INTERVIEW: Astronaut Kate Rubins shares Space Camp memories with WDRB ahead of June 24 launch
INTERVIEW: Astronaut Kate Rubins shares Space Camp memories with WDRB ahead of June 24 launch

We were in Louisville. She was in Moscow. But the long distances didn't keep astronaut Kate Rubins from sharing her thoughts just a few weeks ahead of her launch to the International Space Station. 

WDRB talks live to International Space Station crew
WDRB talks live to International Space Station crew

During the interview, astronaut Scott Kelly, who had posted an aerial image of Louisville, Kentucky on his Twitter page on Derby Day, says he was able to watch the Kentucky Derby from the station.

July 16th, 6:50 am by Travis Kircher
INTERVIEW: Back from the space station, astronaut 'Butch' Wilmore shares story of faith, Christmas...and condiments
INTERVIEW: Back from the space station, astronaut 'Butch' Wilmore shares story of faith, Christmas...and condiments

Two months ago, Butch Wilmore returned from the International Space Station. This week, he spoke with WDRB's Travis Kircher about turkey calls, Christmas in space, and the station's Great Condiments Shortage.

June 3rd, 1:20 pm by Travis Kircher
Challenger Learning Center at Shawnee H.S. placed 'on hold' by JCPS
Challenger Learning Center at Shawnee H.S. placed 'on hold' by JCPS

A non-profit learning center created to teach students about the challenges of space exploration has been put "on hold" by JCPS, according to the center's acting director.

May 29th, 3:31 pm by Travis Kircher
SLIDESHOW: U of L rocket team awarded second place in NASA's high-powered rocketry competition
SLIDESHOW: U of L rocket team awarded second place in NASA's high-powered rocketry competition

Rivercity Rocketry, a team of engineering students from the University of Louisville's J.B. Speed School of Engineering, has been awarded second place in a national high-powered rocketry competition held by NASA.

May 19th, 3:02 pm by Travis Kircher
Opera singer Sarah Brightman 'postponing' plans to fly to International Space Station
Opera singer Sarah Brightman 'postponing' plans to fly to International Space Station

Singer Sarah Brightman was scheduled to launch aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in September for a brief, 10-day mission aboard the space station.

May 14th, 1:00 pm by Travis Kircher
International Space Station crew to stay a month longer than planned
International Space Station crew to stay a month longer than planned

After a six-month stay on the International Space Station, they were supposed to come home this week. Now, it looks like they'll be staying a bit longer...

May 12th, 2:44 pm
Astronaut tweets picture of Churchill Downs from the International Space Station
Astronaut tweets picture of Churchill Downs from the International Space Station

While many people all over the world were preparing for the Kentucky Derby Saturday morning, astronaut Scott Kelly got a unique view of Churchill Downs, from 400 kilometers up.

May 4th, 12:55 pm by Travis Kircher
Upcoming International Space Station crew prepares to host musical celebrity
Upcoming International Space Station crew prepares to host musical celebrity

The crew of Expedition 44 says the sky is gradually opening up to more 'unconventional' astronauts.

March 25th, 3:59 pm by Travis Kircher
Mission Discovery camp brings astronauts, space exploration to Ky. Science Center
Mission Discovery camp brings astronauts, space exploration to Ky. Science Center

It was 'all systems go' at the Kentucky Science Center Saturday as students got to hear from Hoot Gibson -- a real life astronaut -- as part of Mission Discovery.

March 22nd, 2:26 pm by Travis Kircher
UPDATE: New dates set for 'Mission Discovery' astronaut camp at Ky. Science Center
UPDATE: New dates set for 'Mission Discovery' astronaut camp at Ky. Science Center

The camp will now be held March 21-22 and March 28-29, according to Michelle Ham, the camp's organizer. It had originally been scheduled for Feb. 21-22 and Feb. 28 - March 1, but was rescheduled due to the winter weather.

February 24th, 9:25 am
Mission Discovery camp aims to bring students and astronauts together at Kentucky Science Center
Mission Discovery camp aims to bring students and astronauts together at Kentucky Science Center

A new kind of camp is coming to the Louisville Science Center later this month -- and some of the lucky campers will be rewarded by being able to send their own science experiment to the International Space Station.

February 2nd, 4:15 pm by Travis Kircher
Louisville's Challenger Learning Center offers simulated Moon landing for kids
Louisville's Challenger Learning Center offers simulated Moon landing for kids

But as "smoke" pours and alarm bells ring, not every mission goes as planned...

January 26th, 11:04 am by Travis Kircher
UPDATE: ISS crew back in U.S. space station module after ammonia scare
UPDATE: ISS crew back in U.S. space station module after ammonia scare

Two crew members are back in the U.S. portion of the International Space Station -- at least temporarily -- following an early-morning evacuation prompted by an alarm indicating a possible ammonia leak.

January 14th, 9:39 am by Travis Kircher
KIRCHER | Five things I learned from the launch of Orion
KIRCHER | Five things I learned from the launch of Orion

Web Producer Travis Kircher sounds off on his experience of watching the launch of NASA's Orion spacecraft -- and theorizes about what the future may hold.

December 8th, 8:31 am by Travis Kircher
SLIDESHOW: A closeup look at NASA's Orion spacecraft
SLIDESHOW: A closeup look at NASA's Orion spacecraft

WDRB is on the ground at Kennedy Space Center as NASA prepares for what some are calling the biggest launch since the Apollo days.

December 3rd, 4:03 pm by Travis Kircher

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