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US Spy Satellite Launches Into Space Along with 13 Tiny Cubesats

An American spy satellite and 13 tiny “cubesats” shared a rocket ride to orbit this morning, lighting up the predawn sky over their California launchpad.  A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasted off today (Oct. 8) from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:49 a.m. EDT (0949 GMT; 8:49 a.m. local California time), lofting […]

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Astronaut brains as beacons for researchers

How astronauts adapt to the stresses of living in space is helping researchers to pinpoint the causes of common disorders on Earth. From the brain’s point of view, living in space is very stressful. The signals from an astronaut’s body in space go haywire as they float in weightlessness. The inner ear reports that it […]

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Earth from Space

Join us Friday, 9 October, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-1A image of the Azore Islands in Portugal To source

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How did you do that?

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: NASA astronaut Terry Virst demonstrates how he took ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti’s picture in space To source

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Astronauts Are Stars in New Art Posters Launched on Kickstarter

Eighteen astronauts star in the first of new limited edition poster series from uniphi space agency and Chop Shop.Credit: uniphi space agency A talent agency that represents former NASA astronauts is launching a unique take on its clients’ spacesuited portraits, collaborating with a popular artist to produce a new illustrated poster series featuring the space […]

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Supercharged Auroras May Be Visible Across Northern US Tonight

This aurora forecast by the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center shows the expected northern lights activity for Oct. 7, 2015 during a geomagnetic storm. The storm could make auroras visible as far south as Pennsylvania, Iowa and Oregon, according to an SWPC alert.Credit: Space Weather Prediction Center/NOAA Editor’s update for 6:20 pm ET: The Space […]

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