Watch it live, 5:30am ET: Cygnus Supply Craft Rendezvous With Space Station

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“A new shipment of science, spacewalk gear and crew supplies is on its way to the International Space Station,” NASA says. Astronauts on the International Space Station will grapple an arriving Cygnus supply spacecraft this morning, with coverage starting at 5:30 a.m. EDT (0930 GMT).

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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly safely returns to Earth after year-long mission in space

NASA astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko enjoy the cold fresh air back on Earth after their historic 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA reports that astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko have returned to Earth Tuesday night, after a historic 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station. The space travelers touched down in Kazakhstan at 11:26 p.m. EST (10:26 a.m. March 2 Kazakhstan time).

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Astronaut/musician Chris Hadfield's album recorded in space

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Chris Hadfield, astronaut, author, and musician, will release the first album partially recorded in space. Read the rest

Greens grown in space are now on Space Station astronaut menu

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Crew members on Expedition 44, including NASA's one-year astronaut Scott Kelly, harvested some "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce Monday, Aug. 10, from the Veggie plant growth system on the nation’s orbiting laboratory.

Watching a sphere of water bubble in space in 4K resolution: Yup, pretty cool

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The reaction of putting an effervescent antacid tablet into water was filmed with the Red Epic Dragon Camera, on board the ISS.

ISS crew forced to take shelter from hazardous space junk. Again.

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All ISS systems continued to operate normally while the Russian cosmonauts and NASA astronaut sheltered.

Epic photo of the International Space Station passing in front of the moon

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A stunning capture of the ISS in front of Earth's moon, by Dylan O'Donnell.

Space in ultra-high def: NASA releases 4K video from International Space Station

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An unprecedented look at what it's like to live and work aboard the ISS.

Breathtaking aurora snapshot from the Space Station

Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweets from the International Space Station: "Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this. 10 minutes ago on the #ISS #aurora." Another shot below. Read the rest

What happens when you wring out a washcloth in space?

For hand towels, astronauts get those little vacuum-packed pucks that you kind of have to unravel into a towel. But what happens when you actually put the towels to use?

Two Nova Scotia high school students, Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner, submitted this experiment to Canadian Space Agency and got to see astronaut Chris Hadfield actually test it out on the ISS. The results are seriously extraordinary and you need to see them.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's otherworldly Earth landscapes, from space

"Venezuelan valley framed by misty clouds - mysterious, beautiful and surreal."—Chris Hadfield

As I've blogged before, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield is currently living in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as Flight Engineer on Expedition 34 and he has been tweeting absolutely stunning photographs of Earth. Follow him on Twitter, for daily photo updates. Hadfield has captured some of the devastating floods hitting Australia this week, in images like the one below. Read the rest

Unloading supplies onto the International Space Station

As Matt Lynley put it, "Meanwhile, in space ..." Read the rest

Fantastic tour of the International Space Station

Space Station Commander Sunny Williams takes you on an in-depth tour of humankind's home away from home in space.

The effects of space travel on the human body (past and present)

A 1956 video about the then-still-theoretical physiology of space travel ... with a special appearance by Chuck Yeager!

Sandy, as viewed from the International Space Station (pics)

Said one astronaut on the ISS just now, during the video transmission I screengrabbed these stills from: "We just flew over the big storm down there, hope everyone's doing okay." Source: NASA TV.

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SpaceX Dragon spacecraft successfully attaches to ISS

For the second time in 2012, a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has connected with the International Space Station. ISS expedition 33 crew members Akihiko Hoshide and Sunita Williams grappled Dragon and attached it to the station, completing a critical stage of the SpaceX CRS-1 cargo resupply mission. Read the rest

Tomorrow: Student-designed experiments take flight on the International Space Station

The YouTube Space Lab competition gave teenagers around the world a chance to design a science experiment for the International Space Station. Tomorrow morning, starting at 9:30 Central, you can watch live while astronaut Sunita Williams conducts the two winning experiments, and see Bill Nye interview the experiments' creators—Amr Mohamed from Alexandria, Egypt; and Dorothy Chen and Sara Ma, from Troy, Michigan. Read the rest

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