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January 12, 2013

NASA hires Bigelow Aerospace to put inflatable module on International Space Station

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to add one of its expandable modules to the International Space Station. The […]
January 12, 2013

SpaceX Aims for March 1 Dragon Launch

Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has requested a March 1 launch date from the Eastern Range, which operates the Cape Canaveral, Fla., spaceport from where the […]
January 12, 2013

From Science Fiction to Science Fact – The Sci-Fi Origins of Modern Technology

In 1486, leornodo Di Vinci, while under the patronage of LudoVico Sforca devised an armoured vehicle for use in the battlefield. In a letter to Sforca […]
January 12, 2013

Doomed Spacecraft Captures Awesome Close-Up Video of the Moon

Three days before the moon-orbiting Ebb spacecraft collided with a lunar mountain, its on-board cameras captured some striking images of the pockmarked moon’s northern hemisphere — from […]
January 11, 2013

Largest Spiral Galaxy Is Five Times Bigger Than Milky Way, NGC 6872 Study Suggests

Astronomers have crowned the universe’s largest known spiral galaxy, a spectacular behemoth five times bigger than our own Milky Way. The title-holder is now NGC 6872, […]
January 11, 2013

Let's Put An Asteroid In Orbit Around the Moon

In 2010, President Obama set a sky-high goal for NASA: to send a team of astronauts to visit a near-Earth asteroid (NEO) by 2025. But rather […]
January 10, 2013

Space Rock Star: Astronaut Chris Hadfield Becoming Canadian Celebrity

While Chris Hadfield continues to rack up mileage in space, the Canadian captain-to-be of the International Space Station also reached a different milestone Wednesday (Jan. 9): […]
January 10, 2013

U.S. spaceship ventures plan to send test pilots into orbit as early as 2015

Americans could be flying into orbit on U.S.-built spaceships again as early as 2015 — but the first fliers won’t be NASA astronauts or millionaire space tourists. Instead, […]
January 9, 2013

Alien asteroid belt discovery could reveal hidden planets

Astronomers have discovered a giant asteroid belt circling the bright star Vega, a find that may ultimately reveal an entire solar system of planets, scientists say. […]