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I Can See Your House From Here [LIVE STREAM]

Stream live video of Earth for viewing online

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Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Sings David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” On His Last Day Aboard the International Space Station

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Might as well end the adventure on a high note!

 

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NASA to Pay an Absolutely Ridiculous $70 Million Per Seat to Fly to the International Space Station

Hitching a ride usually only costs some gas and toll money.

But you’ll have to dig really deep into your pockets for a ride into orbit.

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Check Out What Happens When You Cry in Outer Space [VIDEO]

Have you ever wondered what happens when you cry in space?  Me neither . . . but a Canadian astronaut on the International Space Station posted a video where he simulates it by pouring a little bit of water into his eye.

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Space Station Crew Members Oleg Novitskiy, Kevin Ford and Evgeny Tarelkin Will Return to Earth Late Tonight (NASA/Bill Ingalls/Getty)
Space Station Crew Members Oleg Novitskiy, Kevin Ford and Evgeny Tarelkin Will Return to Earth Late Tonight (NASA/Bill Ingalls/Getty)
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Space Station Crew’s Return to Earth Delayed by ‘Horrible’ Weather [UPDATE]

Have you ever dreamed of going to space?

Three crew members who have been orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station since October of last year are returning to their home planet.

Their landing on the frigid steppes of Kazakhstan in Central Asia has now been pushed back to Friday, March 15, due to 'horrible' weather near the touch down area.

NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin had been aboard the International Space Station for 141 days and will now spend an extra day orbiting Earth inside a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

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High Park Fire Seen From Space Station (NASA/Getty)
High Park Fire Seen From Space Station (NASA/Getty)
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Space Station Crew Snaps Photos of Western Wildfires

Have you seen how big the western wildfires look from space?

NASA recently released photos of some of the fires burning in the western United States and they really put into perspective just how large some of them are.

The wetter weather this last

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Russian Spacecraft Lands in Kazakhstan 2011 (Bill Ingalss/NASA Getty)
Russian Spacecraft Lands in Kazakhstan 2011 (Bill Ingalss/NASA Getty)
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Russian Capsule Brings Three Crew Members Back to Earth

A Russian space capsule carrying a three-man multinational crew landed safely Sunday, July 1, on the southern steppes of Kazakhstan ending their 191-day mission to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz capsule performed a perfect upright textbook landing and Russian space officials quickly surrounded the space craft and erected ladders to begin pulling the crew members out.

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule on Falcon 9 rocket (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
SpaceX Dragon Capsule on Falcon 9 rocket (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Splashes Down in the Pacific Ocean

Do you remember the Apollo missions?

Walter Cronkite hosting the coverage on CBS TV, they'd spot the orange and white parachutes carrying the space capsule floating to a spashdown in the ocean and they would hoist the ship on to the awaiting ship.

Reminiscant of those Apollo missions, the history-making gumdrop-shaped SpaceX Dragon capsule left the International Space Station and returned to Earth floating under three orange and white parachutes to a splash down in the Pacific Ocean at 9:42 MDT this morning, May 31.

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SpaceX Rocket Carrying Dragon Capsule On Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
SpaceX Rocket Carrying Dragon Capsule On Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
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Dragon Capsule Makes History Docking With Space Station

History was made above us in space early this morning, May 25.

The first non-governmental space vehicle, the SpaceX Dragon capsule, completed berthing with the International Space Station just after 10 a.m. (MDT).

Dragon's hatch is scheduled to be opened early Saturday morning, May 26. The station's six astronauts will unload about 1,000 pounds of cargo, including food, clothes, batteries and a laptop, plus 15 student-designed experiments.

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International Space Station 2011 (NASA/Getty)
International Space Station 2011 (NASA/Getty)
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Look Up In The Sky, It’s The International Space Station!

Have you ever watched the International Space Station pass by in the night sky?

It is the largest man-made object in orbit and can be seen from Earth as it travels at an altitude of about 240 miles.

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SpaceX Rocket Falcon 9 (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
SpaceX Rocket Falcon 9 (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
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SpaceX Rocket Launch to Space Station Aborted Early Saturday Morning [UPDATE]

Will you be watching the historic launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket?

For the first time in history a private company, Space Exploration Technologies or SpaceX, will fly a NASA mission to the International Space Station.

The unmanned Dragon spacecraft will deliver much-needed supplies to the orbiting outpost.

The launch was scheduled for 2:55 a.m. (MDT) but take off was aborted just after ignition, they are expected to try again in three days during the next launch window. Coverage is being provided by NASA's website.

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Time-lapse Footage of Earth, Seen from Space [VIDEO]

It's rare that I watch something and at the end of it play it again and again!  This is one of those videos...completely and totally AWESOME!!  Enjoy

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