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A faulty pump forced astronauts to shut down one of two ammonia cooling systems. (Getty Images)

Astronauts Hope Christmas Eve Spacewalk Will Wrap Up Repair

Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins are installing a new ammonia cooling pump.


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Astronauts Make Rare Christmas Eve Spacewalk

Two space station astronauts have floated outside on Christmas Eve in hopes of wrapping up urgent cooling system repairs.


Astronauts may need to conduct a spacewalk to fix the problem. (Getty Images)

Technical Trouble Aboard International Space Station

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


This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the sun, but no Comet ISON. A white plus sign shows where the Comet should have appeared.
(Credit: NASA/SDO)

NASA: Comet ISON Did Not Survive It’s Trip Around The Sun

Comet ISON appears to have broken up and evaporated as it neared the sun.


International Space Station (credit: Paolo Nespoli - ESA/NASA via Getty Images)

Thanksgiving in Space: What Astronauts Eat on Turkey Day

For the six people on board the International Space Station it’s time for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. But don’t expect them to be carving a succulent bird.


NASA logo (Photo Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Md., NASA Signing Deal on Tech Transfer

NASA and the state of Maryland are striking a technology transfer deal aimed at boosting the state’s appeal to the high-tech industry.


Astronomers say the biggest gamma ray burst ever recorded will help them understand how black holes are formed. (Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

Astronomers Excited About “Monster” Cosmic Blast

Astronomers say the biggest gamma ray burst ever recorded will help them understand how black holes are formed.


(Photo Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi)

Virginia Rocket Launch Gives East Coast Rare View

A rocket has streaked along the eastern U.S. early evening sky in an unusual sight as NASA put a smartphone and 28 other tiny satellites into orbit.


(Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

Rocket Launch Set for Tuesday Night in Virginia

Much of the U.S. East Coast is expected to get a view of a mid-Atlantic rocket launch Tuesday night, when the Air Force and NASA will try to put 29 tiny satellites into orbit, including a smartphone and a satellite built by students.


Scientists say the risk of a meteor strike is seven times greater than they believed before the Chelyabinsk strike in February. (OLEG KARGOPOLOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian Fireball Shows Risk Of Meteor Strike Bigger Than Believed

Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than they thought.