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The International Space Station (ISS) serves as a collaborative orbiting laboratory for international space agencies to conduct experiments and develop technologies that may one...

Sep 13, 2019

BEAM space structure in space

The Soyuz spacecraft is one of the oldest spacecraft still in use today, used by astronauts as they travel to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Soyuz played an ins...

Sep 13, 2019

Soyuz spacecraft launching into air

Anyone with a passing interest in space is likely familiar with the Apollo, Enterprise, and Columbia space shuttles. Lesser known is the Buran shuttle, the crowning achievement ...

Sep 13, 2019

Buran space shuttle

When Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon in 1969, the NASA astronaut emerged from a specially made piece of aeronautical engineering—the Eagle lander. This...

Sep 13, 2019

Space ship on the moon with light

As the United States and the Soviet Union raced to put astronauts on the moon during the 1950s and 1960s, NASA began the Gemini program, a support program designed to help prepa...

Sep 13, 2019

Gemini spacecraft in space near planet earth

The International Space Station (ISS) is an incredible international achievement with contributions from many different countries. NASA astronauts have worked alongside their Ru...

Sep 11, 2019

Canada Arm in space with astronauts near planet earth

Mars exploration has long been the subject of human fascination. While missions to Mars are frequently the subject of science fiction books and movies, the reality may not be th...

Sep 9, 2019

Mars planet on black background

It takes a certain level of velocity for an object to achieve orbit around a celestial body such as Earth. It takes even greater velocity to break free of such an orbit. When as...

Sep 9, 2019

Rocket launches off from land during dusk

From the Mars Rover to the Saturn V to the Space Shuttle Discovery, space exploration requires a dedicated team on the ground to make sure the mission goes smoothly. At NASA’s M...

Sep 3, 2019

Person at space station desk