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Va. Students Help NASA Tackle Radiation Problem

If NASA is to ever meet its goal of sending humans into deep space, it first must figure out how to protect its astronauts from prolonged exposure to high levels of radiation.

07/12/2014

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Spacewalking Astronauts Complete Urgent Repair Job

Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.

04/23/2014

File photo of a space suit. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

New U.S. Astronaut Candidates Visit D.C.’s Air and Space Museum

The nation’s newest astronaut candidates are making a visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

01/30/2014

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Technical Trouble Aboard International Space Station

The ISS is experiencing trouble with one of two temperature control systems.

12/12/2013

File photo of an astronaut. (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Scott Carpenter, 2nd U.S. Astronaut in Orbit, Dies

The second American to orbit the Earth and one of the last surviving original Mercury 7 astronauts has died.

10/10/2013

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NASA Still Perplexed By Astronaut’s Flooded Helmet

The spacewalking astronaut who came close to drowning in a flooded helmet searched for clues in his spacesuit Wednesday, in hopes of understanding the unprecedented water leak.

07/17/2013

Sen. John McCain made a Tweet on Monday that made a joke comparing Iran's President Ahmadinejad to a monkey allegedly sent into space last week. (Photo credit - SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. McCain Tweets Joke Comparing Iran’s Ahmadinejad To Space Monkey

Sen. John McCain took some international politics to Twitter on Monday morning with a joke comparing Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s astronaut dreams to that of a monkey that was sent into space last week.

02/04/2013

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Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

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Wanted: Astronauts; Missing: US rocket to fly them

NASA is hiring a new crew of astronauts to potentially fly into space.

11/15/2011

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