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Chris Hadfield holding first public talk on Thursday after returning from ISS

Chris Hadfield holding first public talk on Thursday after returning from ISS

Astronaut Chris Hadfield, as well as the rest of the Expedition 35 team, returned safely to Earth last night after spending 5 months on the International Space Station. While aboard the ISS, Hadfield tweeted many photos of Earth from his perspective and even uploaded many YouTube videos that described life on the ISS. He'll be giving his first public talk since returning to Earth on Thursday, May 16 at 10 am ET.

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NASA planning emergency spacewalk to fix ISS ammonia leak

NASA planning emergency spacewalk to fix ISS ammonia leak

After an ammonia leak was discovered on the International Space Station last night, NASA and the ISS crew are working together to come up with a fix. It's been decided that an emergency spacewalk will be conducted to inspect the leak and attempt to fix it before matters get worse. The leak is on the outside, so it isn't immediately life-threatening, but the supply will run out if the leak continues.

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NASA continues call for space junk removal with near-collision video

NASA continues call for space junk removal with near-collision video

Around the planet Earth you'll find no shortage of bits and pieces of matter - quite a bit of it metal - left there by humans in their efforts to explore space. NASA this week is bringing on the newest in a line of warnings about the danger of said space junk, this time showing a near-crash of two metal bodies, one of them being a $690 million dollar space telescope. The other, a 1.5-ton Russian reconnaissance satellite, narrowly avoided smashing the first in what would have been a very costly error.

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NASA extends contract with Russia as US-based launches get delayed

NASA extends contract with Russia as US-based launches get delayed

While NASA shut down the Space Shuttle program in 2011, they have still been sending astronauts to the International Space Station and back. However, they've been sending them to Russia in order to hop on a Soyuz rocket, but that doesn't seem to be the exact solution that NASA wants. The organizations plans to launch manned space flights in the US again, but the timing as been delayed into 2017.

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2014 Olympic torch to be carried in space

2014 Olympic torch to be carried in space

The Winter Olympics are set to begin in 2014, which means the Olympic torch will once again be carried around the world before it finally lands in the Olympic Stadium in Russia to mark the beginning of the sporting event. However, the torch will take a trip to space where it will be taken on a spacewalk for the first time ever.

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Space rock rips through ISS solar panel, gives hull a miss

Space rock rips through ISS solar panel, gives hull a miss

Space is a dangerous world. Debris is flying around everywhere, including small space rocks (read: bits of asteroid or meteoroid), which means that the International Space Station is constantly prone to getting hit by these small objects, and when you're traveling at 4.8 miles per second, even small objects can have a big impact. ISS Commander Chris Hadfield tweeted a photo of a hole in the one of the solar panels where a space rock ripped through.

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Virgin Galactic lights first rocket test in road to citizen space travel

Virgin Galactic lights first rocket test in road to citizen space travel

The folks behind Virgin Galactic - cousin of the earth-bound Virgin Airlines - have lit their first rocket motor test on a ship that may one day bring everyday citizens on joy rides to space. The craft being tested this week goes by the name SpaceShipTwo, also known as SS2, it being one of several craft eventually set to offer brief flights to what Virgin Galactic calls "the edge of space" and back.

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