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International Space Station

Chris Cassidy (Photo credit: SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Astronaut Tapped For Emergency Spacewalk Operation

An astronaut with local ties is one of two astronauts making a hastily planned spacewalk Saturday to try to fix an ammonia leak in the power system of the International Space Station.

05/11/2013

Hurricane Sandy off the east coast on October 29, 2012. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Needham Astronaut Sees Hurricane Sandy From Space

The superstorm that ravaged the East Coast was enormous, even when seen from space.

10/30/2012