Hundreds of thousands gathered to watch as Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off into space today, marking the final flight for the NASA program. With flames bursting from underneath its belly, Atlantis rocketed upwards for the final time, thirty years after its NASA first sent a shuttle into space. Seven million pounds of thrust carried the shuttle into orbit.The crew consisted of Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim. For one day, at...Read Full Story
Today was supposed to be the day that eager space buffs could snap up tickets for the final Space Shuttle Atlantis launch. Only, it seems that something has gone wrong. The Space Shuttle Atlantis. (Getty Images) The website set up for ticket sales seems to be down for the moment. When it is up, there's been a message reading: "KennedySpaceCenter.com has been experiencing technical difficulties. STS-132 launch tickets will go on sale early next week. Please check back for a new on-sale date...Read Full Story
Today astronaut Timothy Creamer posted a short message on the micro-blogging site Twitter from the International Space Station. It was the first live tweet from space. Tim Creamer, whose Twitter handle is Astro_TJ, wrote: “Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station — the 1st live tweet from Space! :) More soon, send your ?s.”Astronaut Mike Massimino, using his Twitter handle Astro_Mike, is credited with the first 'tweet from space'. However, his tweets...Read Full Story
Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, is apparently getting pretty pissed off by all the conspiracists who believe the moon landings were faked.Watch this video of the 79-year-old punch a guy out after being called a "coward, liar and a thief."Read Full Story
In this photo provided by NASA the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft is transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on October 10, 2008 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA/Getty Images Europe)With the global economy spiraling towards disaster, it's nice to know that some people can still afford escapist vacations, isn't it? American video game developer Richard Garriott, whose father was an astronaut, will be launched into space as a "Spaceflight Participant...Read Full Story
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