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December 16, 2013

NASA plans for possible spacewalks to fix ISS cooling system

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are preparing for possible spacewalks this week to repair the outpost’s failed cooling system, NASA said on Sunday. One of […]
December 15, 2013

China's Jade Rabbit rover rolls on to Moon's surface

China’s Jade Rabbit robot rover has driven off its landing module and on to the Moon‘s surface. The robotic vehicle rolled down a ramp lowered by […]
December 14, 2013

China lands 'Jade Rabbit' rover on the moon

BEIJING — China on Saturday successfully carried out the world’s first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades. State-run China […]
December 13, 2013

NASA suspects bad valve behind International Space Station trouble

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The astronauts aboard the International Space Station dimmed the lights, turned off unnecessary equipment and put off science work Thursday as NASA […]
December 11, 2013

This Sleek Spiderman Spacesuit Could Take Astronauts To Mars

Even though they perform superhuman feats, astronauts always look a little ridiculous. Their clunky pressurized spacesuits are functional–they provide oxygen, scrub CO2, and keep astronauts safe […]
December 10, 2013

NASA Curiosity rover discovers evidence of freshwater Mars lake

NASA’s steady reconnaissance of Mars with the Curiosity rover has produced another major discovery: evidence of an ancient lake — with water that could plausibly be described as […]
December 9, 2013

SpaceX commercial Falcon 9 launch changes space launch economics

Since the successful launch by the SpaceX Falcon 9 of the SES-8 communications satellite, accolades for the commercial space launch company have poured in from the […]
December 7, 2013

The VASIMR Plasma Rocket: Bridging the Gap in Space Travel

Plasma rocket technology was first introduced to the scientific community in 1977 by Franklin Chang Díaz, a Costa Rican scientist and astronaut. The idea has been developed since […]
December 5, 2013

NASA Detects Water on Five Planets

NASA’s Hubble Telescope has discovered signs of water vapor on five Jupiter-sized planets outside the solar system. But the fiery planets are not suitable for life, […]