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December 8, 2012

40 years later, Apollo 17's Blue Marble leaves a mark on our memory

It’s been exactly 40 years since NASA sent astronauts to the moon for the last time, and even though more than half of all Americans weren’t […]
December 8, 2012

Space bursts provide insight to 'theory of everything'

Light from some of the universe’s most energetic explosions is allowing scientists to probe the nature of space-time, according to new observations of so-called gamma-ray bursts […]
December 8, 2012

NASA: Mayan Apocalypse a Myth, 2012 Won't be the End of the World

Possible teenage suicide pacts and the potential for traumatizing fear in young children has prompted The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to release a video […]
December 8, 2012

Can Golden Spike make it to the moon?

It’s been 40 years since Apollo 17 made the last manned voyage to the moon. Now, a group of former NASA executives is trying to make […]
December 8, 2012

Canadian astronaut packs new wedding ring for space station trip

MONTREAL — So what exactly does an astronaut bring with him on a visit to the International Space Station that could last up to six months? […]
December 7, 2012

Private firm plans to sell $1.5 billion trips to the moon

WASHINGTON – Attention wealthy nations and billionaires: A team of former NASA executives will fly you to the moon in an out-of-this-world commercial venture combining the […]
December 7, 2012

Chris Hadfield ready for 'surreal' space station odyssey

Astronaut in quarantine before blasting off in Russian capsule When Chris Hadfield was a southern Ontario farmboy dreaming of being an astronaut, it just couldn’t happen. […]
December 6, 2012

Astronaut assigned to year long space trip

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is already bracing for an unprecedented one-year mission aboard the International Space Station. He figures it will be […]
December 6, 2012

NASA on verge of losing its edge, report says

Given an undefined vision and financial uncertainty, NASA could lose its leadership role in space exploration to other nations, a National Research Council analysis concludes. Years […]