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White Lies astronaut cover wins Best Art Vinyl Award for 2013

London - An oil painting of an astronaut featured on the cover of White Lies' album "Big TV" has won an award for 2013's best album artwork.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Remembering a legendary astronaut — Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter, a prominent space pioneer and the second American to orbit Earth, passed away Thursday at the age of 88 after having suffered complications following a recent stroke.
In the Media by Saunon Malek

Perfect NASA job: $18,000 for doing nothing during 70 days

Houston - It seems the ideal job for "couch potatoes". NASA announced this week that is looking for people who can lay down doing nothing for 70 days as part of a study that will test the physical conditions that astronauts encounter while traveling in space.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments

Review: Gravity's survival story will leave you breathless Special

Toronto - "I got a bad feeling about this mission," says George Clooney's astronaut character in one of the more foreboding lines in the upcoming film Gravity. Thanks to skilled direction and awe-inspiring visuals, this lost-in-space story surpasses expectations.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment

NASA designates panel for failed spacewalk investigation

London - The latest spacewalk for ISS maintenance is forced to end quickly after astronaut almost drowns to death due to excessive water formed inside his helmet.
In the Media by Eduardo Arrufat

Hamburger flies into space

Five students from Harvard sent a hamburger into space in what they call "Operation Skyfall". A camera attached filmed its space mission.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Radiation risk from Mars could pose a problem for astronauts

An instrument aboard the spaceship that carried Curiosity to Mars has found that deep space travelers would face worrying levels of radiation.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Latest astronaut trio returns home from the ISS (video)

After a delay of 1 day due to bad weather, a Soyuz capsule has now safely landed in northeast Kazakhstan, bringing home 2 Russian cosmonauts and 1 American astronaut from their 5 month stint on the ISS. The next trip is planned to arrive in record time.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Interview with Canada's first astronaut Marc Garneau Special

Ottawa - Dr. Marc Garneau stepped into history as Canada's first astronaut. In 2013 he entered the race for leader of Canada's Liberal Party in an ultimate quest to serve as chief executive: The Prime Minister of Canada.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Mccallum - 3 comments

NASA Astronaut competes in triathlon, while still aboard ISS

NASA Astronaut Sunita “Suni” Williams competed in the Malibu triathlon while still being on board and commanding the International Space Station, becoming the first person to complete a "spaceathlon".
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments
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