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'The Most Complex So Far': What 2003 Might Have Been

Columbia roars into orbit for the 28th and final time on 16 January 2003. Eighty-two seconds into the ascent, a chunk of foam from her External Tank would spell disaster for the outcome of STS-107. Photo Credit: NASA

Twelve years ago, last weekend, Shuttle Columbia and the crew of STS-107—Commander Rick Husband, Pilot Willie […]

'Fifteen Midnights': Celebrating the New Year in Space (Part 1)

Bill Shepherd (center) and his Expedition 1 crewmates, Yuri Gidzenko (left) and Sergei Krikalev, juggle oranges during their time aboard the International Space Station. They celebrated both Christmas and the dawn of 2001 in orbit. Photo Credit: NASA

With a naval officer in command of the International Space Station, it might have seemed obvious […]

Ding-Dong Merrily On-Orbit: Celebrating Yuletide in Space (Part 2)

Since December 2000, a multi-national mix of Americans and Russians, Japanese and Italians, a Dutchman and a Canadian have celebrated Christmas aboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA

As we celebrate the festive period over the coming days, spare a thought for the four men and two women from three discrete nations who are […]

NASA Announces Space Station Research and Development Conference

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WASHINGTON — The American Astronautical Society, in cooperation with NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), will conduct the second annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference July 16-18 in Denver. 

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Texas Astronomers First To Successfully Signal ISS from the Ground

A bright flashing light (upper center of image) used to signal the ISS north of San Antonio was successfully caught & photographed for the first time on March 3. Photo Credit: NASA/Don Pettit

A bright flashing light (upper center of image) used to signal the ISS north of San Antonio was successfully caught & photographed for the first time from the orbiting outpost on March 3. Photo Credit: Don Pettit/courtesy of the San Antonio Astronomical Association

The San Antonio Astronomical Association, in a combined effort with the […]

New Jersey Education Consortium Hosts Live Chat with Space Station Astronauts

NASA astronauts Dan Burbank (left) and Don Pettit (right), who are currently onboard the International Space Station as part of Expedition 30, will speak live with students and educators at Newton High School in Sussex County, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA astronauts Dan Burbank (left) and Don Pettit (right), who are currently onboard the International Space Station as part of Expedition 30, will speak live with students and educators at Newton High School in Sussex County, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Photo Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — Students and educators from Sussex County, N.J., will gather […]

Astronaut Don Pettit Shares Passion For Science from Space

NASA astronaut Don Pettit, currently on the ISS as a member of the Expedition 30 crew, will use everyday objects from Earth to demonstrate physics through "Science off the Sphere" presentations for viewers on Earth. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA astronaut Don Pettit, currently on the ISS as a member of the Expedition 30 crew, will use everyday objects from Earth to demonstrate physics through "Science off the Sphere" presentations for viewers on Earth. Photo Credit: NASA

HOUSTON — NASA and the American Physical Society (APS) have begun a partnership to share videos […]