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April 27, 2017

SpaceX prepares for its first big NRO launch

WASHINGTON –  Preparations are underway for SpaceX’s first big launch for the National Reconnaissance Office, a classified mission slated to lift off early Sunday from Florida. […]
April 26, 2017

Whose is bigger? How all the Mars-bound rockets stack up

Like everything else in the 1960s, NASA’s Saturn V rocket set a mark for extreme. At 363 feet tall, with 7.5 million pounds of liftoff thrust, […]
April 25, 2017

What it would actually take to get to Mars by 2020

Today, during a phone call with astronaut Peggy Whitson on the International Space Station, President Trump joked that he hoped NASA would land astronauts on Mars […]
April 24, 2017

Mysteries of Crown-like Structures on Venus’ Surface Unveiled in New Study

On Venus, plumes of superheated rock from near the planet’s core may rise up intermittently, destroy patches of the planet’s surface and create unique crown-shaped geologic […]
April 23, 2017

Do you have what it takes to go to space? Retired astronauts weigh in on the gruelling recruitment process

MONTREAL — Retired Canadian spaceman Bob Thirsk asks himself a couple of simple questions when sizing up people who tell him they want to become an […]
April 22, 2017

Cassini probe heads towards Saturn ‘grand finale’

Cassini has used a gravitational slingshot around Saturn’s moon Titan to put it on a path towards destruction. Saturday’s flyby swept the probe into an orbit […]
April 21, 2017

A warp in space-time just gave us four views of one exploding star

Astronomers catch a galaxy magnifying and splitting the light from a supernova Although the night sky often seems so peaceful and still, a closer look reveals […]
April 20, 2017

Astronomers Say This Distant ‘Super-Earth’ Might Just Be Habitable

A recently found exoplanet has astronomers thinking that it may be the best place to look for signs of life beyond our solar system. Move over, […]
April 19, 2017

NASA Space Station Cargo Launches aboard Orbital ATK Resupply Mission

The International Space Station will be capable of dozens of new scientific investigations from NASA and around the world when Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft delivers more […]