US astronaut Scott Kelly (R) and his brother Mark pose after a press conference at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on March 26, 2015. (Photo credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Twin Fools NASA at Brother’s Launch on 1-Year Flight

Astronaut Scott Kelly’s identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission.


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Baltimore Astronaut Comes Back to Life on Earth as Twitter Superstar

Tweeting from space might not be a vital part of Astronaut Reid Wiseman’s job description, but it certainly grabbed the attention of hundreds of thousands who re-shared his amazing pictures from his first trip on the International Space Station.


Reid Wiseman, Baltimore native, tweets a photo after landing safely in Kazakhstan. (Photo by Reid Wiseman via @astro_reid)

Md. Astronaut Returns to Earth After 6 Months in ISS

An astronaut from Maryland who became a local social media sensation has returned to Earth after six months in orbit.


A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded on Oct. 31, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another. (Screenshot courtesy of CBSNews)

SpaceShipTwo Pilot 20th Person Killed in Space Mission or Flight Test

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.


Reid Wiseman, Baltimore native, tweets a photo from space. (Photo by Reid Wiseman via @astro_reid)

Md. Astronaut’s Journey Coming to an End

An astronaut from Maryland who became a local social media sensation will be returning home soon.


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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.


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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.


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.


International Space Station (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Technical Trouble Aboard International Space Station

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


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.