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May 1, 2013

NASA delays astronaut flights with SpaceX and other companies, extends Russia contract

NASA has not had the ability to send astronauts to the International Space Station since the space shuttle fleet was retired in 2011, and that’s not […]
April 7, 2013

Kepler 2.0: Next-Gen Exoplanet Hunter Approved

NASA has selected a $200 million mission to carry out a full-sky survey for exoplanets orbiting nearby stars. The space observatory, called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey […]
April 6, 2013

Administration confirms NASA plan: Grab an asteroid, then focus on Mars

NASA’s accelerated vision for exploration calls for moving a near-Earth asteroid even nearer to Earth, sending out astronauts to bring back samples within a decade, and […]
April 6, 2013

NASA planners slip first ISS commercial crew mission to late 2017

The first NASA crew to ride to the International Space Station on a commercial spacecraft may have to wait until at least the end of 2017, […]
April 5, 2013

NASA puts Mars rover on a month-long hiatus

For the first time since its descent onto the red planet, the Mars rover Curiosity is getting a little alone time. The rover and NASA scientists are having a […]
April 5, 2013

Incredibly old supernova could explain EVERYTHING

NASA’s Hubble telescope has spotted the most distant massive star explosion of its kind ever, one which could help boffins understand the very fabric of the […]
April 4, 2013

Curiosity's Parachute Flaps in the Martian Wind

When NASA’s rover Curiosity entered the Martian atmosphere to begin its famous “7 minutes of terror,” one component of its entry, descent and landing (EDL) included […]
April 3, 2013

For Sale: Buzz Aldrin’s Toothbrush, $9,000 OBO

How much would you pay for another man’s toothbrush, if that toothbrush happened to have gone to the moon? The auction house estimates someone might throw […]
April 2, 2013

NASA top climate scientist James Hansen to retire from Goddard Institute, sue gov’t

Talk about biting the hand that feeds you! NASA’s James Hansen, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies and a controversial and highly vocal voice […]