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  • Pope Says Astronauts See Earth ‘From the Eyes of God’

    October 27, 2017 6:26 PM 14

    It was not just another day of circling the heavens for the astronauts. They had a 20-minute video call with the heavenly father. Pope Francis, in his first-ever conversation with the six-person crew aboard the International Space Station, reflected with them on their view of the world, which is from 250 miles up. “What gives me the greatest joy, everyday

  • Watch live: NASA streams second of three October spacewalks from ISS

    October 10, 2017 9:52 AM 16

    Oct. 9 (UPI) -- NASA TV is streaming the second of three October spacewalks on Tuesday morning. Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. EDT, but the spacewalk won't commence until 8:05 a.m. Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA, who led last week's spacewalk -- the first of three -- will once again be joined by Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei, also of NASA. For Bresnik

  • Nearly 400 new species discovered in Amazon

    August 31, 2017 1:27 AM 25

    Researchers have found 381 new species in the Amazon rainforest, the World Wildlife Fund announced Wednesday, warning that the discoveries were all in areas threatened by human activity. Undated handout picture taken at an undisclosed location released by WWF Brazil on August 30, 2017 showing specimen of the new species of dolphin Inia araguaiaensis

  • NASA’s Dream Chaser will ‘land and take off like a regular plane’

    August 24, 2017 9:59 AM 32

    A new class of spaceplanes will one day ferry astronauts into space. NASA believes the Dream Chaser is the first step in achieving that goal. Since the retirement of NASA’s Space Shuttles, astronauts and various items get sent into space by strapping them onto rockets, like SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft. Ultimately, the goal is to develop a reusable spacecraft

  • Solar eclipse 2017: The pictures you have to see

    August 22, 2017 10:56 AM 43

    Americans gazed upwards in their millions on Monday, as a total eclipse swept the country. It was the first such eclipse to go from the west to east coasts of the US in 100 years. From schoolchildren in Missouri to mounted patrol officers in Idaho, the nation was transfixed by the sight of the moon drifting in front of the sun, and blocking its light

  • Total solar eclipse mesmerizes America

    August 21, 2017 11:44 PM 29

    CHARLESTON, USA – Emotional sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday, August 21, as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. Millions of eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers alike converged in cities along the path of totality, a 70-mile

  • Traveling to see the total solar eclipse

    August 21, 2017 8:27 PM 20

    Katia Hetter, CNN • Published 21st August 2017 Three minutes before darkness fell in the middle of a hot South Carolina afternoon, Angela Picot and her sisters noticed that the crickets had started chirping. At 2:40 p.m. ET, one minute before the sun was completely blocked by the moon, the streetlights at the South Carolina State Capitol complex turned

  • Moon blots the sun out of the sky in historic US eclipse

    August 21, 2017 5:54 PM 14

    The moon covers the sun during a total eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, near Redmond, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century

  • Americans stake out prime viewing spots to see sun go dark

    August 21, 2017 12:53 PM 27

    Ashley Ann Sander hawks solar eclipse glasses on the side of the road to tourists approaching town for $10 a pair Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, near Clayton, Georgia, a city in the path of totality in North Georgia. (Photo by CURTIS COMPTON / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots

  • NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

    August 18, 2017 1:34 PM 16

    MIAMI, USA – NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth. The $408 million Boeing-made Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M) soared into space atop an Atlas V rocket that launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:29 am (1229 GMT). The satellite