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Space is still the final frontier for us earthbound human beings, and our fascination with what awaits humanity in the largely unexplored cosmos is still going strong.
Space Systems/Loral , a leading provider of commercial satellites , today announced that it was selected by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to integrate the flight hardware for a new capability designed to carry small science and technology missions to space on its geostationary satellite platform.
Ever wonder what it would be like if Ron Burgundy had gone to space in the 1970s? That's the general vibe of the trailer for Space Station 76, which stars Patrick Wilson as the mustachioed, hard-drinking captain of Omega 76, a groovy space station that is turned upside down when the new assistant captain turns out to be a... woman .
Visitors to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum walk past a depiction of space exploration by artist Robert T. Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds... Calmer ... (more)
Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006.
A cursory review of the history of rocket propulsion turns up a long list of well-designed rocket engines that have demonstrated superb reliability, contributed significantly to space research and defense, and transported hardware into Earth orbit and beyond.
Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the United States remains divided about the moon's role in future human space exploration.
NASA image taken in 2012 by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows astronauts' footprints and equipment left on the moon by Apollo 11. Forty-five years ago today, in arguably the greatest technological feat of the 20th Century, two Americans stepped off the ladder of their small landing craft and walked on the surface of the moon.
Forty-five years ago, the world watched as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," becoming the first humans to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Did you see that "supermoon" last weekend? So close, you could just reach out and touch it.
Wildfires across the Pacific Northwest have been blazing since Monday and have scorched large areas of forest as a result of hot, dry weather in Oregon and Washington.
The European Space Agency is preparing to test the atmospheric re-entry capabilities of its new early concept spaceplane, the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle .
The annual migration of geeks, fan-boys and -girls, collectors, aficionados and cosplayers is about to commence: Comic-Con International kicks-off Thursday in San Diego.
Buzz Aldrin told CNN he snapped photos of himself with a camera aimed at the sunrise during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966.
The Orion spacecraft gives NASA a ticket to deep space. Here's how NASA is preparing the spacecraft for a mission to visit an asteroid in 2025.
NASA's Aura satellite, celebrating its 10th anniversary on July 15, has provided vital data about the cause, concentrations and impact of major air pollutants.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 03:34 am
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