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Watch in horror as ‘Gravity’ plays out in real life with SuitSat 1

Watching what looks like a cosmonaut slipping away from the International Space Station in an uncontrolled spin is utterly horrifying. Seeing the camera track the motionless suit as it orbits nearby in a slowly deteriorating orbit for months on end……

Aging $100 billion International Space Station a space lab of ‘unlimited’ opportunity

It may be 350 kilometers (215 miles) above Earth and a place that only a privileged few will ever visit, but the International Space Station is crucial to advances in science, health and technology, experts say. Earlier this month, NASA said the life……

Astronaut describes terrifying moment of ‘drowning’ in space

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano on Wednesday recounted clinging to the International Space Station as he drowned in his spacesuit in the terrifying moments following an as-yet unexplained leak. Writing on his blog from the space station, Parmitano said he felt drops of liquid on the back of his neck shortly…

Soon heading to the International Space Station: A talking ‘companion’ robot

When the Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata arrives at the International Space Station in November, a companion will be waiting for him whose eyes will light up in recognition – literally. Kirobo, the world’s first talking humanoid space robot, has already taken off – in the nattiest red Wellingtons since Paddington…

Japan to send ‘creepy’ talking robot into space with astronauts

Talking robots in space have a bad track record – just watch 2001: A Space Odyssey. So good luck to his fellow astronauts on the International Space Station This August, a consortium of Japanese scientists, engineers and advertising bigwigs will send a talking robot into space. The robot will be…

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