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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

In this image from video provided by NASA the Cygnus resupply spacecraft approaches the International Space Station early Sunday Jan. 12, 2013. The spacecraft is expected to arrive on the station later this morning. It is packed with 3,000 pounds of equipment and experiments provided by NASA, as well as food and even some ants for an educational project. Christmas presents also are on board for the six space station residents; the delivery is a month late. (AP Photo/NASA)

Christmas delivery finally for space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The six space station astronauts finally got their Christmas presents Sunday with the arrival of a privately launched supply ship that took an extra month to soar. The spacemen opened […]

01/12/2014

This photo provided by NASA shows an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket launches at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, Wallops Island, Va. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

Cargo ship with gifts, ants heads to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A privately launched supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Thursday following a series of delays ranging from the cold to the sun. Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its […]

01/09/2014

In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 image, a giant cloud of solar particles, a coronal mass ejection, explodes off the sun, lower right, captured by the European Space Agency and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. The sun is obscured to show the atmosphere around it. (AP Photo/ESA, NASA - SOHO)

Misbehaving sun delays space station supply flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A strong solar storm is interfering with the latest grocery run to the International Space Station. On the bright side, the orbiting lab has won a four-year extension, pushing its […]

01/08/2014

Beyonce (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NASA responds to Beyonce’s Challenger sample use

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASA officials say the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger accident “should never be trivialized” in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after tragedy struck. […]

12/31/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

It is an exciting and unusual Christmas Eve at NASA, and in space where two space station astronauts are taking a walk. Penny and Phil spoke with NASA spokesman John Ira Petty about this rare occurrence:

12/24/2013

In this image taken from video provided by NASA, astronauts Rick Mastracchio, top, and Michael Hopkins work to repair an external cooling line on the International Space Station on Dec. 24, 2013, 260 miles above Earth. (AP Photo/NASA)

Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two space station astronauts ventured out on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, hoping to wrap up urgent repairs to a cooling system. It was the second spacewalk in four […]

12/24/2013

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)

NASA orders urgent spacewalk repairs at station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station. Station managers decided Tuesday to send two American astronauts out […]

12/17/2013

(AP File Photo)

‘Lost’ moon rocks presented to Nevada on display

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Despite reports that they were long lost, moon rocks from two different Apollo missions that were presented to the state of Nevada have gone on public display in Reno. Specimens carried […]

12/15/2013

(AP Photo)

Astronaut may get Christmas wish for spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronaut Rick Mastracchio may get his Christmas wish for a spacewalk or two because of a broken cooling system. Mastracchio, an experienced spacewalker, said he’s more than ready […]

12/13/2013

A meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Geminid meteor shower.  (AP Photo/AL.com, Mark Almond)

Geminid meteor shower ramps up Friday night

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It’s time for the December sky show. The annual Geminids (JEM’-i-nids) meteor shower — the most intense of the year — will peak Friday night. But the best viewing may […]

12/11/2013

An artist's impression of  the Philae lander. (AP Photo/ESA ATG medialab , Astrium E, Viktor)

European probe on course for a landing on a comet

BERLIN (AP) — It’s been likened to a parachutist trying to land on a mountaintop. Or a person attempting to leap from one speeding car to another. The European Space Agency is planning to land […]

12/10/2013

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