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October 28, 2017 7:27 AM Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Space—Find Out How Hard It Was

Getting lost on a spacewalk didn't bother the astronaut, but other things did. Astronaut Scott Kelly snapped a selfie with a view of Earth from the International Space Station. Kelly holds the record for the longest single spaceflight by a NASA astronaut. What does it feel like to blast off from Earth in a rocket, knowing that you will not see your family 235

October 27, 2017 7:27 PM NASA sent one identical twin brother to space for a year and studied how it changed him — here are the latest results

When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly stood up last March after spending a year in space, he was two inches taller. Kelly is part of a study NASA is conducting to assess how the human body changes as a result of space travel, using Scott Kelly and his twin brother Mark Kelly as subjects. While Scott spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station, Mark stayed 186

October 24, 2017 5:10 PM Destiny 2 review in progress: one of the most beautiful, satisfying shooters on PC

Welcome to our review in progress of Destiny 2. We've played hundreds of hours on console and visited Bungie at Activision's invitation last week to play a wide range of activities on PC. We're holding off on a final verdict until we've had a chance to test the game on our machines in a live environment, but there is already a lot to say about the game that you might 178

October 21, 2017 11:28 AM Astronauts Stage Third Spacewalk In 15 Days

Staging NASA's third spacewalk in 15 days, two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station Friday and installed a new high definition camera, replaced a degraded camera on a recently attached robot arm grapple fixture, finished lubricating the mechanism and carried out a variety of other "get-ahead" tasks. The only items the crew missed 182

October 21, 2017 4:10 AM Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack

Cape Canaveral: A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station on Friday, but had to contend with a balky jetpack and a frayed safety tether. Both jetpacks and safety ties are crucial for saving a flyaway astronaut. NASA said Joe Acaba was always securely attached to the orbiting outpost and never 183

October 20, 2017 10:27 PM Spacewalking astronauts replace blurry camera on robot arm

Spacewalking astronauts provided some necessary focus to the International Space Station's robot arm on Friday. Astronaut Joe Acaba, who once taught science at Melbourne High School in Brevard County, unbolted a blurry camera from a new robotic hand installed two weeks ago. He then popped in a spare, which flight controllers quickly tested from Houston 195

October 19, 2017 2:48 PM Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. Lego versions of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Hubble Space telescope can be put together 176

October 19, 2017 8:25 AM Scientists Discover Cave On Moon Big Enough To House Astronauts

The cavern is believed to be a lava tube created by volcanic activity about 3.5 billion years ago. Tokyo: Scientists at Japan's space agency have discovered a huge moon cave that could one day house a base that would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation and wild temperature swings, officials said Thursday. Data taken from Japan's SELENE lunar 171

October 14, 2017 11:31 PM Here Is a Pretty Excellent Video of a Fidget Spinner Spinning in Space

Look: If we’re being honest, fidget spinners are pretty played out at this point. Or at least they are ... on Earth. It turns out that fidget spinners remain extremely cool if you have access to a massive spacecraft and a low-gravity environment. NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, who is stationed on the International Space Station, recently took some time to demonstrate 161

October 14, 2017 9:54 PM It’s official—fidget spinners are a million times more fun in space

Just when you thought the fidget spinner craze was over, astronauts in the International Space Station have reminded the internet that we still haven’t brought the viral “stress-reducing” toys into the final frontier. On Friday, NASA astronaut Randolph J. Bresnik shared a video of the crew playing with one NASA-branded spinner in space, writing on Twitter 394