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March 25, 2015
To boulder go: NASA picks to retrieve rock off asteroid for redirect mission

NASA will grab a boulder rather than bag an asteroid for astronauts to then explore near the moon, officials announced. The Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) will launch a robotic probe in 2020 to test capabilities needed for future crewed missions into deep space.

March 24, 2015
The surprisingly-dramatic, record-setting story behind Scott Kelly's space patches

Scott Kelly's name tags were intended to be on the space station by now. The two blue and gold badges were among the items that NASA had arranged to send to the orbiting outpost ahead of Kelly launching on a year-long expedition.

March 23, 2015
Gemini 3 and the first (contraband) corned beef sandwich in space 50 years ago

Just about two hours into Gemini 3, NASA's first two-man spaceflight 50 years ago, John Young reached into his spacesuit's pocket and pulled out a surprise. "Where did that come from?" replied Gus Grissom, Gemini 3 commander.

March 19, 2015
Omega's new Snoopy Speedmaster watch marks 45 years since Apollo 13

What do actor Ed Harris, comic strip beagle Snoopy, astronaut Jack Swigert, and James Bond have in common? A new chronograph celebrating the "successful failure" of Apollo 13 45 years ago.

March 18, 2015
EVA at 50: Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov took first spacewalk 50 years ago

It lasted just 12 minutes and 9 seconds, but the first spacewalk — 50 years ago — took the first steps towards shaping the future of space exploration. Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first person to leave his craft and float in the vacuum of space.

March 16, 2015
Now playing: 'Journey to Space' launches into giant-screen theaters

A new documentary is launching audiences on a "Journey to Space." Narrated by actor Patrick Stewart, the giant-screen 3D film is showcasing NASA's future spaceflight plans at visitor centers and space museums, with more venues to be added throughout 2015.

March 13, 2015
Fan's Lego International Space Station on mission for 10,000 votes

It took 200 astronauts 13 years to complete the International Space Station (ISS). Now, 4,500 people may be able to do the same in less than 50 days — sort of. A fan-designed LEGO version of the station has passed the halfway mark to being reviewed for sale.

March 11, 2015
Soyuz TMA-14M returns trio to Earth after 167 days on space station

A U.S. astronaut and two cosmonauts from Russia returned to Earth on March 11, after spending 167 days aboard the International Space Station. Expedition 42 crewmembers Barry Wilmore, Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova landed on Soyuz TMA-14M.

March 11, 2015
World's largest solid rocket booster fired in ground test for NASA

The world's largest solid rocket motor roared to life in Utah, but rather than lifting off the ground, the booster, laying on its side, was restrained in place as data was collected to qualify it for NASA's Space Launch System.

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March 24, 2015
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March 15, 2015
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March 10, 2015
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Isle of Man space tourism blow as capsule departs island
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March 1, 2015
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Space memorabilia enthusiasts flock to Titusville museum
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February 27, 2015
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Chris Hadfield's flight suit found in Toronto thrift store
A flight suit once worn by astronaut Chris Hadfield is apparently now the property of a Toronto doctor who found it in — of all places — a local thrift store.