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Flight Brings Us Closer to Balloon-Powered Space Tourism

Late last week, a company came one step closer to sending tourists to the edge of space using ginormous balloons, breaking a record for the worlds highest parafoil flight. Arizona-based World View carried the parafoila large, wing-like parachuteto the edge of space using its ballon, and had it fly back to the ground. It also carried experiments designed by students from Montana State University and the University of Northern Florida Continue reading



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Space tourist Sarah Brightman to wear velvet-blue spacesuit

Moscow, March 2 (IANS/TASS) British singer Sarah Brightman will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) dressed in a velvet-blue space suit bearing the Union Jack. Continue reading



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Space Weather experts meet at United Nations workshop

Around 150 scientists, from more than 30 countries gathered in Fukuoka, Japan, today to assess the status of space weather instruments (ground and space-based), data access, availability, and collection and modelling efforts to advance space weather research and to improve space weather forecasting. Space weather, or the Sun’s effects on near-Earth space, can cause disruptions and failures of communications satellites in geostationary orbit, or even severely damage ground-based infrastructures. Opening the 2 to 6 March United Nations/Japan Workshop on Space Weather, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Expert on Space Applications, Mr Continue reading



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US astronauts speed through spacewalk at orbiting lab

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Flight Suit Found at Toronto Vintage Store

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A sign from space: Live long and prosper, Leonard Nimoy (+video)

Astronaut tributes to Mr. Spock and Leonard Nimoy, the human actor who donned a pair of pointy Vulcan ears continued Saturday. As the International Space Station passed over Massachusetts, US astronaut Terry Virts snapped a photo of the Vulcan salute as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy on Saturday. Continue reading



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A sign from space: Live long and prosper, Leonard Nimoy (+video)

US astronauts speed through ISS spacewalk

Sunday’s spacewalk is the 187th in the history of the space station, and one of many planned for the coming year to prepare the space station for a new era in human spaceflight MIAMI, USA Two US astronauts on Sunday, March 1, made speedy work of their third spacewalk to get the International Space Station ready for the arrival of more commercial spacecraft in the coming years. Tethered to the outside of the orbiting outpost, space station commander Barry Wilmore and flight engineer Terry Virts reported no problems with their spacesuits during the outing, but Virts discovered a small amount of water building up in his helmet after he re-entered the space station. Continue reading



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Russia commits to ISS until 2024; plans to build own station

March 1, 2015 In Soviet Russia, space explores you. (Credit: Thinkstock) Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com @BednarChuck Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, has pledged support for the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024, but will look to build its own orbiting base after that time. According to Discovery News, the announcement came earlier this week and reverses previous claims by Russian officials that the country would withdraw from the 15-nation program when current agreements expired in 2020 Continue reading



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GMCstream: Commercial Space Flight Federation – Video




GMCstream: Commercial Space Flight Federation Federation interview Michael Lopez-Algeria, FMR President, Commercial Space Flight Federation and astronaut; a veteran of three NASA Space Shuttle missions a… By: GMCstream Continue reading

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Improved vision for James Webb Space Telescope

14 hours ago James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: Northrop Grumman Key science elements of the James Webb Space Telescope have been upgraded ahead of the observatory’s launch in 2018 Continue reading



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Africa, From a CATS Point of View

first image from NASA’s instrument provides a profile of the atmosphere above Africa IMAGE:This cross-section of the atmosphere over Africa shows clouds, dust and smoke from fires, as well as topography returned by the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) instrument aboard the International Space… Continue reading



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Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Outside Space Station Today: Watch Live

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Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Outside Space Station Today: Watch Live

A complete history of space suits

NASA this week plans to direct two space walks. Participating astronauts will modify the International Space Station, with only their space suits between them and a freezing vacuum. Continue reading



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US astronaut 'mechanics' grease gear at space station

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Prepared Statement of Michael J. Massimino U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commerce Space Competitiveness

Prepared Statement of Michael J. Massimino, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering Professor, Columbia University, and Former NASA Astronaut. Continue reading



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Orion test flight yields critical data for next mission

NASA’s Orion spacecraft continues on the agency’s journey to Mars as engineers analyze data from the spacecraft’s December flight test and make progress developing and building the spacecraft for its first mission atop NASA Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. On future missions, Orion will send astronauts to an asteroid and onward toward the Red Planet. At machine houses across the country, elements of the primary structure for the next Orion to fly in space are coming together. Continue reading



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