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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

File photo of astronauts at the International Space Station. (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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NASA Severing Ties With Russia, Except For Space Station, Over Ukraine Crisis

After insisting that space relations wouldn’t be altered by earthly politics, NASA on Wednesday said it was severing ties with Russia except for the International Space Station.

04/03/2014

The new laser communications system will allow faster transmissions of data from the space station to Earth. (Getty Images)

NASA To Test Laser Communication System On Space Station

The technology will allow for much faster communications between the station and scientists on Earth.

CBS Tampa–03/13/2014

File photo of an astronaut. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Could Have Prevented Spacewalker’s Close Call

NASA could have prevented last summer’s near-drowning of a spacewalking astronaut at the International Space Station, an investigation panel concluded Wednesday.

CBS Tampa–02/26/2014

386838 06: Actor Robert Picardo Stars As (The Doctor) In The United Paramount Network's Sci-Fi Television Series "Star Trek: Voyager."  (Photo By Getty Images)

NASA Developing Robot Doctors In Space

NASA is developing a humanoid robot that can be used to perform emergency medical procedures on astronauts.

CBS Tampa–02/20/2014

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