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November 28, 2014
Five holiday gifts for the space history buff

The countdown is on to the holidays! If you have a space exploration enthusiast in your life, your mission now is to find gifts that are sure to launch some holiday cheer. To help, collectSPACE.com presents five out-of-this-world gift ideas.


November 25, 2014
Space station's 3D printer makes first part

As its name implies, the International Space Station was assembled from parts that were produced around the world. For the first time in its history however, the orbiting laboratory has gained a part like no other. It was made in space.


November 25, 2014
By the letters EFT: Sesame Street counts down to NASA Orion launch

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to... Mars? Elmo, Cookie Monster and the other muppets from "Sesame Street" have joined forces with NASA to count down to the first launch of the Orion spacecraft.


November 24, 2014
90000 'Beam Me to Mars' messages mark 50 years of Red Planet exploration

Fifty years after the launch of the first probe to fly by Mars, almost 90,000 messages are being beamed to the Red Planet to mark the Mariner 4 mission anniversary and celebrate the continued exploration of Mars.


November 23, 2014
Soyuz TMA-15M launches international air force crew to space station

Following the flight path symbolized on their spacesuits' mission patch, three crewmates for the International Space Station launched for a five and a half month stay on board the orbiting outpost.


November 21, 2014
Disney's 'Frozen' snowman to 'let it go' as zero-g doll on space station ship

Do you want to launch a snowman? That is perhaps the question and paraphrased song line that Anton Shkaplerov's daughter may have asked her cosmonaut father about the Disney "Frozen" Olaf doll she suggested he fly to the space station.


November 20, 2014
Parking space: Gemini spacecraft lands at auction, escapes parking ticket

A metal mockup of a Gemini space capsule used by NASA for ground tests is set to sell at auction for more than $20,000 — parking fees not included. The 9.5-foot-tall (3-meter) spacecraft narrowly avoided a parking ticket on its way to the sale.


November 17, 2014
Historic comet landing lands on Royal Mail postmark

The first spacecraft to land on a comet has earned a stamp of approval in the UK. Mail delivered in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have been stamped with a postmark celebrating the historic landing by the European Space Agency's Philae probe.


November 14, 2014
Philae falls silent: European comet lander goes to sleep as its power runs out

"I am feeling a bit tired, did you get all my data? I might take a nap." And with that, the European Space Agency's Philae probe, the first craft in history to land on a comet, went to sleep.


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November 25, 2014
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November 1, 2014
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October 30, 2014
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October 20, 2014
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October 19, 2014
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October 13, 2014
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