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Astronaut Reid Weisman took this photograph of Chicago, Detroit, and Milwaukee from the International Space Station. (Credit: Twitter/@astro_reid)

Astronaut Takes Dazzling Photos Of Chicago From Space

If Reid Wiseman’s career as an astronaut and naval aviator doesn’t work out, he might want to think about taking up professional photography.

08/06/2014

Sue, the lovely T-Rex. (Credit: Jasmyn Martin)

Researchers Sending Bacteria From Sue The T-Rex Into Outer Space

Sue, the Field Museum’s famous Tyrannosaurus Rex, isn’t exactly becoming the first dinosaur astronaut, but at least a few microscopic parts of her are going into orbit.

03/27/2014

U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station (ISS), waves on September 26, 2013 before the launch of Soyuz-FG  rocket at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Photo credit: DMITRY LOVETSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Illinois Astronaut To Go For Spacewalk To Repair Space Station

Atronaut and U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Hopkins has been preparing for as many as three spacewalks to repair a broken cooling line on the station.

12/18/2013

Soyuz Rocket Launches Crew To Space Station

Illini Grad Talks To U. Of I. Students From International Space Station

Hopkins had 10 minutes to answer questions from Illini aerospace engineering students at the University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He is a 1991 engineering graduate and was co-captain of the Illini football team.

10/30/2013

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Elementary School Science Experiment Will Take Place In Outer Space

A science experiment by some Chicago Public School students is making its way to the International Space Station.

WBBM Newsradio–10/08/2012