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January 1, 2013

Is NASA Lost in Space or Aimed at Asteroid?

A report this month from the National Research Council (NRC) has called NASA’s overall trajectory into question. It pointed out the national disagreement over the U.S. […]
December 31, 2012

Backers of effort to build spaceport in Texas seek state funding help, concede tight budget

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Texas space aficionados hope rockets will someday be launched into orbit from a beachside site near the U.S.-Mexico border, but a tight state […]
December 31, 2012

2013 could be the best year for comet spotting in generations

A comet set to pass by the Earth could be the brightest in memory, and it’s not the only one coming for a visit next year. […]
December 30, 2012

Road trip on tap for NASA's Mars rover in the new year

PASADENA, Calif. — Since captivating the world with its acrobatic landing, the Mars rover Curiosity has fallen into a rhythm: Drive, snap pictures, zap at boulders, scoop up […]
December 30, 2012

NASA Encourages Public to Explore Its Curiosity With New Rover-Themed Badge on Foursquare

WASHINGTON — NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help the public unlock its scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge. […]
December 30, 2012

How Nasa gave us the images that shine new light on Earth – and beyond

It’s 50 years since the first interplanetary probe, and this year’s stunning pictures from across the solar system show how far space technology has come This […]
December 29, 2012

There’s a good reason they called us the ‘wild and crazy guys’

The National Post re-imagines a week in the life of a newsmaker. Today, Tristin Hopper looks at the week through the eyes of Chris Hadfield, the […]
December 28, 2012

Rover Snaps Stunning Self Portrait In Front Of Martian Mountain

NASA has snapped its most amazing self-portrait yet of the Curiosity rover on Mars, showing the robot posing with its ultimate destination: a huge Martian mountain. […]
December 28, 2012

NASA’s Recon Orbiter Is The Most Important Thing We’ve Ever Thrown At Mars

The Opportunity, Spirit, and Curiosity rovers may get the headlines for their craters clamoring exploits but it’s NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, quietly observing the planet turn from 286 kilometres up, […]