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Secrets of the Space Shuttle Toilet

June 28, 2018

Traveling to space is serious business, and astronauts still have to do their business while they’re miles above the Earth. When astronauts aboard the... more >

How to Survive in Space, According to Yuri Gagarin

March 21, 2018

In the early days of space exploration, cosmonauts and engineers had to plan and prepare for the unknown dangers of space flight. But what did it... more >

Top Ten Quotes From Yuri Gagarin's Biography

March 9, 2018

On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to go to space. His achievement paved the way for future space flights both in... more >

Go Inside a NASA Shuttle Trainer

March 1, 2018

From historical figures like Buzz Aldrin and Sally Ride, to their fictitious counterparts, the media has cultivated a romantic image of heroic... more >

What You Should Know About Space Law

February 7, 2018

Aerospace companies like Blue Origin, SpaceX, and satellite communications ventures before them, have been paving the way for a new generation of... more >

Debunking NASA Space Spin-off Myths

February 6, 2018

NASA is known for historic technological achievements, so it’s no surprise that some believe the agency invented some of the items made famous in its... more >

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