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In this Monday, June 30, 2014, photo released by NASA, shows NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, perched atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, awaiting launch at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California. The launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is scheduled for Wednesday, July 2 at 2:56 a.m. PDT (5:56 a.m. EDT) from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Calif.   (AP Photo/NASA, Randy Beaudoin,VAFB)

Audit: NASA doesn’t have the money for big rockets

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA doesn’t have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say. The Government Accountability Office issued a […]

07/23/2014

Visitors to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum walk past a depiction of space exploration by artist Robert T. McCall entitled 'The Space Mural: A Cosmic View', on the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 lunar landing, in Washington, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It now bears the name of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on […]

07/21/2014

FILE - This July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface. Apollo 11 astronauts trained on Earth to take individual photographs in succession in order to create a series of frames that could be assembled into panoramic images. This frame from Aldrin's panorama of the Apollo 11 landing site is the only good picture of mission commander Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface. Armstrong and fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the moon, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. In all, 12 Americans walked on the moon from 1969 to 1972.  (AP Photo/NASA, Buzz Aldrin, File)

Celebrate 45 years since man’s first steps on moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now’s the time to get moonstruck. Forty-five years ago Sunday, Apollo 11′s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another world. Armstrong’s “one small […]

07/21/2014

In this July 20, 1969 photo, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin carries scientific experiments to a deployment site south of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. (AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong, File)

Celebrate 45 years since man’s first steps on moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now’s the time to get moonstruck. Forty-five years ago Sunday, Apollo 11′s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another world. Armstrong’s “one small […]

07/17/2014

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2008 file photo, vehicles move towards the skyline of Dubai with the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, then under construction in the background. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world’s tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars, or just a little bit closer, with an […]

07/16/2014

Orbital's Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus Spacecraft lifts off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional spaceport at Wallops Flight Facility on Sunday, July 13, 2014 while a herd of cattle graze in a pasture nearby in Atlantic, Va.  The rocket will carry the Cygnus spacecraft filled with over 3,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station in the company's second contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA.  (AP Photo/Eastern Shore News, Jay Diem)

Space station shipment launched from Virginia

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying food, science samples and new odor-resistant gym clothes for the resident crew. Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its […]

07/13/2014

A plane flies pasts a supermoon with a palm tree in the foreground during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium, Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

If you missed the Supermoon, don’t miss these pics

Because our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth, these full moons will appear to be unusually large. That distance varies because the moon follows an elliptical orbit. When it’s close and full, it appears […]

07/13/2014

Google's Project Tango team working with NASA in YouTube video.

Google readies robot for space launch (Video)

Since the summer of 2013, the Project Tango team at Google has been working closely with a team at the NASA Ames Research Center. The goal: to integrate a Project Tango prototype onto a robotic […]

07/07/2014

In this image released by NASA, a Delta 2 rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

NASA launches carbon satellite after 2009 failure

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming. The Delta […]

07/02/2014

This April 15, 2014 photo provided by NASA shows the lifting of NASA's OCO-2's Delta II Launch Vehicle. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA scrubs launch of carbon-monitoring satellite

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A failure in ground equipment has postponed the launch of a NASA satellite designed to study atmospheric carbon dioxide, the main driver of climate change. A Delta 2 […]

07/01/2014

This May 15, 2014, artist concept rendering provided by NASA shows their Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2. The OCO-2, managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on a Delta II rocket on July 1, 2014. OCO-2 is managed by JPL for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Orbital Sciences Corporation, Dulles, Va., built the spacecraft and provides mission operations under JPL's leadership. The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena manages JPL for NASA. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy — this time on a different rocket. […]

06/30/2014

This artist concept rendering provided by NASA shows their Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2. The OCO-2, managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on a Delta II rocket on July 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy — this time on a different rocket. The […]

06/29/2014

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