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July 1, 2013

NASA begins testing drilling Mars rover in Chilean desert

NASA this month began testing a prototype robot in the Chilean desert, as part of the agency’s ongoing search for evidence of life on Mars. The prototype, known […]
June 30, 2013

NASA picks Florida agency to take over shuttle landing strip

NASA has selected Space Florida, a state-backed economic development agency, to take over operations, maintenance and development of the space shuttle’s idled landing site at the […]
June 29, 2013

Aerial launch puts NASA's IRIS satellite in orbit to study the sun

NASA’s newest solar observatory launched into space late Thursday, beginning a two-year quest to probe some of the sun’s biggest mysteries. An Orbital Sciences Corp. Pegasus […]
June 28, 2013

Voyager 1 Discovers Bizarre and Baffling Region at Edge of Solar System

Not content with simply being the man-made object to travel farthest from Earth, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft recently entered a bizarre new region at the solar system’s edge […]
June 27, 2013

Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object Unearthed in Space

More than 10,000 asteroids and comets that can pass near Earth have now been discovered. The 10,000th near-Earth object, asteroid 2013 MZ5, was first detected on […]
June 27, 2013

NASA Launching New Sun-Watching Probe Tonight: Watch It Live

NASA will launch its newest solar observatory tonight (June 27), kicking off a two-year mission to study how energy moves around the active sun. A rocket […]
June 26, 2013

Chinese astronauts return to Earth after vigorous space coupling

Shenzhou-10 crew commander Nie Haisheng, a two-time visitor to space, and his crewmates Wang Yaping and Zhang Xiaoguang re-entered over Inner Mongolia early this morning and […]
June 26, 2013

Space Shuttle Atlantis on display at new NASA exhibit

After 33 missions into space over a 30-year career, NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis has found a permanent base close to home. The shuttle is part of a new […]
June 25, 2013

Watch Shenzhou 10 Spacecraft Complete Fly-Around Docking With Target Module

Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-10 on Tuesday morning docked with the target module Tiangong-1 from behind after flying around the latter, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said. This […]