Blast Off! New Crew Launch Will Make It 9 On Space Station | Video

Sergey Volkov (Roscosmos), Andreas Mogensen (ESA) and Aidyn Aimbetov (Kazakh Space Agency) will join 6 others on the International Space Station (ISS) in two days after their launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 2nd, 2015.  It will mark the first time since 2013 that the ISS will be inhabited by 9 people. […]

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Replay: ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, commander Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov launched into space 2 September at 04:37 GMT (06:37 CEST) from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. To source

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New Space Station Crew Will Launch Into Orbit Tonight: Watch Live

A Russian Soyuz rocket stands poised atop its launchpad at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan ahead of the Sept. 2 launch of a new three-man crew to the International Space Station. The rocket will launch Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen and Kazakh astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov into orbit on a Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft.Credit: RSC Energia […]

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Unearthing NASA's 'Worm': Reissue of Manual Celebrates Retired NASA Logo

The NASA Graphics Standards Manual, which in 1976 defined the use of now-retired NASA “worm” logo, is getting a limited reissue through Kickstarter.Credit: Hamish Smyth A 40-year-old book that gave rise to one of NASA’s most iconic logos is being relaunched as a limited edition reprint on Kickstarter. The NASA Graphics Standards Manual , first […]

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Best Night Sky Events of September 2015 (Stargazing Maps)

Sunday, Sept. 27, evening. There will be a triple treat for observers in eastern North America as sun, Earth, and moon align: a total lunar eclipse, the…Read More » moon at its closest, and a full moon, all in one evening. At 8:12 p.m. EDT, the lunar eclipse will begin with the first faint lunar […]

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Good Night From Space

Earth’s thin atmosphere stands out against the blackness of space in this photo taken on Aug. 31, 2015 by astronaut Scott Kelly on board the International Space Station. To source

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