Astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station had to do their best to stay calm Tuesday afternoon when they first detected smoke in the confined space outpost.
The "joystick" assembly from the fourth manned US lunar landing was bought at a whopping $610,063 in an online auction. This sets an apparent new record for the most ever paid for a space-travel antique collectable.
NASA astronauts Stan Love and Steve Bowen went underwater May 9 to test tools that will be used for a planned asteroid capture mission in the 2020s.
Experts gathered May 9 at a US House of Representatives hearing called "Space Traffic Management: How to Prevent a Real Life Gravity," warning others of the imminent dangers space debris poses to space travelers and satellite operation if rules aren't established to control these whizzing pieces of metal.
Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station began what is planned to be more than a six hour spacewalk at 8:02 EDT on Tuesday in order to prepare the orbiting lab for a new Russian module as well as perform additional installations on the station's back bone.
Two astronauts on board of the International Space Station started a daring spacewalk to clear space for a Russian space module to be installed later this year.