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Video: Reid’s “awesome” ride in Soyuz

November 10, 2014

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman speaks soon after his return to Earth after 165 days living aboard the International Space Station, describing his landing inside the Russian Soyuz capsule.

Weather delays Orion move to pad

November 10, 2014

Bad weather has delayed by 24 hours NASA’s next-generation Orion capsule from rolling out to the launch pad for its flight test next month.

Soyuz lands in Kazakhstan with station crew

November 10, 2014

A veteran cosmonaut, a German volcanologist and a Navy test pilot-turned-astronaut undocked from the International Space Station and returned to Earth, descending through low clouds to a jarring touchdown on the frigid steppe of Kazakhstan to close out a 165-day stay in orbit.

Orbital looking for Cygnus launch slots next year

November 9, 2014

Facing pressure to find a ride into space for its commercial Cygnus cargo craft in the wake of a catastrophic rocket failure, Orbital Sciences Corp. says it has found openings in the mission manifests of the world’s busiest launch operators to accommodate resupply flights to the International Space Station next year.

Video: Orion EFT 1 animation

November 8, 2014

Mike Sarafin, NASA’s lead Orion flight director, narrates animation depicting the Exploration Flight Test 1 from liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

Video: Preview of Orion’s recovery

November 7, 2014

Jeremy Graeber, Orion recovery director, details how the NASA-Navy team will handle the Exploration Flight Test No. 1 after it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean.

Comet’s brush with Mars more dramatic than expected

November 7, 2014

Comet Siding Spring’s close flyby of Mars last month dumped several tons of primordial dust into the thin martian atmosphere, likely creating a brief but spectacular meteor shower with thousands of shooting stars had any astronauts been there to see it, scientists said.

Crescent Saturn and Titan seen by Cassini

November 7, 2014

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft — in its 11th year orbiting Saturn — has spotted the gas giant and its haze-covered moon Titan suspended in the blackness of space like diamonds in the rough.

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