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Astronaut Uses Single Strand of Hair to Propel Herself

October 23, 2013
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During conversations in preparation for the movie 'Gravity,' NASA astronaut Cady Coleman told actress Sandra Bullock all it takes to propel oneself in zero-gravity is a single strand of hair. Jen Markham has the video of one astronaut aboard the International Space Station demonstrating the power of hair in space.

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Buzz60 (Oct. 31, 2013) — Retired Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield isn't the only person in his family able to create a viral video; his son, Evan, created an amusing video about the everyday life of an astronaut, and it is racking up thousands of YouTube views. Jen Markham explains why the video was made to promote Chris Hadfield's new book.
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First Person: Record-Holding Astronaut Back on Earth

First Person: Record-Holding Astronaut Back on Earth

AP (Nov. 30, 2012) — NASA astronaut Sunita Williams says she is grateful to be back on earth as she holds the record for total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut.
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Cosmonaut Returns After ISS Mission

Cosmonaut Returns After ISS Mission

Xinhua News Agency (Nov. 20, 2012) — Russian cosmonaut Yury Malenchenko has returned to Moscow, after spending three months in a mission aboard the International Space Station. Malenchenko, along with a US astronaut and a Japanese astronaut, returned to Earth early on Monday, landing in a steppe in Kazakhstan.
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This Week @ NASA, June 17, 2013

This Week @ NASA, June 17, 2013

NASA (June 17, 2013) — During a Google+ Hangout NASA announced its newest class of astronaut trainees. The eight candidates selected to the 2013 astronaut class were chosen from a pool of 63-hundred applications -- the second largest NASA has ever received.
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