Soyuz Spacecraft Lands on the Snow-Covered Steppes of Kazakhstan

An aerial view shows vehicles with their headlights on converging on the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft carrying ISS crew members, U.S. astronaut Michael Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, after the spacecraft landed near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan on November 22. (Shamil Zhumatov /Reuters) Continue reading »

LEGO Figurines to Aboard NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Set for Launch

LEGO figurines representing the Roman god Jupiter, his wife Juno and Galileo Galilei are shown aboard the Juno spacecraft in this undated handout released by NASA August 3, 2011. NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft will carry the 1.5-inch figurines to Jupiter when the spacecraft launches August 5. The inclusion of the three mini-statues, or figurines, is part of a joint outreach and educational program developed as part of the partnership between NASA and the LEGO Group to inspire children to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (Reuters)