Space Flight

Rocket Replay: Watch Europe’s Last Space Station Automated Transfer Vehicle Soar

by Elizabeth Howell July 30, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter The last of Europe’s five automated transfer vehicles made a flawless launch to orbit yesterday (July 30). So far, all is going well with ATV Georges Lemaître as it brings a load of cargo to the International Space Station. You can […]

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NASA’s First Space-Tweeting Astronaut And ‘Big Bang Theory’ Guest Flies To A New Position

by Elizabeth Howell July 30, 2014

The first astronaut who tweeted from space is leaving NASA, the agency announced yesterday. Mike Massimino (best known to his 1.29 million followers as @astro_mike) — and also one of several astronauts to repair the Hubble Space Telescope — will now bring his skills to a full-time position with Columbia University in New York. Remove […]

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Book Review: Neil Armstrong – A Life of Flight by Jay Barbree

by Ken Kremer July 28, 2014

“Neil Armstrong – A Life of Flight” is a thoroughly enjoyable new biography about the first human to set foot on the Moon on NASA’s Apollo 11 mission written with gusto by Emmy winning NBC News space correspondent Jay Barbree. Jay Barbee is a veteran NBC News reporter who has covered America’s manned space program […]

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Astronaut Spots Violence Over Gaza, Asks What Extraterrestrials Would Think

by Elizabeth Howell July 25, 2014

From his perch aboard the International Space Station, Alexander Gerst took this photo this week and said he could spot explosions and rockets in the blackness below. The location made him realize things were grim: it was over the Gaza and Israel region. After the photo went viral on Twitter (it’s been shared nearly 40,000 […]

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Apollo 11 Splashdown 45 Years Ago on July 24, 1969 Concludes 1st Moon Landing Mission – Gallery

by Ken Kremer July 24, 2014

The three man crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean 45 years ago today on July 24, 1969 – successfully concluding Earth’s first journey to land humans on another world and return them safely to our Home Planet. Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on […]

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