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October 29, 2013

MAVEN and MOM Missions from NASA and India Plan Martian Science Collaboration in Orbit

After years of hard work by dedicated science and engineering teams, a new pair of Mars orbiter science missions from Earth are in the final stages of prelaunch […]
October 25, 2013

NASA Seeks Earthly Uses For Out-Of-This-World Technologies

One of the important outcomes of space exploration, beyond the study of what’s out there among the stars, is the development of technologies and materials for […]
October 24, 2013

Incredible Vertical-Landing Grasshopper Rocket Has Retired

Did you take a moment to look at that August video of the Grasshopper rocket deliberately going sideways and then appearing to hover for a bit […]
October 24, 2013

Scientists confirm most distant galaxy ever

Scientists say they’ve found a galaxy that’s not just far, far, away — it’s the most distant from our own that’s been discovered yet. And it’s […]
October 23, 2013

NASA shoots lasers at the moon for new communication speed record

NASA has set a new record for data transmission to and from the moon with a 622Mbps transfer carried over laser beams. The space agency used […]
October 22, 2013

NASA Mars Mission Escapes Government Shutdown, Stays On Schedule

The two-week government shutdown paralyzed the vast majority of NASA for the first half of October, leaving only a skeleton crew of essential staff to keep […]
October 21, 2013

How Twitter fans kept NASA alive during the US shutdown

Now that the US government is back in business, all “non-essential” services will resume. For 15 days we went without NASA’s full operation, US Antarctic research […]
October 20, 2013

Dwarf Planet Ceres May Harbor Life

In the frenzy to find life elsewhere in the solar system, Mars or the outer gas giant planets’ active moons are usually the odds-on favorites. But […]
October 19, 2013

SpaceX’s next Dragon mission moved to February 11

The next flight of SpaceX’s Dragon has been realigned to a February 11, 2014 NET (No Earlier Than) launch date. The launch will mark Dragon’s first […]