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Calendar, Night&Day Commencing Countdown

Commencing Countdown

Ground control to all wannabe Major Toms: It’s been 51 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first human to breach the atmosphere and reach the expansive void of space. It’s a milestone that may make the graying space-watchers who remember…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rocket Woman

Rocket Woman

Do you remember where you were four years ago today? Anousheh Ansari was blogging from the International Space Station. The Iranian-born businesswoman, who emigrated to the U.S. as a teenager, studied electronics and computer engineering and went on to make…
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News, Feature From <i>Spaceballs</i> to <i>Expedition 6</i>

From Spaceballs to Expedition 6

Today, Mel Brooks probably wouldn't recognize the young actor he cast as the rugged hero Lone Starr in his 1987 Star Wars spoof Spaceballs. With the exception of Independence Day, Bill Pullman's career since has been remarkably earthbound, with roles…
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