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NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore sets up the Rodent Research-1 Hardware on the International Space Station.

NASA just launched 20 mice into space on a SpaceX rocket while their identical twins stay on Earth — here’s what they hope to learn

NASA is sending two families of mice to the International Space Station while their siblings stay in gravity-influenced environments on Earth. Scientists hope to leran more about how space impacts the microbiome and what we might do to better combat stress.
An illustration of IBM's CIMON robotic head floating in space above Earth.

SpaceX launched a flying robot head that will befriend lonely astronauts on the space station — and later spy on them

SpaceX launched a Dragon cargo ship toward the International Space Station on Friday. In addition to supplies, the spaceship will deliver an artificially intelligent robotic head, called Crew Interactive Mobile Companion (CIMON), which will use IBM Watson software.
Jeanette Epps.

Jeanette Epps would have been the first black astronaut to live on the Space Station, but NASA bumped her, and she says they never told her why

Jeanette Epps was about to become the first African-American to live at the International Space Station, but NASA replaced her with another astronaut in January. Epps said on Thursday that she still doesn't know why.
Peggy Whitson aboard the International Space Station, where she worked out for two hours every day.

NASA astronauts must sculpt freakishly strong arms to work in space — here’s how former space station commander Peggy Whitson trained

If you think your arms are strong enough to go to space, think again. NASA astronauts endure grueling daily routines to stay in top form. We spoke to former International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson, who has spent 665 days in space, about her training.
Pluto is over 4.6 billion miles away, but you can explore it from the comfort of your own computer, right now, thanks to Google Maps.

A little-known feature in Google Maps lets you explore our local solar system — here’s how to visit Mercury, Venus, and other planets and ...

Most people just use Google Maps to get directions from A to B, but many people might not know that Google Maps can also be used to explore other planets besides Earth.
The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft carrying astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the US and Oleg Artemyev of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from a launchpad in Kazakhstan, March 21, 2018.

China is building a brand-new space station, and it may be the latest move in a new space race

China is building a new space station, and it's inviting the whole world to participate. Experts say a new space race is brewing between China and the US, and it will only get more heated.
The launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 on April 2, 2018.

SpaceX is sending another cargo-loaded rocket to space — and the mission could lead to advances in medicine, agriculture, and construction

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will launch experiments to study Earth's thunderstorms, space gardening, potential pathogens in space, and more.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly thinks we should never have all humans on Earth at the same time ever again

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly lived on the International Space Station during his one-year mission. Before the ISS comes to an end, he hopes for a replacement.
Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.

8 weird things that happen to your body if you live in space for a year like Scott Kelly

Astronaut Scott Kelly spent nearly a year in space. To study the effects on the human body, NASA compared him to his identical twin brother, Mark Kelly.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's year in space changed him.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly shared what it was REALLY like to live in space for a year

Astronaut Scott Kelly shared some of the strangest, most interesting details about floating around the International Space Station for a year.