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Space on Screen launches with documentary on Earthrise photo

Movies aren’t reality. Fantastic realities, like traveling in space, still have their own mundane times and banalities that are only remarkable because they are done outside the confines of Earth’s atmosphere. Seeing space on the silver screen, though, can be evocative, inspiring and emotional. There’s nothing like experiencing the tension of the Apollo 13 mission […]

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ZARYA: ISS gets its start

It might be hard to believe that the roughly 357-foot International Space Station (ISS) began with a 41.2 foot module that was sent into space in 1998. Its name? Zarya, which translates to “Sunrise” in English. It seems fitting then, that the first module of the ISS to be launched was an international effort. Although […]

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OSIRIS-REx met its asteroid

Asteroid missions are all the rage in space right now. There are currently two spacecraft getting cozy with asteroids and sending us photos to prove it. JAXA is operating the Hayabusa2 mission, while NASA’s OSIRIS-REx just moved into orbit with the asteroid Bennu on Monday. In 2016, NASA launched an ambitious mission to study our […]

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Image of the Week: A Soyuz Launch

A picture’s worth a thousand words, but they can also leave you speechless. Every so often, a picture can capture something so unique, you’ve never seen anything quite like it. That’s certainly the case for ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who captured some very moving images of the successful Soyuz launch Monday. Gerst’s photos from ISS […]

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