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Anniversary of the first American in space

Anniversary of the first American in space

U.S. astronauts laugh while standing around models of the Atlas and nose capsule designed to carry them into space in San Diego, California September 25, 1959. From left are Walter Schirra, J.R. Dempsey, executive of convair, maker of Atlas, John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Alan Shepar…

May 04, 2015 12:02 pm
Apollo 13 splashdown anniversary

Apollo 13 splashdown anniversary

Astronaut Thomas Stafford, left, and Donald Slayton, Director of Flight Crew Operations, puff on big cigars and applaud as the Apollo 13 made a successful splashdown, April 17, 1970, Houston, Tex. Other members of the Mission Control teams surround the console. (AP Photo)

April 15, 2015 11:53 am
Kelly twins have right stuff for NASA study

Kelly twins have right stuff for NASA study

Mark and Scott Kelly are examining the effects of prolonged space travel.

February 02, 2015 7:06 pm Photos

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Frank Borman

Frank Borman

Retired NASA astronaut Frank Borman signs fifth-grader Derek Contreras' arm Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 in Tucson, Ariz., after speaking with students from Mission Manor Elementary School about his trips to space. Borman served as commander of the Gemini 7 and Apollo 8 missions in the 1960s. Ph…

January 15, 2015 4:57 pm
Giffords set to ride in El Tour de Tucson

Giffords set to ride in El Tour de Tucson

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords plans to ride with her husband and a friend.

November 20, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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BOWERSOX BUDARIN PETTIT

BOWERSOX BUDARIN PETTIT

In this image from television on Feb. 11, 2003, international space station commander Ken Bowersox, center, hands the microphone to Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, left, during a news conference from the space station. At right is science officer Don Pettit. (AP Photo/NASA TV)

August 19, 2014 2:19 pm
Canadian astronaut covers, posts David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'

Canadian astronaut covers, posts David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded a cover version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" that was posted on YouTube Sunday, one day before his departure from the orbiting lab.

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Canadian astronaut covers, posts David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'

Canadian astronaut covers, posts David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In a high-flying, perfectly pitched first, an astronaut on the International Space Station is bowing out of orbit with a musical video: his custom version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."

May 14, 2013 12:00 am Video Loading…
In memory of brave explorers

In memory of brave explorers

Four crew members of the Space Shuttle Challenger walk from their quarters at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., en route to the launch pad Jan. 28, 1986. Challenger exploded moments into the launch, killing all seven of the crew, including, from front: pilot Mike Smith, school teacher Christa McAu…

February 01, 2013 8:35 pmLoading…
Democratic National Conventions: A look back

Democratic National Conventions: A look back

Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, one of the keynote speakers at opening of the Democratic National Convention, responds to greetings on floor of Madison Square Garden, Monday, July 12, 1976, New York. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

September 01, 2012 4:29 pmLoading…
Neil Armstrong: First man on the moon

Neil Armstrong: First man on the moon

A smiling Neil A. Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11 flight which will land him on the moon, digs into his pre-flight breakfast steak, July 16, 1969, Cape Kennedy, Fla. Armstrong will take man�s first steps on the moon if the Apollo 11 flight goes as scheduled. (AP Photo/Pool)

August 25, 2012 2:08 pmLoading…
Neil Armstrong: First man on the moon

Neil Armstrong: First man on the moon

Astronauts David Scott, left, and Neil Armstrong walk down a corridor of Tripler General Hospital in Honolulu, HI, March 18, 1966 for a night�s rest before continuing their journey from Okinawa to Cape Kennedy to report on the emergency that brought an abrupt end to their space flight in Gem…

August 25, 2012 2:08 pmLoading…
History of American Spaceflight

History of American Spaceflight

Astronaut Sally Ride says she is at Kennedy Space Center to cheer her fellow astronauts on when they launch Space Shuttle 8 early, Tuesday morning, August 29, 1983. Ride, who was a member of the crew for Space Shuttle 7, says her whole flight was "fun." (AP Photo/Brian Russell)

July 28, 2012 3:45 pmLoading…
History of American Spaceflight

History of American Spaceflight

U.S. astronauts laugh while standing around models of the Atlas and nose capsule designed to carry them into space in San Diego, California September 25, 1959. From left are Walter Schirra, J.R. Dempsey, executive of convair, maker of Atlas, John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Alan Shepar…

July 28, 2012 3:42 pmLoading…

Sally Ride, first US woman in space, dies at 61

WASHINGTON — Sally Ride, who blazed trails into orbit as the first American woman in space, died Monday of pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

July 23, 2012 4:05 pmLoading…
Giffords' husband, Kelly, on Esquire magazine cover

Giffords' husband, Kelly, on Esquire magazine cover

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, is on the cover of the December issue of the men’s magazine Esquire.

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