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Long space missions may damage astronauts' eyes, brains: study

Some of the effects are reversible, but some seem to translate into permanent changes in astronauts' eyesight, according to NASA officials.

Massive solar flares trigger biggest solar storm in years (VIDEO)

"It's hitting us right in the nose," said Joe Kunches, a scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

NASA IG: Codes used to operate International Space Station were stolen

"The March 2011 theft of an unencrypted NASA notebook computer resulted in the loss of the algorithms used to command and control the International Space Station," NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin said.

Virgin Galactic to launch test flight by the end of the year

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has already performed 16 unpowered flight tests, yet the company hopes that it will test the ship with rocket power by the end of 2012.

Jupiter, Venus, Moon to make spectacular triple conjunction this weekend (VIDEO)

The alignment of Jupiter, Venus and the Moon – an event known as a triple conjunction – will be visible from everywhere in the world on Saturday and Sunday night.

NASA puts parts of John F. Kennedy Space Center up for rent

"I have a lot of facilities that we, NASA, no longer need," according to the center's director, Robert Cabana. "I don't have the money to maintain them, I don't have the money to tear them down. They're just going to sit and rot."

New amateur video of Challenger disaster found, 25 years on (VIDEO)

"I had a sense that something went wrong but it wasn't until we were on the plane that the pilot confirmed the tragedy," says the man who shot the rare footage.

NASA honors John Glenn and Project Mercury workers

On Feb. 20, 1962, Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth with a five-hour flight aboard the Friendship 7 capsule.

China to launch 4th manned spaceflight

A crew of three will pilot the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft to China’s Tiangong 1 space lab, which has been orbiting Earth since Sept. 2011, Space.com reported.

Europe's new Vega rocket successfully launched (VIDEO)

"There is not anymore one single European satellite which cannot be launched by a European launcher service," said Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency.
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