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Life-Forms Found Living On International Space Station

It has been said that "life will always find a way," and a recent discovery by Russian space officials appears to confirm that life can certainly exist in the most hostile of environments.

Traces of plankton and other microorganisms have been found living happily aboard the International Space Station (ISS), not safely...
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Mission to Mars

US millionaire Dennis Tito, who became the first private space tourist when he paid Russia $20 million for a trip to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2001, wants to send a married couple on a round trip to Mars when planetary alignment is favorable for this 2018.

The trip will take advantage of the alignment of heavenly...
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Mysterious Noise Heard on Space Station

The two man U.S. and Russian crew of the International Space Station heard a metallic crunching noise the day before Thanksgiving, but Russian space officials and NASA say the ISS was not hit by an object from space. "All systems are intact," says NASA's Rob Navias. "All of the data from the U.S. and Russian sides shows nothing out of the...

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Underwater Space Mission

How can astronauts practice for future missions without actually traveling in space? Veteran astronauts Scott Kelly and Rex Walheim and their team will spend 5 days 63 feet underwater off the Florida Coast near Key Largo. Wearing diving gear, they swam down to the Aquarius undersea laboratory to begin the NASA Extreme Environment Mission...

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Pepsi Beats Coke into Space

Pepsi-Cola is planning a contest with the winner getting a free ride aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. The deal will cost them $35 million, including a payment to the Russians of $15 million. The rest of the money will go toward promotion, possibly including a game show of some kind. The promotion will run through 2003. The new plan comes...

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We?re in Space?What?s All That Noise!

People who listen to loud rock music may lose some of their hearing. Astronauts are worried about the same thing, because there?s such a racket inside the International Space Station (ISS), you can hardly hear yourself think.

Fans, compressors, motors, transformers and pumps create a deafening cacophony that is hazardous to the health...

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Oxygen Fails on Space Station

The crew of the International Space Station was forced to activate back-up oxygen generating equipment on Wednesday after the ISS's main supply system broke down.Russian engineers are struggling to repair the main "Elektron" oxygen supply system, which is located in the Russian Zvezda living module. The system converts water into hydrogen and...

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New Rules for Space Tourists

After almost two years of negotiations, NASA and its International Space Station partners released a new set of ground rules for the selection of non-professional visitors to the orbiting outpost. The rules emphasize what kind of conduct is unbecoming enough to bar visiting researchers or millionaire tourists from making round trips to the...

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