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How to See the International Space Station From Philadelphia — Without a Telescope

OK, space nerds: On Thursday evening, you’ll have the perfect chance to see the International Space Station fly over the Philadelphia region. The station will […]

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Philadelphians Can Spot a NASA Rocket Launch on Wednesday Afternoon

NASA will launch a rocket into outer space from Virginia on Wednesday afternoon, and Philadelphians will get the chance to catch a glimpse of the spacecraft […]

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Philly-Born Space Explorer Set to Become First “Corporate Astronaut”

Philly could be repped all the way in outer space next year. Set to command what is scheduled to be NASA’s first launch of astronauts from […]

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Tonight: Hidden Figures @ Schmidt’s Commons

This sounds like a nice, nice-weather, family-friendly event. BYO blanket or lawn chair to a free, outdoor screening of the 2016 Best Picture-nominated film. And if […]


Lehigh Professor, Wife Convicted of Defrauding NASA

A federal jury convicted a Lehigh Valley couple of defrauding the the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Yujie Ding, 53, and Yuliya Zotova, 41, are […]


This Is How Much Philly Has Changed In Three Decades–And It Continues to Do So

Remember that mesmerizing slider that compared the Center City of 1965 with the one from 2014? Well, we stumbled upon an old CityLab post (old meaning two years […]


Ocean City Students’ Experiment Destroyed in Rocket Explosion

Yesterday, the Antares rocket — an unmanned, NASA-contracted rocket that was slated to take supplies to the International Space Station — exploded 14 seconds after […]

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Don’t Ignore Sally Ride’s Coming Out Party

Gail Shister discusses the legacy Sally Ride left as a gay astronaut.