Astronauts prepare tool belt for tomorrow’s space walk

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Astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Scott Kelly, both of whom currently inhabit the International Space Station, are preparing for a space walk that will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 28). On his Twitter, Lindgren posted a cool timelapse video about preparing the space suit tool belt for the venture. Preparing my space suit tool belt for…

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A flag for Earth

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Astronauts traveling to far distant planets might eventually bear a new symbol on their suits–the flag of Earth. The minimalistic blue flag is intended to represent the entire planet Earth should space travelers set up habitats elsewhere in space. The Earth flag is a concept designed by student Oskar Pernefeldt from the Beckmans College of…

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An everyday carry for Mars

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Article and photos by Jason Lunsford.  Picture this: You’re 10 years old. Your sister’s kitchen playset is doubling as a spacecraft console, and you’ve got it attached by a sheet to the end of your bunkbed. But you’re not really on a bunkbed… you’re lost in the cosmos. You only have enough fuel to make…

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Pop Culture Carry: Starbuck, Battlestar Galactica

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There’s no way we could do a Guide to Space Exploration without profiling our favorite galactic viper pilot–Kara Thrace, a.k.a Starbuck, from Battlestar Galactica. BSG is without a doubt one of our favorite television shows of all time. As most fans will tell you, it’s so much more than just a space show; it’s about…

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