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Spacewalking astronauts replacing blurry camera on robot arm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts went spacewalking Friday to provide some necessary focus to the International Space Station’s robot arm.

The main job for commander Randy Bresnik and teacher-turned-astronaut Joe Acaba was to replace a blurry camera on the new robotic hand that was installed during a spacewalk two weeks ago. 343 more words

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To Boldly Go

Recently I watched a video featuring astronauts. They were trying to express what it feels like to see the earth from space. One astronaut was fascinated by the way he could raise a thumb to the window and block out his home—the oceans, the rain forests, the Sahara, the Alps. 484 more words

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Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA.

The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female… 123 more words

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Lego Unveils 'Women Of NASA' Set With Astronauts, Scientists

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA.

The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. 139 more words

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Astronaut Scott Kelly's AMA and Instagram are Out-of-this-World

I was so excited to see Scott Kelly did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit yesterday. His answers are very fun and interesting, which makes sense from a guy who spent an entire… 198 more words

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Book Review: Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone

By Awnali Mills

Several years ago, I learned about the “Mercury 13” – women who tested to be Mercury astronauts.  I was astonished that I had never heard of them before.  329 more words

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