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50 years ago, second U.S. manned orbital flight (photos)

On May 24, 1962, Scott Carpenter flew the second American manned orbital flight when he piloted the Aurora 7 through three orbits of the Earth on a mission which lasted less than 5 hours.

15 Images By May. 24, 2012

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Virgin Galactic unveils sub-orbital spacecraft (photos)

Virgin Galactic unveils SpaceShipTwo, the world's first commercial manned spaceship, in Mojave, Calif.

6 Images By Dec. 7, 2009

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Sbarra Orbital Hybrid has no hubs, but good vibrations

One of the maddest things we've seen at the Geneva Motor Show surely has to be the Orbital Hybrid. This carbikerollerskate from hell easily wins our 'crazier than purple bat poo' award

8 Images By Mar. 4, 2009

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Wallops Flight Facility, NASA's hidden launch shop

Road Trip 2010: On the Atlantic coast of Virginia, the space agency uses a 6,000-acre facility to build and launch rockets and design high-altitude scientific balloons big enough to hold a sports stadium.

By Jun. 25, 2010

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NASA plans three spacewalks for crucial repairs on space station

After a faulty pump for the space station's cooling system goes on the fritz, astronauts must venture outside the station to replace the machine.

By Dec. 17, 2013

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Space lettuce! Astronauts to grow greens on space station

Fresh salads may soon be on the menu for astronauts aboard the International Space Station as they try out a new zero-gravity greenhouse.

By Apr. 15, 2014

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North Korea names space agency 'NADA,' mimics NASA logo

North Korea's newly named space agency sports the unfortunate acronym "NADA" and features a familiar-looking logo.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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Orbital's Antares rocket makes successful test flight

The Antares launched smoothly from Virginia's Wallops Flight Facility and released a simulated cargo ship. It's slated to follow SpaceX's Falcon 9 as a commercial ISS resupply craft.

By Apr. 21, 2013