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NASA successfully inflates new space station room

CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world’s first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts. 492 more words


Blast off!

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The Science Museum’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of Helen Sharman heading off into space kicks off with a collection of video clips. 596 more words


NASA Inflating New Experimental Room At Space Station

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It’s pump-it-up day at the International Space Station.

NASA is releasing air into an inflatable room delivered last month by SpaceX. 122 more words


Meet the Woman Designing for the Stars of Outer Space

“Growing up in Norman, Oklahoma, headquarters of exciting attractions like the National Weather Center and Andy’s Alligator Fun Park, Lindsay Aitchison was destined for great things. 97 more words

Stargazing from the ISS

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) see the world at night on every orbit —that’s 16 times each crew day.

An astronaut took this broad, short-lens photograph of Earth’s night lights while looking out over the remote reaches of the central equatorial Pacific Ocean. 109 more words


A Visit from Space

Retired Air Force Colonel Donald McMonagle was in fourth grade when John Glenn became the first American to orbit the planet, and he vividly remembers the amazing photographs that came home with the first astronaut. 312 more words