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January 25, 2016

New Documentary About Challenger Disaster Airs Tonight

A new documentary about the space shuttle Challenger accident airs tonight (Jan. 25), three days before the 30th anniversary of the tragic event. On Jan. 28, […]
January 25, 2016

Goodbye, Philae

Philae, the European Space Agency’s comet lander, made history and melted hearts when it touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as part of the Rosetta mission in […]
January 25, 2016

The 5 Most Interesting Things We Learned From Astronaut Scott Kelly’s AMA

astronaut Scott Kelly on Saturday hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” live chat, answering a wide range of questions from fans who were curious about everything […]
January 24, 2016

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Did an AMA From Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly has been aboard the International Space Station for 302 days, well on his way to completing a year in space that will end in March. […]
January 24, 2016

Mission Accomplished! 747-Space Shuttle Exhibit Launches in Houston

HOUSTON — Under a banner proclaiming “Mission Accomplished,” Space Center Houston officials celebrated on Saturday (Jan. 23) the opening of Independence Plaza, a new $12 million exhibit […]
January 23, 2016

New Shepard: Bezos flight 'demonstrates reuse'

US entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has reflown his New Shepard rocket, launching once again a capsule briefly into space. The hardware was exactly the same as that […]
January 22, 2016

SpaceX Just Test-Fired Its Spaceship For Astronauts, The 'Dragon 2'

 SpaceX may not have stuck its recent ambitious water landing, but Elon Musk‘s private rocket company isn’t letting that slow it down. Just a few minutes […]
January 22, 2016

The reason we haven't met aliens may be that they don't live long enough

Where are all the aliens? Where are the bugs, the invasion fleets, the Tripods, the Vulcans? Humans have imagined otherworldly beings for ages, but as we’ve […]
January 21, 2016

Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto

The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits […]