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October 7, 2013

NASA uses emergency exception to save Mars mission from government shutdown

Amid all the doubt and uncertainty surrounding the federal government shutdown, there’s at least one piece of good news this week: NASA’s plans to send a […]
October 6, 2013

Government Shutdown Can't Stop NASA's Curiosity Rover

The U.S. government shutdown has hindered most Earth-bound NASA employees from working. On Mars, however, the Curiosity rover is going strong. Since contract workers at NASA’s […]
October 5, 2013

US scientists boycott Nasa conference over China ban

Nasa is facing an extraordinary backlash from US researchers after it emerged that the space agency has banned Chinese scientists, including those working at US institutions, from a conference […]
October 4, 2013

NASA’s MAVEN Mars orbiter granted ‘Emergency Exemption’ to Resume Processing during Government Shutdown

Following a three day period of complete work stoppage due to the US Government Shutdown, technicians late today (Oct. 3) resumed critical launch preparations for NASA’s next […]
October 3, 2013

Nasa's Asteroid Watch Twitter put on hold by US government shutdown

Twitter users are facing the earth-shattering news today that they will have to survive without tweet notifications of impending asteroid strikes. In a final tweet before […]
October 2, 2013

What Does The Government Shutdown Mean For NASA?

A forthcoming NASA launch to Mars could be in danger of losing its launch window should a shutdown in the United States federal government that began […]
October 1, 2013

Tupperware found on Titan!

A NASA spacecraft sniffing the smoggy atmosphere of Titan has found traces of the chemical used to make plastic Tupperware boxes. The robotic Cassini probe has detected propylene […]
September 29, 2013

SpaceX launches its largest rocket from California coast

SpaceX successfully launched its most powerful rocket Sunday, notching another milestone for the Hawthorne rocket maker. The nine-engine Falcon 9, carrying a Canadian weather satellite, lifted off […]
September 29, 2013

Spacecraft Docks With ISS

Orbital Sciences Corp. on Sunday became the second commercial entity to send a spacecraft to the international space station, as its unmanned cargo vehicle executed a […]