News tagged with space flight

The zero gravity coffee cup

High above our planet in the realm of satellites and space stations, the familiar rules of Earth do not apply. The midday sky is as black as night. There is no up and no down. Dropped objects do not fall, ...

Jul 15, 2013
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Where do astronauts go when they need 'to go?'

Alan Shepard became the first American to fly in space on May 5, 1961. Although NASA engineers had put considerable planning into his mission, dubbed Freedom 7, noticeably missing from this extensive preparation was a way ...

Jul 10, 2013
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