• federal government January 23, 2018 11:00 am

    Astronauts Go Spacewalking to Give New Hand to Robot Arm

    Spacewalking astronauts gave a hand to the International Space Station’s big robot arm Tuesday. As the federal government geared back up 250 miles below, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle floated outdoors to install the new mechanical gripper. Because of the lingering effects of the government shutdown, the spacewalk got started in the morning without live coverage on...

  • SPOKESPERSON November 29, 2017 12:41 pm

    Look to the Skies for a Clear View of the International Space Station Wednesday Night

    The International Space Station will pass directly over the heads of D.C.-area residents Wednesday night, offering locals a near-perfect opportunity to to see the football field-sized craft.

  • food November 22, 2017 2:29 pm

    Houston, We Have Thanksgiving: Astronauts to Feast on Pouches of Turkey

    Astronauts at the International Space Station will feast Thursday on pouches of Thanksgiving turkey. The three Americans, two Russians and one Italian will also rip into single-serving bags of mashed potatoes, candied yams, cornbread stuffing and cranberry-apple dessert. Just add water, heat and bon appetit! Commander Randy Bresnik said he’ll miss his wife’s home cooking, but appreciate next year’s Thanksgiving...

  • United States September 20, 2017 3:25 pm

    Hurricane Maria Batters Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, bringing heavy rains and sustained winds of 140 mph.

  • teacher September 20, 2017 1:24 pm

    Puerto Rican Astronaut Gets Double Dose of Hurricanes

    Space station astronaut Joe Acaba is getting a double dose of hurricanes — even in orbit. Harvey flooded his home in Houston last month. Now Maria has slammed into Puerto Rico, his family’s homeland. In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage offered words of comfort to family members and everyone else...

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