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May 1, 2018

Heat Shield for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Cracks During Test

The heat shield for NASA’s upcoming Mars rover suffered a fracture during testing recently, but the incident won’t change the mission’s launch date, agency officials said. […]
April 8, 2018

NASA BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF ITS NEW QUIET SUPERSONIC PLANE

NASA has a lot of experience when it comes to developing supersonic aircraft. In fact, testing supersonic craft was how NASA got its start, back when […]
March 16, 2018

IF WE DO HEAR SIGNALS FROM ALIENS, THEY’RE PROBABLY LONG GONE

In 1961, famed astrophysics Frank Drake proposed a formula that came to be known as the Drake Equation. Based a series of factors, this equation sought to […]
July 26, 2017

Big, Dangerous Comets More Common Than Thought

There are a lot more big, potentially dangerous comets zooming through deep space than scientists had thought, a new study suggests. Astronomers have likely underestimated by a factor […]
June 10, 2017

Comet Strikes May Have Helped Spur Life on Earth

New research provides for the first time a genetic link between comets and the atmosphere of Earth. Life on Earth may not have been possible without […]
May 28, 2017

Cassini Takes Most Dangerous Saturn Ring Dive Yet

The Cassini spacecraft completes its sixth dive between Saturn and its rings today (May 28), and this is the most dangerous dive yet. Instead of passing […]
March 5, 2017

NASA prevents probe’s collision with Martian moon Phobos

A tiny emergency maneuver will prevent the two from crashing into each other on March 6th. NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft and Phobos would have arrived at an […]
February 27, 2017

Virgin Galactic resumes SpaceShipTwo testing

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic resumed flight tests of its second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Feb. 24 after a two-month hiatus. The vehicle, attached to its WhiteKnightTwo carrier […]
February 21, 2017

NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, […]