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  • Historic astronaut explores future of space in 3D IMAX

    WASHINGTON — He made history by commanding NASA’s final shuttle mission in July 2011. Now, retired astronaut Chris Ferguson lends his astronomical experience to “Journey to Space,” a new 3D IMAX film at the Smithsonian’s National…

  • Astronaut to be honored in his native Baltimore County

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — An astronaut who became a Twitter celebrity during his 6 months aboard the International Space Station is being honored in his native Baltimore County. Reid Wiseman will receive a Baltimore County…

  • Fort Belvoir students speak to astronauts about life in space

    It was a once in a lifetime experience meant to foster a love if science. A group of Virginia kids spent part if their day talking to an astronaut.

  • ISS astronaut captures stunning ‘star trail’ photos (VIDEO)

    Don Pettit, a NASA astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station, took some beautiful, high-resolution photographs of the star-scape over Earth\’s surface, and the aurora borealis that dances across the atmosphere. Photographer Alex Rivest compiled the resulting images into a time-lapse video, producing some truly breathtaking footage.