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U.S. Astronaut Alan Shepard

The Underwear Oversight Of The Early US Space Program

Engineers forgot to include underwear in the first U.S. spacesuits. This immediately became a problem.


0:52Former astronaut John Glenn

John Glenn, Astronaut And Former US Senator, Dies At Age 95

1:10Atlas rocket
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Want To Design A Rocket? Here's Your Chance

0:40Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet
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56-Year-Old Astronaut Becomes Oldest Woman In Space

1:13NASA's space poop challenge banner.

The Space Poop Challenge Is Something You Might Actually Want To Win

1:16The International Space Station
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What It Takes To Bring Astronauts To And From The ISS

0:38An artists rendering of the Schiaparelli lander separating from a larger craft to then attempt to land on Mars.
European Space Agency

A Computer Glitch Likely Crashed A Robot On Mars

1:13An astronaut on a space treadmill.

Looks Like Our Backs Really Aren't Made For Space Travel

0:56An artist rendition of the Schiaparelli lander.
ESA / ATG Media Lab

Turns Out Landing On Mars Is Still Pretty Tricky

1:18The Schiaparelli Mars lander.
European Space Agency

The Search For Life On Mars Is Heating Up And Getting Crowded

0:49A view of Mars.

President Obama Sets His Sights On Mars

0:50Rosetta ends its mission on comet 67P.
European Space Agency

A Gentle Ending To Rosetta's 12-Year Mission

2:23Proposed colonists on Mars.

If You Want To Live On Mars, Be Prepared To Build Your Own Society

0:44A rendering of the Interplanetary Transport System approaching Mars

Elon Musk Presents Transportation Plans For Colonizing Mars

:48An animation of Mars.

Elon Musk's Plan To Colonize Mars Starts With This Rocket Engine

1:18Chinese astronauts wave before boarding their spacecraft.
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Why The US And Russia Can Share A Space Station — But China Can't

1:38Earth as seen from more than 40,000 miles away by NASA's Messenger spacecraft

How Will Mars Crews Cope With Watching Earth Fade Into The Distance?

0:52A Mars landscape is seen in a picture taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit January 8, 2003.
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Congress Could Make A Manned Mission To Mars Mandatory

1:03An artist's illustration of the Tiangong-1 space station.
Chinese Manned Space Engineering Office

Chinese Officials Aren't Sure Where Their Falling Spacecraft Will Land

1:15The interior of SpaceX's planned crew capsule

America Could Wait Longer Than Expected For Next Manned Spaceflight

1:08NASA astronaut Jeff Williams.

NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams Is Home After Breaking Spaceflight Record

:49Photos from the camera on the Rosetta spacecraft show where the Philae lander landed on comet 67P.
European Space Agency

After Months Of Silence, Scientists Finally Find The Philae Lander

1:01A photo of Jupiter's north pole

Photos Of Jupiter's North Pole Give A Glimpse Of What's To Come

0:59Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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Facebook's Internet Plans Blow Up With A SpaceX Rocket

1:08Voyager I

A Lot Of Our Space Knowledge Comes From A Bunch Of Antiques

1:34Alpha Centauri, one of our closest stellar neighbors.
ESO / Digitized Sky Survey 2 / Davide De Martin

The First Star-Visiting Probe Will Need Some Ambitious Engineering

1:22The International Space Station as seen from the space shuttle Atlantis

FOR SALE: Gently Used Space Station

1:09An artist's concept shows a SpaceX Crew Dragon docking with the International Space Station.

SpaceX And Boeing Are Officially Setting Up Shop On The ISS

1:15A depiction of SpaceX's proposed Red Dragon capsule, which will attempt a landing on Mars

Commercial Space Companies Have Big Plans For The Future

1:00A piece of equipment for mining the moon
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One Small Step For Science, One Giant Leap For Commercial Space Travel

1:09An artist's rendering of the Orion spacecraft.

NASA's Mars Mission Might Be In Trouble