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  • Trump Calls @AstroPeggy at the International Space Station

    April 24, 2017 4:58 PM 4

    President Trump congratulated the astronaut Peggy Whitson, who early on Monday surpassed the 534-day record for most time in space by an American. The astronaut Peggy Whitson, who early Monday surpassed the 534-day record for most time in space by an American, received a congratulatory call about nine hours later from President Trump and his daughter

  • Nasa astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks the US record for the most time spent in space after logging 535 consecutive days in orbit

    April 24, 2017 12:10 PM 11

    Veteran astronaut Peggy Whitson has just broken the record for the longest time spent in space by any American. The 57-year-old astronaut has previously broken records for being the oldest woman in space and for being the woman who has taken the most space walks. The Nasa flight engineer is currently in the midst of her third stint at the International

  • 'We need to be out here': Thousands march in downtown L.A. to support science in the Trump era

    April 22, 2017 6:50 PM 5

    Thousands of scientists, students and activists gathered Saturday in downtown Los Angeles for the March for Science, one of more than 500 such events being held around the world. After a rally in Pershing Square, the march began at 11 a.m. with participants walking about seven blocks to City Hall, where several speakers were to address the crowd. Afterward

  • Watch Live: March For Science Protesters Rally in D.C

    April 22, 2017 6:50 PM 7

    Thousands of scientists and protesters are expected to rally in Washington, D.C., and other cities around the country Saturday for the March for Science. Assembling on Earth Day, the March for Science organizers and the Earth Day Network will gather at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for speeches and programs before marching through the streets

  • Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

    April 22, 2017 5:25 PM 7

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A supply ship bearing John Glenn's name arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday. Astronauts used the station's big robot arm to grab the capsule, as the craft flew 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Germany. NASA's commercial shipper, Orbital ATK, named the spacecraft the S.S. John Glenn in honor of the first American

  • See The March For Science Protests Around The World

    April 22, 2017 4:43 PM 10

    On April 22, 1970, nearly 20 million Americans (including members of both houses of Congress) came out to march in various cities to protest the spread of pollution, wildlife extinction, anti-earth behavior by corporations, and more. The event eventually helped start an environmental movement that led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency

  • World Earth Day 2017: Top 10 quotes to celebrate the blue planet

    April 22, 2017 6:27 AM 5

    Earth Day is celebrated annually on 22 April across the world to remember the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Back at that time, 20 million people marched on the streets to show their support for a sustainable and healthy environmental future for the planet. Over the time, it has become one of the many green days, on which we are besieged

  • Proposed cuts in US climate science reverberate worldwide

    April 21, 2017 7:27 PM 4

    PARIS: The gutting of US-funded climate science would cripple research agendas worldwide and hamper the global fight against climate change, say scientists outside the United States, some of whom will take to the streets on Saturday (Apr 21) to make that point. US President Donald Trump has called for drastic cutbacks across multiple federal agencies

  • Happy Earth Day. Enjoy It While You Last

    April 21, 2017 6:30 PM 4

    The people who know the most about life on Earth tend to be the most impressed by its staying power. Harvard professor Andrew Knoll marvels that our planet has sustained life continuously for four billion years -- most of its 4.5 billion years in existence. This is not just a matter of location, said Knoll, who is an earth and planetary scientist. Mars and Venus

  • Astronaut and Cosmonaut Launch to Space Station on Russian Soyuz

    April 20, 2017 7:31 AM 4

    An astronaut and a cosmonaut launched on the first two-person spaceflight in 14 years, bound for a 5-month stay on the International Space Station. Astronaut Jack Fischer with NASA and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos lifted off on Russia's Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft, atop a Soyuz-FG rocket, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:13 a.m. EDT (0713 GMT; 1:13 p.m. local