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10 prominent early astronauts carrying on US space history

WASHINGTON (AP) — Early U.S. space history is fading with the death of John Glenn, the last of the Mercury 7 astronauts, and the 2012 passing of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon...
SeattlePI.com Also reported by •New Zealand HeraldSeattle Times

There’s now a NASA GIF for every feel you ever have

This week, NASA continued its spread into the social media sphere by announcing two new accounts — one on Giphy and one on Pinterest. Seeing as how I had forgotten of Pinterest’s existence, half of..
The Verge

Videos for astronauts

News video: Locals react to John Glenn's death

Locals react to John Glenn's death

Former astronaut and local planetarium reacts to John Glenn's death.
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News video: Honoring John Glenn,

Honoring John Glenn, "the last true American hero" 00:57

The first American to orbit the Earth has died. John Glenn was the last surviving member of the original Mercury astronauts. He would later have a long political career as a U.S. senator, but that..
Source: Wochit Headline News -

News video: Honoring John Glenn, "the last true American hero"

Honoring John Glenn, "the last true American hero" 00:57

The first American to orbit the Earth has died. John Glenn was the last surviving member of the original Mercury astronauts. He would later have a long political career as a U.S. senator, but that..
Source: Wochit News -

News video: John Glen Dies

John Glen Dies

John Glen Dies
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News video: John Glenn: American Icon

John Glenn: American Icon 01:19

Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died at age 95. Glenn, born in 1921, was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962.
Source: Ingraham Media Group - Affiliate -

 

Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station

A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station today, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff. The Russian rocket accident and..
DNA Also reported by •Deccan HeraldSeattlePI.com

Japan launches 'space junk' collector into orbit

Japan will launch a cargo ship today bound for the International Space Station, carrying a 'space junk' collector that was made with the help of a fishnet company. The vessel, dubbed "Kounotori"..
DNA Also reported by •IndiaTimes

'1,000 Russian athletes gained from plan to hide doping'

'1,000 russian athletes gained from plan to hide doping'
*London:* More than 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and paralympic sport were involved in or benefited from an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive doping tests, a WADA..
Mid-Day

Tom Wolfe: The Faith of John Glenn

The first American to orbit the Earth brought his religiosity to the U.S. space program—and that made many of his fellow astronauts bristle.
Wall Street Journal

Japan Sends Long Electric Whip Into Orbit, To Tame Space Junk

A cable that's as long as six football fields has been launched into orbit — and when it's deployed, it'll test an idea to knock out debris that threatens astronauts and spacecraft.
NPR

Into the unknown with John Glenn on the Discovery Channel

John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, died Thursday at 95. Glenn was part of Mercury Seven, NASA’s select group of seven astronauts to make the first journeys to space. In a tiny space..
L.A. Times

Honoring John Glenn, "the last true American hero"

John Glenn's life and career changed space exploration for decades to come. Glenn was the last member of the original Mercury astronauts and the first American to orbit the Earth. NASA Administrator..
CBS News

All ‘Original Seven’ American astronauts now dead

John Glenn’s passing on Thursday means that the first seven American astronauts chosen to lead the fledging US space program in 1959 are now dead, ending a groundbreaking chapter in American history...
Raw Story

Katherine Johnson on John Glenn: 'A good man has left Earth for the last time'

 In 1962, when John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, he relied upon computations by NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson to get him up and then back down safely. Glenn, the last of..
dailypress.com

Dad DIYs his daughter's sleep onesie into a NASA space suit

One of the best parts of being a parent is dressing your baby however you want. While his wife Emily was at work, Ben Brucker of San Francisco added a little flair to his baby's sleep suit. With..
Mashable


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