Soyuz Landing Coverage Set for NASA Television

Aleksandr Misurkin, Fyodor Yurchikhin, Chris Cassidy, Luca Parmitano, Pavel Vinogradov, and Karen Nyberg make up Expedition 36, currently aboard the ISS. Photo Credit: NASA.

NASA Television will provide live coverage Tuesday, Sept. 10, as three of the crew members on the International Space Station return home, ending more than five months in space.

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Hot EVA Nights: The Spacewalking Summer of 2013

On 19 April 2013, Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov became the oldest spacewalker. Aged 59 years and 8 months, he surpassed the previous record-holder, Story Musgrave, who was 58 years and 4 months when he serviced the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1993. Photo Credit: NASA

Before he launched from Earth on 28 March, […]

NASA Team Formed to Investigate EVA-23 Incident

Chris Cassidy works outside the International Space Station on 16 July. His 6.5-hour EVA with Luca Parmitano was cut short after just 92 minutes by the potentially serious water leakage incident. Photo Credit: NASA

A five-member investigation board—including veteran astronaut Mike Foreman—has been convened by NASA and will begin work on 2 August […]

Retro Space Images: Standing Tall

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One Not Selected — NASA photo from 1963 showing a prototype Apollo space suit.

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'On the Edge': The Legacy of Valentina Tereshkova

By the summer of 1963, the Soviets had launched the world’s first man in space (Yuri Gagarin) and its first woman in space (Valentina Tereshkova). For an image-conscious Soviet leadership, these achievements were exploited for the political advantages which they afforded. Photo Credit: Roscosmos

It is a quirk of historical coincidence that both […]

'The Common Touch': Selecting the First Woman Cosmonaut

Right from the start, the training of Russia’s first female cosmonauts was as alien as the environment in which one of them would operate. Although all had flying or parachuting experience, the closeted military world of the cosmonaut team came as a huge cultural shock to them. Photo Credit: Roscosmos

Fifty years ago […]