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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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  • 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.

  • Top Chef contestants compete to make astronaut meals

    Top Chef contestants compete to make astronaut meals

    Sept. 1 episode of Bravo's reality show, 'Top Chef', featured a space-food challenge from NASA. The winner, Angelo Sosa, will have his short rib dish flown into orbit.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 09/01

    This artist's impression made available Aug. 24, shows the remarkable planetary system around the Sun-like star HD 10180. Observations with the HARPS spectrograph, attached to ESO's 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla, Chile, have revealed the definite presence of five planets and evidence for two more in orbit around this star. This system is similar to the Solar System in terms of number of planets and the presence of a regular pattern in the sizes of the orbits. If confirmed the closest planet detected would be the lightest yet known outside the Solar System, with a mass that could be only about 1.4 times that of the Earth.

  • Space station back in order after seven-hour spacewalk. 'Sweet!'

    Space station back in order after seven-hour spacewalk. 'Sweet!'

    Astronauts replaced a broken cooling pump on the International Space Station Monday. The spacewalk was a useful fix-it lesson for NASA.

  • Success! International Space Station astronauts replace vital pump.

    Success! International Space Station astronauts replace vital pump.

    Two spacewalking astronauts have successfully replaced a liquid ammonia cooling pump, which will allow the International Space Station to return to full power this week.

  • Space station astronauts venture outside, continue repairs

    Space station astronauts venture outside, continue repairs

    It is the third of four repair spacewalks for NASA astronauts Douglas Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson, who plan to spend at least 6 1/2 hours installing the new ammonia coolant pump.

  • Space station spacewalk saga: faulty pump removed, more work ahead

    Space station spacewalk saga: faulty pump removed, more work ahead

    Astronauts removed a malfunctioning International Space Station cooling pump in a spacewalk Wednesday after an initial attempt failed Sunday. The astronauts will need to install a new pump next week. Until then, the space station crew must curtail its research work.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/11

    Jessica Gonzalez plays with her father before her first day of kindergarten at Tremont Elementary School in Dixon, Calif., on Wednesday.

  • Astronauts take a walk to repair space station's AC

    Astronauts take a walk to repair space station's AC

    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are on a space walk Wednesday to make repairs on the space station's cooling system

  • 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.