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Water leak floods helmet; spacewalker hustles inside

Water leak floods helmet; spacewalker hustles inside

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano - he's the bald one - could have choked, or worse, when water poured into his helmet during Tuesday's spacewalk outside the space station. It was a truly tense moment, but he's OK.

July 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Mars-Space Weather

Mars-Space Weather

This image provided by NASA shows an image captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory of a blast of plasma streaming from the sun in August 2012. Scientists say a solar eruption was detected on March 5, 2013 and was headed toward Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover will postpone some activities …

March 06, 2013 7:00 pm
Mars Curiosity

Mars Curiosity

This handout image provided by NASA, taken Sept. 28, 2012, is a mosaic of images taken by the telephoto right-eye camera of the Mast Camera before the rover arrived at Rocknest. Mars Curiosity is about to sip its initial taste of the red planet's sand. But first, NASA's rover has to play bar…

October 04, 2012 7:00 pm
Neil Armstrong buried at sea

Neil Armstrong buried at sea

Members of the U.S. Navy ceremonial guard hold an American flag over the remains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong during a burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Armstrong, who died last month in Ohio at age 82, walked…

September 14, 2012 7:00 pm
Mars Curiosity

Mars Curiosity

Even NASA's Mars rover Curiosity gets in on the selfie action these days. In this image released by NASA on Aug. 8, 2012, a self portrait of NASA's Curiosity rover was taken by its navigation cameras, located on the upright mast. The camera snapped pictures 360-degrees around the rover.

August 08, 2012 7:00 pm
Solar Storm

Solar Storm

This handout image provided by NASA shows a solar flare heading toward Earth.

March 07, 2012 9:55 am
Probes to begin orbit of moon to help us know it to its core

Probes to begin orbit of moon to help us know it to its core

This undated artist rendering shows the twin Grail spacecraft mapping the moon's gravity field.

December 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Mercury Messenger Probe

Mercury Messenger Probe

In this image provided by NASA Thursday June 16, 2011 the crater Degas was obtained as a high-resolution targeted observation (90 m/pixel). The image shows the impact melt coating the floor of the crater, and as the melt cooled and shrank, it formed the cracks observed across the crater acco…

September 30, 2011 12:00 am
Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle

This image provided by NASA Dwarfed by space shuttle Discovery, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio (right) and Clayton Anderson are seen working in Discovery's aft payload bay during the mission's third and final session of extravehicular activity Tuesday April 13, 2010 as construction and mai…

July 07, 2011 11:53 am
Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle

In this image provided by NASA, astronaut Nicholas Patrick participates in extravehicular activity as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. During the spacewalk, Patrick and fellow astronaut Robert Behnken removed insulation blankets and launch restraint b…

July 07, 2011 11:51 am
Space Shuttle Memorable Moments

Space Shuttle Memorable Moments

FILE - This May 23, 2011 photo made by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz TMA-20 following its undocking and released by NASA shows the International Space Station and the docked space shuttle Endeavour, left, at an altitude of approximately 220 miles. A Soyuz capsule had…

July 07, 2011 11:38 am
John Grunsfeld, Hubble Space Telescope

John Grunsfeld, Hubble Space Telescope

FILE - In this Monday, May 18, 2009 image made from video provided by NASA, astronaut John Grunsfeld is reflected on the surface of the Hubble Space Telescope as he works to upgrade the orbiting observatory during a spacewalk on the fifth and final repair mission for the then 19-year-old telescope.

July 07, 2011 11:40 am
Space Shuttle Memorable Moments

Space Shuttle Memorable Moments

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2006 photo provided by NASA, the space shuttle Discovery, its KU-band antenna at right, approaches the International Space Station.

July 07, 2011 11:35 am
Space Shuttle Memorable Moments

Space Shuttle Memorable Moments

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2002 file picture, astronaut Eileen Collins, commander for the space shuttle Discovery mission scheduled for May 2005 launch, is briefed by crew trainer Ken Trujillo during a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

July 07, 2011 11:36 am
Space Shuttle Memorable Moments

Space Shuttle Memorable Moments

FILE - This Saturday, May 28, 2011 photo provided by NASA shows the Endeavour with a nighttime view of the Earth and a starry sky, while docked at the International Space Station during the Endeavour's final mission.

July 07, 2011 11:37 am
Space Shuttle Memorable Moments

Space Shuttle Memorable Moments

In this May 13, 1992 picture made available by NASA, astronauts Richard Hieb, Thomas Akers and Pierre Thuot grab the Intelsat VI satellite from the ledges of the payload bay of the space shutle Endeavour in the first three-man spacewalk. The satellite had been stuck at a uselessly low orbit …

July 07, 2011 11:29 am
Glenn Duque Parazynski

Glenn Duque Parazynski

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998 image made from video provided by NASA, U.S. Sen. John Glenn, right, speaks to mission control during an experiment, assisted by astronaut Scott Parazynski, left, as Spanish astronaut Pedro Duque eats from a food packet aboard the space shuttle Discovery.

July 07, 2011 11:31 am
TETHERED SATELLITE

TETHERED SATELLITE

FILE - This July 1992 file picture provided by NASA shows the Tethered Satellite System during an experiment on the space shuttle Atlantis. On Sunday, Feb. 25, 1996, the Italian satellite, which was attached to the space shuttle Columbia, floated off into space after its cable broke.

July 07, 2011 11:27 am
Space shuttle Columbia

Space shuttle Columbia

FILE - In this Friday, July 23, 1999 picture provided by NASA, flaming exhaust thrusts from the solid rocket boosters and main engines of the space shuttle Columbia as it launches from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. into the night sky.

July 07, 2011 11:20 am
Space Shuttle Memorable Moments

Space Shuttle Memorable Moments

FILE - This Monday, Nov. 25, 2002 file picture shows the space shuttle Endeavour over New Zealand as it approaches the International Space Station for docking.

July 07, 2011 11:21 am
Budarin Musabayev

Budarin Musabayev

FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 1998 image made from video provided by NASA, Russian space station Mir cosmonauts Nikolai Budarin, top right, and Talgat Musabayev say goodbye to the crew of the space shuttle Discovery as they close the hatch linking the two spacecraft before undocking. Discov…

July 07, 2011 11:22 am
Final Launch of Challenger

Final Launch of Challenger

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1986 file photo, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. A whole generation _ including McAuliffe's own students _ has grown up since McAuliffe and six other astronauts perished on live TV on Jan. 28, 1986, a quarter century ag…

July 07, 2011 11:17 am
NASA bids adios to a spirited explorer

NASA bids adios to a spirited explorer

Spirit has been unresponsive on the Martian surface for more than a year, so NASA on Wednesday ended its efforts to regain contact.

May 26, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Scientists skeptical Mars rover will call home after loss of signal

Scientists skeptical Mars rover will call home after loss of signal

This file photo, taken Jan. 28, 2004, shows NASA's rover Spirit after it landed on Mars. The solar-powered rover became bogged down in a sand trap in April 2009 and has not been able to wiggle free, causing communication problems.

March 30, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Tales from the Morgue: Mechanics needed, and has the moon gained weight?

Tales from the Morgue: Mechanics needed, and has the moon gained weight?

This image of the asteroid Eros taken by NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft shortly after orbital insertion on Feb. 14, 2000, shows a view from one end of the asteroid across the gouge on its underside and toward the opposite end.

June 03, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
New device can predict cataracts

New device can predict cataracts

 

January 20, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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