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Ride was the third woman to go into space following two cosmonauts, Valentina Tereshkova in 1963 and Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982.
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Take the flame of a candle, the kind you might find on a birthday cake. The flame takes the familiar shape -- as, basically, a gaseous teardrop -- because of gravity.
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On March 27, 1968, the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, died. He was in a MiG-15 on a routine training flight with his instructor when his plane crashed.
NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier and other agency officials will debut a new machine for manufacturing NASA's Space Launch System and check on development progress with the heavy-lift rocket at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans Friday, June 21. NASA is inviting media ... (more)
Among the lucky candidates: the first female fighter pilot to become an astronaut in nearly two decades.
The space agency announced its newest astronaut class Monday. Among the lucky candidates: the first female fighter pilot to become an astronaut in nearly two decades.
Nerdy bird lovers will swoon over the Death Star Birdhouse. This fantastic Star Wars garden accessory is designed to look like the villain-filled space station from the sci-fi series.
Six years after the Winter Park, Fla., couple was among the early buyers of $200,000 tickets to fly on Virgin Galactic, their opportunity to become astronauts feels closer than ever.
Don't fall prey to the politically-driven hysteria or, in some cases, just sloppy journalism.
What was happening back on Earth with the families of America's astronauts never got as much public attention as the astronauts' exploits up in space.
The recent red glare of a rocket motor over the California desert announced the continuing developments by the rich in their pursuit of capitalism, influence and pleasure, but the implications of this first successful test of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two space plane prompt moral, ethical and theological reflection: As we add ... (more)
From now through June 21 your chances of sighting the International Space Station above Portland and other parts of Oregon are still pretty good depending on weather.
When Valentina Tereshkova reached orbit on June 16, 1963 she believed she opened Space up to women forever.
The European Space Agency's fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle will dock with the International Space Station on Saturday, ESA said.
The Canadian astronaut who became an Internet sensation aboard the International Space Station is hanging up his spacesuit.