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Despite scientific understanding of the universe, space has reaffirmed the religious beliefs of one astronaut.
A rocket carting the Olympic torch was sent into space on Thursday, a rather dramatic prelude to the Sochi 2014 Winter Games that was captured by NASA Live TV.
For the first time in history, the Olympic torch will go on a spacewalk ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Late last month, SpaceX successfully launched its upgraded Falcon-9 into orbit, highlighting that for the first time since Yuri Gagarin circled the Earth, the most exciting developments in aerospace are not taking place at NASA. Innovations in commercial space dwarf the possibility offered by even the most ambitious NASA programs. While Elon Musk rounds the International Space Station (ISS) and plots colonization missions to Mars, NASA is stuck plotting a solitary trip to an asteroid in the almost fictionally distant 2030s. What happened, and who is to blame for this travesty? Certainly not NASA. As an institution, it remains one of the greatest repositories of talent in the United States. The answer is inescapable: Congress.
Along with "nonessential' federal offices in Washington and around the country, a motley mix of art exhibitions, cultural events, historic archives and even the live "Panda Cam" would be among the budget casualties if the government shuts down.
NASA aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station on Tuesday because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut's helmet that drenched his eyes, nose and mouth.
While the Mars rover Curiosity is discovering the building blocks of life on the red planet, many are equally excited about another development: commercial companies have finally discovered profit in space.
In a high-flying, perfectly pitched first, an astronaut on the International Space Station is bowing out of orbit with a musical video: his own custom version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” It’s believed to be the first music video made in space, according to NASA.
The International Space Station has sprung a leak and is releasing ammonia coolant that's used to keep its solar-panel power equipment up and running.