Discoveries
Associated Press/Photo by Joel Kowsky/NASA

Common ground in space despite escalating tensions on Earth

Space
by Rob Holmes
Posted 3/28/14, 09:50 am

A software snag turned a six-hour ride into a two-day journey for the Russian and American astronauts aboard a Soyuz capsule on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday.

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Associated Press/Photo by NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA telescope gets the low-down on the sun's lowest regions

Space
by Alissa Robertson
Posted 7/29/13, 04:08 pm

Scientists at NASA are now able get a close-up look at the sun and its atmosphere, thanks to the new Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft. Launched last month, IRIS is sending back the most detailed pictures of the sun’s lowest atmosphere scientists have ever seen. 

On Thursday, NASA released new photos that the research team called “exciting” and “just what we were hoping for.”

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Jump from space's edge provides collective moment

Space
by Wire Reports
Posted 10/15/12, 09:27 am

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP)—Felix Baumgartner stood alone at the edge of space, poised in the open doorway of a capsule suspended above Earth and wondering if he would make it back alive. Twenty four miles below him, millions of people were right there with him, watching on the Internet and marveling at the wonder of the moment.

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