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    Space Station to Perform Three Orbit Chase of Solar Eclipse

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station may have the best windows for viewing the Great American Eclipse as they photograph and record August’s astronomical event during three consecutive orbits. Soaring 255 miles above, the six person crew of Expedition 52 will have detailed observation objectives in place as they point cameras from the […] More

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    Dream Chaser ‘Spaceplane’ Has Faced Challenges, But Success Now Within Reach

    To many avgeeks, NASA’s space shuttles will always hold a special place in their hearts. Now retired from service, they were – for a long time – the only reusable, winged “lifting body” vehicles ever employed for spaceflight. SpaceX and Boeing, who both hold multi-billion dollar NASA contracts to fly astronauts to and from the […] More

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    NASA’s Scott Kelly Back On Earth After 340 Days In Space

    It turns out that if “The Martian” had been completely realistic, Matt Damon would have been about 6-foot-2 when he finally returned to Earth. Damon is 5-foot-10. But it turns out when you’re in space for extended period of time, the spinal column expands. We have proof of this. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned to […] More