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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/15

    A plume of volcanic ash rises into the atmosphere from a crater under about 656 feet of ice at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland on April 14. After the volcano's second eruption in less than a month, northern Europe turned into a no-fly zone on Thursday, stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers due to the huge amounts of ash.

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  • Alan Poindexter dies: Space community mourns NASA astronaut

    Alan Poindexter dies: NASA and astronauts around the world remember the former US Navy Captain and NASA astronaut as a man who 'proudly served his country for 26 years'.

  • Ex-NASA astronaut killed in jet ski accident

    Alan Poindexter, a former US Navy captain and two-time shuttle astronaut, died in a jet ski accident in Pensacola, Florida, NASA said.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/15

    A plume of volcanic ash rises into the atmosphere from a crater under about 656 feet of ice at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland on April 14. After the volcano's second eruption in less than a month, northern Europe turned into a no-fly zone on Thursday, stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers due to the huge amounts of ash.