Astronaut Scott Kelly, the American who, at 520 days, holds the record for the most time spent in space, announced Friday that he is retiring, ending a storied career for a NASA veteran. Kelly just returned from an almost year-long journey to the International Space Station, which was the longest single mission to the ISS. […]

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In the past decade or so, space exploration has become increasingly privatized. At NASA, the emphasis has been on developing the capabilities of private companies to launch astronauts to the International Space Station and complete resupply missions. As one could imagine, such operations have proven difficult to set up and companies such as Elon Musk’s […]

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By Becca DeGregorio, Science Tuesday Editor @beccadeeeee While the rest of us bathed in the sun, did the tourism thing and dabbled in internship culture this summer, two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut waited out their final months of work approximately 220 miles above the Earth’s surface. After six months aboard the International Space Station, Steve […]

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