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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Space suits

    Astronaut Philippe Perrin, STS-111 mission specialist, wears a training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit space suit during an underwater simulation of extravehicular activity. Perrin, representing CNES, the French Space Agency, was joined by astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Diaz (out of frame) for the simulation, conducted in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near the Johnson Space Center.

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  • NASA's pioneering astronauts: Where are they now? (+video)

    Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, was one of 300 astronauts. What became of some of the more famous ones?

  • Do we need spaceflight for the perspective?

    An astronaut's life-changing lesson from a moment in orbit.

  • NASA questions Apollo 13 cmdr's right to sell list

    Greg Rohan, president of Dallas-based Heritage, said Thursday the sale has been suspended pending the outcome of the inquiry. The checklist, he said, is being stored for now in the company's vault.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Space suits

    Astronaut Philippe Perrin, STS-111 mission specialist, wears a training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit space suit during an underwater simulation of extravehicular activity. Perrin, representing CNES, the French Space Agency, was joined by astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Diaz (out of frame) for the simulation, conducted in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near the Johnson Space Center.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: The Moon

    NASA's STS-32 crew took this view of the moon setting over the Earth's limb. Near the center is a semi-vortex in the clouds - a storm system in the early stages of formation. The moon's image is distorted due to refraction through the Earth's atmosphere.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 09/10

    The tip of the Boeing Delta II rocket with its MESSENGER spacecraft on top breaks through the billows of smoke below as it lifts off on Aug. 3, 2004 from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. MESSENGER (Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging) is on a seven-year journey to the planet Mercury. The spacecraft will fly by Earth, Venus, and Mercury several times to burn off energy before making its final approach to the inner planet on March 18, 2011.