Exposure to cosmic rays from the sun and deep space pose serious health risks to travelers on lengthy missions. Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic fields protect us down here on terra firma, and those astronauts in low-Earth orbit.
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NASA astronauts have performed an emergency spacewalk to halt an ammonia leak on the International Space Station.
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Russia has announced a new $50 billion space programme. In marking the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic first trip to space by a human in 1961, president Vladimir Putin said that Russia would reinforce its legacy by funding new missions to explore our solar system. Speaking at a ceremony from a new cosmodrome, which Russia is building in the far east of the country,...
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Before there was the International Space Station, there was Skylab, America's first permanent research base in space. It launched 40 years ago today, on May 14, 1973, soaring into the sky on the last of the Apollo-era Saturn V rockets. Skylab orbited the Earth until 1979, and welcomed three manned missions of three crew members each. But it almost didn't make it to the first...
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Two astronauts took a hastily planned spacewalk Saturday to find and, possibly, fix a serious leak at the International Space Station. Flakes of frozen ammonia coolant were spotted Thursday drifting from the long frame that holds the solar panels on the left side.
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A pair of astronauts prepare to leave the confines of the International Space Station on Saturday to fix an ammonia leak at the site
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Mar 16 - After nearly five months in space, crew members from the International Space Station touch down in Kazakhstan as more astronauts get ready to blast off. Andrew Raven reports.
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The US space agency is paying $424 million (£272m) more to Russia to get US astronauts into space and home again, and the agency's leader is blaming Congress for the extra expense.
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New pictures from NASA show how two astronauts undertook a hastily planned spacewalk this weekend to find and fix a serious leak at the International Space Station. Flakes of frozen ammonia coolant were spotted on Thursday drifting from the long frame that holds the solar panels.
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NASA plans to capture an asteroid and start sending astronauts aloft again by 2017, even with a tighter budget, the U.S. space agency announced Wednesday.
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