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International Space Station

NASA OKs space station launch despite dead computer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station is about to get some fresh groceries and material for an urgent repair job. An unmanned SpaceX rocket was scheduled to blast off at 4:58 p.m. […]

04/14/2014

This image was taken by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity's Navcam on April 3. (Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Cal Tech)

Curiosity captures bright light on Mars

A leader of NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover team has offered a couple of explanations for an anomalous bright spot that showed up on pictures from the Red Planet — but they’re not the conventional explanations. […]

04/08/2014

This combination of Dec. 10, 2011 photos shows the different stages of the moon during a lunar eclipse as seen from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Americas get front-row seat for lunar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year. Next Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth’s shadow. This total lunar eclipse will be […]

04/08/2014

Full moon

NASA announces ‘Take the Plunge’ contest

When will LADEE hit the Moon for its looming end of mission finale? NASA’s resoundingly successful LADEE lunar dust exploring mission is nearly out of gas. With its inevitable doom approaching, NASA invites you to […]

04/04/2014

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens and long exposure, the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-12M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) blasts off over an antenna at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

NASA: Snag delays arrival of crew at space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — An engine snag has delayed the arrival of a Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station until Thursday, NASA said on Wednesday. A rocket carrying Russians Alexander Skvortsov […]

03/25/2014

The International Space Station with Earth in the background photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis in 2010. (AP Photo/NASA)

Russian rocket blasts off for space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A rocket carrying a Russian-American crew to the International Space Station has blasted off successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz booster rocket lifted off as scheduled at 3:17 […]

03/25/2014

Neil Armstrong

NASA’s Calif. center renamed for Neil Armstrong

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — NASA’s Southern California flight research center is being renamed in honor of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in […]

03/01/2014

This handout artist conception provided by NASA depicts multiple-transiting planet systems, which are stars with more than one planet. The planets eclipse or transit their host star from the vantage point of the observer. This angle is called edge-on. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA announces mother lode of new planets: 715

WASHINGTON (AP) — Our galaxy is looking far more crowded. NASA has confirmed a bonanza of 715 newly discovered planets outside our solar system. Scientists using the planet-hunting Kepler telescope have nearly doubled the number […]

02/26/2014

In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013 image provided by NASA, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano participates in a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA could have prevented spacewalker’s close call

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA could have prevented last summer’s near-drowning of a spacewalking astronaut at the International Space Station, an investigation panel concluded Wednesday. Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano’s helmet filled with water during […]

02/26/2014

These satellite images show the snowpack in California on Jan. 13, 2013 on the left and on Jan. 13, 2014 on the right. (Photo credit: NASA/NOAA)

NASA researchers helping with California drought

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — NASA scientists say they’re deploying satellite and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it. NASA researchers and state water officials announced […]

02/25/2014

This Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014 photo released by NASA shows a test version of the Orion spacecraft, tethered inside the well deck of the USS San Diego prior to testing between NASA and the U.S. Navy. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA suspends Orion space capsule test off San Diego coast

SAN DIEGO (AP) — NASA has scrubbed a test off the California coast involving recovery of a mock-up of its newest space capsule after it was discovered that the cables weren’t strong enough to handle […]

02/21/2014

This undated artist concept released by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the Dawn spacecraft with Ceres and Vesta in the background. (AP Photo/William K. Hartmann/UCLA/NASA, JET PROPULSION LABORATORY)

Telescope spies water plumes on dwarf planet Ceres

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest object in the asteroid belt just got more attractive: Scientists have confirmed signs of water on the dwarf planet Ceres, one of the few bodies in the solar system […]

01/22/2014

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