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Pope Francis Talks To Space Station Crew

Pope Francis and Expedition 53 Crew Exchange Thoughts About Humanity's Deepest and Oldest Questions

After receiving a record-breaking number of applications to join an exciting future of space exploration, NASA has selected its largest astronaut class since 2000.

My John Glenn Story

Although I met him more than once in my 30 years in Washington, my association with John Glenn was one of a degree of separation - I knew many people who knew him well.

John Glenn Has Left The Planet

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn:

An international team of six astronauts from China, Japan, USA, Spain and Russia will descend into the caves of Sardinia, Italy, to explore the depths and train for life in outer space.

More than 18,300 people applied to join NASA's 2017 astronaut class, almost three times the number of applications received in 2012 for the most recent astronaut class, and far surpassing the previous record of 8,000 in 1978.

In anticipation of returning human spaceflight launches to American soil, and in preparation for the agency's journey to Mars, NASA announced it will soon begin accepting applications for the next class of astronaut candidates.

While on orbit, astronauts write in their personal journals at least three times per week.

"Suit Up," is narrated by actor and fan of space exploration Jon Cryer. Cryer recently traveled to Star City, NASA Headquarters and the Johnson Space Center to film an upcoming Travel Channel documentary series.

Space is Dangerous - Be Prepared

Despite their years of training, endless simulations of space flights, and intense study of past flights "we don't know for sure how things are going to work out," said former NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson, a veteran of four shuttle flights and one stint on the International Space Station said at the AIAA SPACE 2014 Forum in San Diego.

At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA officials and Apollo astronauts tour the refurbished Operations and Checkout Building, newly named for Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon.

The UK Space Agency has launched an exciting competition for school children between the ages of 7 and 14 to design a British-inspired, balanced and exciting meal for British ESA astronaut Tim Peake to eat during his 6 month mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Suit up for Skinsuit

The Space Medicine Office of ESA's European Astronaut Centre is managing a project that could help astronauts overcome back problems in space, simply by wearing a high-tech tight-fitting 'skinsuit'.

Apollo 11 Under the Sea

ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy and ESA astronaut instructor Hervé Stevenin slipped into the roles of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin last week for an underwater simulation of the historic mission to the Moon.

Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that it has delivered a completed Space Suit Simulator (S3) to NASA following the successful completion of a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research effort.

Celebrating Sally Ride

NASA, Sally Ride Science and Google in Education celebrated role model and space pioneer Sally Ride during a Google+ Hangout. The event on July 23 marked one year since Sally Ride's passing. Ride impacted millions as the first female American astronaut in space and as an advocate of STEM education.

How do Astronauts stay in shape for long-duration missions in a weightless environment? Learn this and how elite athletes staying fit in a special Google+ Hangout Wednesday, July 17.

The Newseum hosted NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn for a Q&A event with children while Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency venture outside the International Space Station for a six and a half hour space walk to prepare for the new Russian Nauka module.

Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin

Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Expedition 36 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as work continues on the International Space Station.

NASA has selected its newest explorers! After an extensive year-and-a-half search, eight candidates have been selected to be NASA's newest astronaut trainees to help the agency push the boundaries of exploration and travel to new destinations in our solar system.

After an extensive year-and-a-half search, NASA has a new group of potential astronauts who will help the agency push the boundaries of exploration and travel to new destinations in the solar system, including an asteroid and Mars.

PBS News Hour Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien talks with Jeffrey Brown about the legacy of astronaut Sally Ride.

NASA and President Obama are honoring the life and legacy of Sally Ride on the day a national tribute was held for the first American woman in space.

Former Apache helicopter pilot Tim Peake is to become the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station, making him the first UK astronaut in space for over 20 years.