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U.S.-Russian crew returns from space station: NASA TV

7 months, 17 days ago
A capsule carrying two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut from the International Space Station landed in snowy Kazakhstan on Wednesday after a five-and-a-half month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The Soyuz spacecraft…

British astronaut hails ‘groundbreaking’ Airbus satellite

7 months, 18 days ago
LONDON: British astronaut Tim Peake hailed a "groundbreaking" satellite being built by Airbus which its developers say will bring an unprecedented level of flexibility to space telecommunications. The Eutelsat Quantum satellite is being…

McCandless, first astronaut to fly untethered, dies at age 80

9 months, 24 days ago
WASHINGTON: Bruce McCandless, an astronaut who was the first to fly untethered from his spacecraft in a gripping scene watched around the world, has died at the age of 80, NASA announced on its website. The US space agency did not give…

Record-breaking NASA astronaut returns back to Earth

1 year, 1 month ago
A record-shattering NASA astronaut returns to Earth on Sunday, finishing a 288-day mission that put her over the top as the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space. Peggy Whitson, 57, is also the oldest female…

NASA astronaut releases stunning Northern Lights timelapse

1 year, 2 months ago
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station has released an incredible video of the a real-life display of the Northern lights from his position 250 miles (402 km) above Earth. Jack Fischer tweeted a time-lapse of the Aurora…

Neil Armstrong’s moon bag sells for $1.8 million at auction

1 year, 2 months ago
NEW YORK: A bag used by U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring the first samples of moon dust back to Earth was sold to an anonymous bidder for $1.8 million at an auction in New York on Thursday marking the 48th anniversary of the first…

Earth is a jewel, says astronaut after six months in space

1 year, 4 months ago
Observing Earth from 400 kilometres (250 miles) away has made astronaut Thomas Pesquet aware of the planet's fragility as never before, he told AFP from the International Space Station days before heading home. While on terra firma…

US astronaut breaks record for most spacewalks by a woman

1 year, 6 months ago
MIAMI: American astronaut Peggy Whitson made history when she floated outside the International Space Station on Thursday, breaking the record for the most spacewalks by a woman. Whitson, 57, is making her eighth career spacewalk,…