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August 21, 2013

Cassini Releases Image of Earth Waving at Saturn

PASADENA, Calif. – People around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA’s Cassini […]
August 21, 2013

Astronaut Tells Of Near-Drowning On Spacewalk

An Italian astronaut who nearly drowned in his helmet during a spacewalk last month has shared details about the terrifying experience and how he devised a […]
August 20, 2013

I got back from my trip! I went 4,500 miles on the trip to Canada. In total I went 7,500 miles this summer. I’ve started school […]
August 20, 2013

This date in science: NASA launched Voyager 2 space probe

August 20, 1977. NASA launched the phenomenal Voyager 2 space probe to the outer solar system on this date in 1977. They launched it some weeks before […]
August 18, 2013

Has Voyager 1 left the solar system yet? A debate rages

Voyager 1, where are you? At a distance of more than 11 billion miles from Earth, there is little question that Voyager has traveled farther in […]
August 16, 2013

The Coat-Tails of Science Fiction

Do you ever feel like you’re running downhill, legs pumping, adrenaline rushing through your body, mouth stretched in a grin of elation? As your speed increases, […]
August 15, 2013

US Mission To Mars Starts In Hawaii

Scientists come down to earth clutching recipes they hope will work for a future mission to deep-space destinations. Six researchers have spent the past four months […]
August 14, 2013

Who’s Out There—On Venus?

After landing on the surface of Venus in December 1970, the Soviet’s Venera 7 lasted only 23 minutes in the 470ºC heat under atmospheric pressure 90 times Earth’s. […]
August 13, 2013

Here's how NASA will use a 3D printer on the ISS

NASA says it will be ready to launch a zero-G-ready 3D printer into space in June 2014, in time for the fifth SpaceX resupply mission to the ISS. The agency […]