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Big Bird Actor: I Was Supposed To Be On Challenger Mission

In a new documentary, Carroll Spinney says he had been asked to join the ill-fated space shuttle crew but there was nowhere to stow the costume.

05/05/2015

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Italian Astronaut Brews, Sips First Fresh Espresso In Space

Samantha Cristoforetti fired up the specially designed espresso-maker and sipped from a zero-g cup.

05/04/2015

A Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft blasts off for the International Space Station on March 28th, 2015. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

Space Station Crew: Russia Spinning Supply Ship A Total Loss

An unmanned Russian resupply spacecraft spun out of control shortly after takeoff Tuesday, missing its scheduled rendezvous with the International Space Station.

04/29/2015

This image released August 27, 2003 captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a close-up of the red planet Mars when it was just 34,648,840 miles away. (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

Report: Astronauts Could Land On Mars By 2039

NASA could send astronauts to Mars by 2039, a new report by The Planetary Society says.

04/06/2015

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Hubble Discovers Quasar Ghosts Dancing In Space

Glowing objects in deep space are believed to be glowing remnants of quasars.

04/03/2015

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