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November 27, 2016

Spire deploys four satellites from Cygnus

WASHINGTON — An Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft deployed four small satellites for Spire Global Nov. 25, the first time a cargo vessel deployed satellites above […]
November 26, 2016

Mars' Methane Scout Takes Test Run to Sniff out Life

Following up on measurements by NASA’s Curiosity rover, the newly arrived European Trace Gas Orbiter will scan for atmospheric methane, which on Earth is strongly tied […]
November 25, 2016

ASA Launched Its Most Powerful Weather Satellite

An exciting milestone for space weather analysis occurred this past weekend. The most powerful space weather instrument known to man launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on […]
November 24, 2016

NASA Is Planning for Thanksgiving Dinner 2023

When Americans venture out to Mars and other destinations beyond Earth orbit, one thing they won’t have to leave behind is Thanksgiving dinner. NASA scientists are […]
November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving in space: turkey, green beans & even football

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Turkey and football will be the main Thanksgiving headliners up on the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, the station’s […]
November 22, 2016

Here's How Extraterrestrial Farming Will Work on Mars

Landing humans on Mars would be a momentous event in human history. To live beyond Earth’s biosphere is a dream to many, but establishing a sustainable […]
November 20, 2016

Best weather satellite ever built rockets into space

GOES-R can deliver results in real time The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to […]
November 19, 2016

Chinese astronauts return from month-long space station mission

Two astronauts reported to be in good health after landing in frozen steppes of Inner Mongolia Two Chinese astronauts returned Friday from a month-long stay aboard the […]
November 18, 2016

Peggy Whitson: Oldest woman in space blasts off to ISS

Record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson has blasted off into space for her third mission to the International Space Station – and hopes to break some more records […]