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With only a bit of fabric preventing certain death, spacewalks are one of the most thrilling and dangerous jobs (among many) that ISS astronauts and cosmonauts do. You'll be able to watch one (here or in the video below) shortly as Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko exit the...

August 10th 2015 at 10:04am 0 Comments
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What's the best way to simulate the conditions of outer space here on Earth? Go to the bottom of the ocean, of course. NASA has actually been sending astronauts to an underwater habitat for years under the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) program, and the 20th expedition is slat...

June 25th 2015 at 3:46am 0 Comments
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Leaving the cozy confines of Earth's atmosphere for life aboard the ISS is an exceedingly rare experience reserved for just a handful of astronauts. But thanks to NASA and GoPro, now you can share in the breathtaking views/sheer terror that astronaut Terry Virts enjoyed during a recent hour-long s...

April 10th 2015 at 7:58pm 0 Comments
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Astronaut Scott Parazynski pulled the short straw (probably on purpose: you know what these astronaut types are like) and had the task of repairing the ripped solar array on the International Space Station. Mission complete, as Parazynski managed to move the guide wires that caused the damage out o...

November 4th 2007 at 12:15pm 0 Comments