Credit: The Mars Society.

The Mars Society, the world’s largest and most influential non-profit space advocacy organization dedicated to human exploration and settlement of Mars, has issued a call [...]

The Mars Society Completes First Phase of Mars Arctic 365 Mission

Aerial view of the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) site in Devon Island, Canada. The first phase of the Mars Society’s mission at this site was complete in late July. Photo Credit: The Mars Society on Facebook.

The Mars Society announced that the Mars Arctic 365 (MA365) Phase 1 mission was successfully completed [...]

Mars Society Announces Team Planning Arctic 365-day 'Mars' Mission

The Mars Society has announced its team of scientists that will plan its 2014 Mars Arctic 365 mission at the FMARS facility (pictured above) in Devon Island, Canada. Photo Credit: The Mars Society.

The Mars Society announced its team of scientists that will initiate the Mars Arctic 365 mission, which is slated to take [...]

Chris Hadfield Retires After Return from ISS Command

Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian commander of the ISS, has retired from the Canadian Space Agency. Photo Credit: NASA

Just a month after his return from a stint aboard the International Space Station where he served as the first Canadian commander of that vessel, astronaut Chris Hadfield announced his resignation on his first trip [...]

Chris Hadfield Reflects on His ISS Mission

Photo Credit: NASA

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield gathered a remarkable following during his time in space, with his demonstration videos, song recordings, and photographs going viral throughout his five-month spaceflight. But ask him what he’s most proud of accomplishing during this mission, and he’ll happily tell you about the amazing science he and his crew accomplished, the [...]

Chris Hadfield Brings David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' to the ISS

Video courtesy of NASA / CSA

In what is being called the first music video recorded in space, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield posted his own version of David Bowie’s classic hit “Space Oddity” (1969) on YouTube last Sunday. It was his last day as commander on the International Space Station, and he ended his stay there with [...]

Oh, Canada! First Canadian ISS Commander Scheduled to Take the Reins Today

Photo Credit: NASA

History was made some 260 miles up with the change of command that took place on the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday. Veteran Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian to take command of the orbiting outpost when the outgoing commander, NASA astronaut Kevin Ford, handed over responsibility [...]

Space Station Back to Six-Man Strength After Soyuz Docking

Chris Hadfield has aimed high through his 53 years of life and today accomplished what few human beings—and even fewer Canadians—have ever achieved: to board a space station. In mid-March, he will take command of that station, proving that for him the sky is most definitely not the limit. Photo Credit: NASA/Ben Evans personal [...]

Expedition 34 “Aims High” With Launch of Second Canadian Long-Duration Resident

Bearing the representatives of three nations—Canada, Russia, and the United States—the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft begins its journey into orbit on 19 December 2012. Photo Credit: NASA

It has been almost two decades since I received a signed portrait of Chris Hadfield, who is presently en-route to the International Space Station as its second long-duration [...]