Spacewalking cosmonauts heave a 20-pound metal ball into Earth orbit

Yesterday, while those of us in the U.S. were having lunch, Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko were walking in space. And they were tossing spaceballs. »8/21/12 2:30pm8/21/12 2:30pm

A view of Earth from Padalka's helmet cam Padalka, pictured left, carries the satellite seconds before releasing it into orbit Padalka…


10 Things To Keep In Mind On Your First Trip To Low Earth Orbit

The future of civilian space travel in low Earth orbit (or "LEO," for those in-the-know) is looking brighter by the day, but what will life be like when you're soaring hundreds of miles above Earth's surface? How will you eat, how will you sleep, and how will you go to the bathroom? We've got a preview of ten things… »12/05/11 1:25pm12/05/11 1:25pm