Retro Space Images: Preparing For an Ocean of Storms

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Practice Makes Perfect — Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean participate in an EVA training exercise at Kennedy Space Center in October 1969.

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Retro Space Images: McDivitt's Special Day

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Birthday Wishes — Happy birthday to Gemini and Apollo Program space veteran Jim McDivitt!

 

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Spacecraft Films: Gemini IX's Recovery

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On June 6, 1966, the Gemini IX-A crew returned to Earth under the parachutes of their Gemini spacecraft; thus drawing to a close one of the most complex and dangerous missions in human space flight history. The mission had already lost its prime crew in […]

Retro Space Images: Extra-Vehicular Art

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Remembering Gemini 9 — Gene Cernan became the second American to walk in space on this date in 1966. This retro NASA art release shows how the original EVA plans looked.

 

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Spacecraft Films: The Launches of Gemini IX-A

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On June 3, 1966, the Gemini IX-A crew thundered into orbit—and the history books—atop their Titan launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It would become one of the most complex and dangerous missions in human space flight history. The mission had already […]

Retro Space Images: Where Legends Walk

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To Walk In The Black — Ed White becomes the first American to walk in space on this date in 1965 on Gemini 4.

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NASA Video: Soyuz Travels to International Space Station

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This video shows the approach of the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft to the waiting International Space Station. On board Soyuz was the flight’s commander, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, along with flight engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano. The trio launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan less than six hours […]

Soyuz TMA-09M Crew Ready For Work After Record-Time Space Station Docking

The two halves of the Expedition 36 crew, with the Soyuz TMA-08M team at left and yesterday’s Soyuz TMA-09M voyagers at right. Seated are Pavel Vinogradov (left) and Fyodor Yurchikhin, with (left to right) Aleksandr Misurkin, Chris Cassidy, Luca Parmitano, and Karen Nyberg standing. Photo Credit: NASA

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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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Space Station Cooling Unit Springs Leak

A cooling unit on the International Space Station has sprung a leak. This could cause some systems on the ISS to be shut down, but should pose no risk to the crew. Photo Credit: NASA

According to reports on Space Safety Magazine, the International Space Station (ISS) has sprung a leak in a […]