International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - DECEMBER 05:  The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft takes off from its launchpad on December 5, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The heavy-lift rocket will boost the unmanned Orion capsule to an altitude of 3,600 miles, and returning for a splashdown west of Baja California after a four and half hour flight.  .  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Dawn Of Orion: NASA Launch Opens New Era In Space

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft zoomed toward a high point of 3,600 miles on an orbital test flight Friday, ushering in a new era of exploration that could one day put people on Mars.

12/05/2014

File photo of the International Space Station. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Space Station Dodges Chinese Space Junk

The International Space Station is out of harm’s way after flying higher to avoid space junk.

CBS Tampa–11/12/2014

File photo of the International Space Station. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

3rd Spacewalk In 3 Weeks At Space Station

Astronauts doubled as trash men Wednesday, heaving an old science experiment and two antennas overboard at the International Space Station.

10/22/2014

U.S. astronaut Barry Wilmore (L) and Russia's cosmonauts Alexandr Samokutyaev (C) and Elena Serova pose before their mission to the International Space Station. (Photo AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. And Russian Crew Blast Off For Space Station

Soyuz rocket carrying one American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts launched from a facility in Kazakhstan.

CBS Tampa–09/25/2014

Mike Griffin warns that reliance on Russian spacecraft threatens American involvement with the International Space Station. (NASA via Getty Images)

Former NASA Chief: Russia Holding U.S. Spaceflight ‘Hostage’

Mike Griffin warns NASA’s dependence on Russian spacecraft to supply and staff the space station could jeopardize American participation.

CBS Tampa–08/27/2014

A NASA-backed study is exploring deep-sleep stasis for its crew members as a way to dramatically reduce the cost of sending humans on a lengthy trip to Mars.  (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

Commercial Shipment Arrives At Space Station

The International Space Station accepted a fresh delivery of goods Wednesday morning.

07/16/2014

This picture, taken on July 20, 1969, shows astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, walking on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity.With one small step off a ladder, commander of the Apollo 11 mission Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, before the eyes of hundreds of millions of awed television viewers worldwide. With that step, he placed mankind's first footprint on an extraterrestrial world and gained instant hero status. (Photo by NASA/AFP/Getty Images)

Astronaut Sends First Vine Video From Space

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman created the first Vine video from earth’s orbit on Friday, showing a time-lapse trip around the earth.

CBS Tampa–06/08/2014

NASA says one of the 8 power channels on the space station was switched off, possibly by a malfunctioning switch. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Space Station Loses Power Channel But Backup Is Working

An electrical malfunction forced astronauts to shut down 1 of 8 power channels.

05/08/2014

NASA's Robonaut 2 has been mounted on a pedestal inside the International Space Station. (Photo credit: NASA)

NASA’s Space Station Robonaut Finally Getting Legs 

Experimental robot Is being used on the International Space Station to help astronauts.

CBS Tampa–04/19/2014

NASA engineers say the best way to repair a major computer problem on the International Space Station is with a spacewalk. (Getty Images)

Space Station Computer Outage Can Only Be Fixed By Spacewalk

NASA orders spacewalk repairs for a serious computer outage at the International Space Station.

04/12/2014

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