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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Extravehicular activities

    Launched on July 26, 2005 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-114 was classified as Logistics Flight 1. The mission's third and final extravehicular activity included taking a close-up look and the repair of the damaged heat shield. Gap fillers were removed from between the orbiter's heat-shielding tiles located on the craft's underbelly. Never before had any repairs been done to an orbiter while still in space.

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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'.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Extravehicular activities

    Launched on July 26, 2005 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-114 was classified as Logistics Flight 1. The mission's third and final extravehicular activity included taking a close-up look and the repair of the damaged heat shield. Gap fillers were removed from between the orbiter's heat-shielding tiles located on the craft's underbelly. Never before had any repairs been done to an orbiter while still in space.

  • Astronauts observe Japan's tsunami aftermath from space

    Astronauts observe Japan's tsunami aftermath from space

    High-resolution photos taken from the International Space Station show some of the areas hit the hardest by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the northeastern coast of Japan.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 09/22

    In this enhanced false color view of Saturn, the northern region is marked by a multitude of bright, patchy clouds. The region south of the ring shadows contains the bright equatorial band seen in many monochrome Cassini spacecraft images taken at infrared wavelengths.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 08/10

    The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light years from Earth, are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red).The collision, which began more than 100 million years ago and is still occurring, has triggered the formation of millions of stars in clouds of dusts and gas in the galaxies. The most massive of these young stars have already sped through their evolution in a few million years and exploded as supernovas.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/02

    Madame Tussauds employee Marie Chandler poses for photographers beside a waxwork of The Hulk during the launch of the Marvel Super Heroes 4D exhibit at the Madame Tussauds waxworks in London on Wednesday.

  • International Space Station crew returns to Earth

    After nearly six months aboard the ISS, a cosmonaut and two astronauts have touched down in Kazakhstan safely in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

  • Space station astronauts on their way home

    After six months in orbit in the International Space Station, three astronauts will board a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Tuesday night to return to Earth.

  • Russian cosmonauts switch parking spots while moving 17,000 mph

    Russian cosmonauts switch parking spots while moving 17,000 mph

    To open up a spot at the International Space Station for a new Russian research module, Russian cosmonauts moved their Soyuz craft to a different parking spot Wednesday.

  • Space travelers on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft return to Earth

    Space travelers on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft return to Earth

    Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, fresh from a trip to the International Space Station, landed near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan.