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The International Space Station has sprung ‘a small air leak,’ so a NASA astronaut and 2 cosmonauts are hunkering down to help find and repair it

The International Space Station is experiencing a “slightly increased” leakage of air, NASA said Thursday. NASA said the leak “presents no immediate danger to the crew or the space station” and is within normal operating limits. However, because of the new increase, two cosmonauts and an astronaut living aboard the […]
The International Space Station has sprung ‘a small air leak,’ so a NASA astronaut and 2 cosmonauts are hunkering down to help find and repair it
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The US didn’t send the first Black person into space — the Soviet Union did with the launch of Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, an Afro-Cuban man who cleared the way for others to follow

NASA did not launch the first Black person into space – the Soviet Union beat the US space agency by three years. Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, a Cuban of African descent, launched to space with a Soviet cosmonaut crewmate on September 18, 1980. NASA missed an opportunity to make Captain Ed […]
The US didn’t send the first Black person into space — the Soviet Union did with the launch of Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, an Afro-Cuban man who cleared the way for others to follow
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The story of the first ever space wedding, when a woman on Earth married a cardboard cutout of her astronaut boyfriend while he watched on from the International Space Station

The first space wedding took place on this day 16 years ago, when Ekaterina Dmitriev stood on the ground in Texas as her husband orbited in the International Space Station. She married her new husband, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, by video link, walking down the aisle to a David Bowie […]
The story of the first ever space wedding, when a woman on Earth married a cardboard cutout of her astronaut boyfriend while he watched on from the International Space Station