Geschichte | History

The solar eclipse of March 20, 2015, as captured from aboard the International Space Station by astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. Check out her series of 21 photos of that eclipse.

How ISS astronauts saw the eclipse

„The International Space Station passed 3 times on Monday through the moon’s penumbral shadow. Images of the moon’s shadow on Earth, seen from space, acquired by ISS astronauts. Did the International Space Station (ISS) see a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017? No. According to NASA’s EclipseScience, during this eclipse, ISS passed through the […]

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Deutsche Astronautin für die Internationale Raumstation

„Deutschland auf der Suche nach der Astronautin von Morgen: Die Internationale Raumstation (ISS), der Mond, der Mars – Nicola Baumann hat viele Ideen, wohin ihre nächste Reise gehen könnte. Eine davon könnte in einigen Jahren wahr werden. Für die Deutsche ist die ISS rund 400 Kilometer über der Erde nur noch wenige Schritte entfernt. Zur […]

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Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight, floats in space during America's first spacewalk on June 3, 1965 © NASA

A Visual History of Spacewalks

„Fifty years ago, on June 3, 1965, Ed White performed America’s first spacewalk—giving the country a much-needed space boost and a well-loved space hero. The half-century of extravehicular activity (EVA) that has followed is the legacy of White and the other early pioneers. Here is a look at some of the high points. March 18, […]

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Peggy Whitson nears, but downplays, space record

Article on – written by William Harwood „Astronaut Peggy Whitson, making her third flight aboard the International Space Station and her second as commander, already is the world’s most experienced female spacewalker. In a few days, she will become NASA’s most experienced astronaut with more than 534 days aloft. In an interview Wednesday with […]

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Dr Jeanette J. Epps

Dr Jeanette J. Epps On Spending Six Months in Space

My Story: Dr Jeanette J. Epps on spending six months in Space She has a PHD in Aerospace Engineering, worked for the CIA in Iraq and once lived 50ft underwater. But in 2018, NASA’s Dr Jeanette J. Epps, 46, will undergo her most ambitious mission yet… „Being an astronaut is one of those jobs where […]

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The last man to walk on the moon

Remembering Apollo 17’s Gene Cernan – the last man to walk on the moon By Elizabeth Howell, Seeker – „Gene Cernan, the last human to walk on the moon, died last week at age 82. The naval aviator joined NASA in 1963 and remained with the agency for over a decade, flying three times in space. […]

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