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March 14, 2016

Meet the First Civilian to Successfully Launch a Rocket Into Space

In 1964, high school dropout Ky Michaelson strapped rockets to a motorcycle and successfully rode it down a speedway. Next, he added rockets to a snowmobile […]
August 26, 2015

Momentum for Mars: Astronauts say mission is inevitable

This is what Mars would look like to an astronaut arriving there for the first time. To be there would be inspiring, and intimidating; it would be a […]
June 25, 2014

Tokyo robot museum guides look eerily human

The new robot guides at a Tokyo museum look so eerily human and speak so smoothly they almost outdo people — almost. Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi […]
June 6, 2014

Lunar Rocks Are First Direct Evidence of Collision That Formed Moon

Newly analyzed lunar rocks have revealed the first direct evidence of the ancient smashup that created the moon, bolstering a long-held theory. The rocks were gathered […]
May 27, 2014

Kickstarting the Youngest Astronomers with “Universe in a Box”

Most children are naturally interested in science. And if you’ve ever heard a five-year-old recite complicated dinosaur names, or all the planets in the Solar System […]
January 21, 2014

Spacecraft wakes, calls home

Waking up after almost three years of hibernation, a comet-chasing spacecraft sent its first signal back to Earth on Monday, prompting cheers from scientists who hope […]
September 2, 2013

Regrowing human body parts: The dream comes within reach

For centuries, humans have dreamt of the day when we could grow new body parts to replace the ones we lost, just like salamanders that can […]
July 26, 2013

Flawless Launch of Alphasat

Alphasat, Europe’s largest and most sophisticated telecommunications satellite, was launched into its planned orbit today from Kourou, French Guiana. The Ariane 5 ECA rocket, operated by […]