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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 09/27

    In this Sept. 25 photo, a Minotaur 4 rocket carrying the Space Based Space Surveillance satellite blasts off and heads toward orbit at 9:41 p.m., at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The satellite is designed to detect and monitor debris, satellites and other space objects that could be a threat to national security, communications and weather satellites.

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  • Scott Kelley: Longest space station sojourn will be test for Mars mission

    NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will spend an entire year aboard the International Space Station. The extended mission will help provide information about far-flung trips to asteroids and Mars.

  • US-Russian crew chosen for yearlong space voyage

    American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will launch on the one-year space station flight in spring 2015 and return to Earth in spring 2016.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 09/27

    In this Sept. 25 photo, a Minotaur 4 rocket carrying the Space Based Space Surveillance satellite blasts off and heads toward orbit at 9:41 p.m., at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The satellite is designed to detect and monitor debris, satellites and other space objects that could be a threat to national security, communications and weather satellites.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 08/03

    In this x-ray photo provided by NASA, the sun is shown early in the morning of Aug. 1. The dark arc near the top right edge of the image is a filament of plasma blasting off the surface - part of the coronal mass ejection. The bright region is an unassociated solar flare. When particles from the eruption reach Earth on the evening of Aug. 3-4, they may trigger a brilliant auroral display known as the Northern Lights.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/06

    Possibly the Youngest Galaxy Ever Seen, an irregular dwarf galaxy about 45 million light-years away is seen in this image from NASA.

  • Soyuz spacecraft moves to new docking port

    Soyuz spacecraft moves to new docking port

    Soyuz spacecraft took a short flight outside the International Space Station Monday to move to a new docking port, after delay.

  • Amelia Earhart's watch brought to International Space Station

    Amelia Earhat's watch, which the famed aviator wore on two trans-Atlantic flights was brought aboard the International Space Station 82 years to the day after her first flight.

  • New International Space Station crew blasts off on Soyuz rocket

    New International Space Station crew blasts off on Soyuz rocket

    New International Space Station crew departed from a Russian Soyuz rocket on Tuesday. Two Americans and one Russian cosmonaut are onboard.

  • In Pictures Space Photos of the Day 06/15

    This artist's concept shows a celestial body about the size of our moon slamming at great speed into a body the size of Mercury. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that a high-speed collision of this sort occurred a few thousand years ago around a young star, called HD 172555, still in the early stages of planet formation. The star is about 100 light-years from Earth.

  • Russian rocket set to launch Tuesday with new crew

    A Russian rocket is set to launch toward the International Space Station Tuesday carrying two American astronauts and one veteran Russian cosmonaut.