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How Space Suits Work

We are seeing a lot more space suits now that the international space station is occupied. Learn how space suits work and why they cost $12 million each!

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  • 10 Offbeat Things Humans Have Launched Into Space

    10 Offbeat Things Humans Have Launched Into Space

    From sporting goods to movie memorabilia, members of the space program have been inventive about what they take into space. Here are 10 offbeat items that have taken the ride. See more »

  • 5 Memorable NASA Mission Videos

    5 Memorable NASA Mission Videos

    NASA has conducted several successful missions to space. These are some of the most famous. See more »

  • Are there military space stations out there?

    Are there military space stations out there?

    It may sound like the stuff of science fiction thrillers, but military space stations were once very real. What seemed so tantalizing about a military presence in space? See more »

  • Behind the X Prize

    Behind the X Prize

    We know who won – top-runner SpaceShipOne. We know what the team receives for that accomplishment: $10 million and an obscenely gigantic trophy. But what about the story behind the contest? Learn about the rules, restrictions, red tape, test crashes, successful launches and the technological innovations that may get you into sub-orbit sooner than you think. See more »

  • Can humans hear in space?

    Can humans hear in space?

    Would you be able to hear the Starship Enterprise if it zipped past you in space? Would the destruction of the Death Star be completely silent? See more »

  • Can you make your own homemade spacecraft?

    Can you make your own homemade spacecraft?

    Why should space agencies and private companies get to have all the fun of making and launching true spacecraft, or those that cross the Karman line? Can't the rest of us seize a little cosmic glory, too? See more »

  • Can you sneeze in space?

    Can you sneeze in space?

    You'd think so, wouldn't you? Journey into the past as the astronauts of the Apollo 7 mission tell us for sure. See more »

  • Did NASA win the space race?

    Did NASA win the space race?

    This passive-aggressive peacetime contest between the USSR and the U.S. unofficially ended with the U.S. moon landing. But the Soviets also touted a long list of space race accomplishments. Who won? See more »

  • How Astronauts Work

    How Astronauts Work

    Astronauts risk their lives in the pursuit of science. How does NASA know who can be an astronaut? And what do they do when they're not in space? See more »

  • How could a hotel orbit the Earth?

    How could a hotel orbit the Earth?

    A new space race is on -- who will be the first to build a space hotel? One company has gathered 3 billion dollars to do just that. Find out what life in a luxury space hotel might be like. See more »

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