NASA has released an hour long stunning sequence of footage from two GoPros accompanying astronauts on a February spacewalk. The two astronauts, Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts, were reconfiguring the external port on the International Space Station in preparation for the arrival of new astronauts.
Four astronauts were awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor on Wednesday: the Congressional Gold Medal. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading
As astronauts and scientists are getting set for the end of the space shuttle era in the United States, science correspondent Miles O’Brien looks at how the Russians have been preparing for the rigors of future flights to Mars with a simulated mission here on Earth. But can space travel’s stresses really be faked? Continue reading
Two astronauts performed a spacewalk Monday to replace one of the International Space Station’s gyroscopes, as engineers on Earth studied a 3-inch tear on the shuttle’s underbelly left by a wayward piece of foam during liftoff. Continue reading
The space shuttle Atlantis moved away from the International Space Station Tuesday after a nearly 10-day stay during which astronauts installed a truss and pair of solar arrays, and experienced a temporary computer meltdown. Continue reading
Two years after President Bush proposed to return astronauts to the moon, NASA announced plans Monday for manned trips there by 2020 and the construction of a permanent base, most likely near the Shackleton crater on the moon’s south pole, by 2024. Continue reading
NASA announced Tuesday that it would send a final repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, tentatively in 2008, to extend the life of the orbiting observatory to at least 2013. Hubble’s senior project scientist discusses the history and future of the telescope. Continue reading