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December 25, 2012

Astronaut Chris Hadfield records song in space

Is there anything that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield can’t do? Earlier today Hadfield, 53, posted the first song ever recorded in space to Soundcloud and YouTube. Titled “Jewel […]
December 24, 2012

Tau Ceti another interstellar target

Tau Ceti recently crashed into the headlines after it was announced that a system of five worlds may be in orbit around the star. Although the exoplanets have […]
December 24, 2012

Space X Shows Off Its Grasshopper Test Flight

Since NASA retired its space shuttle program, there has been a big, rocket-sized hole in our hearts. Several private companies like Virgin Galactic are trying to fill that […]
December 24, 2012

Contact: Fact or Fictional?

One of the questions astronomers always get from people is, “What movie depicts science the most accurately?” Most of us usually say, 2001: A Space Odyssey, which […]
December 24, 2012

Soyuz Spacecraft Docks at Space Station

A Russian-built Soyuz TMA-07M carrying a Russian, an American and a Canadian docked with the International Space Station Friday (December 21). The Soyuz’s crew of Canadian […]
December 24, 2012

Was NASA's New Space Suit Inspired by Buzz Lightyear?

A prototype space suit developed by NASA wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Toy Story. That’s because the suit, called Z-1, bears an uncanny resemblance to […]
December 23, 2012

Opportunity finds rich clay deposits

NASA’s long-lived Mars rover Opportunity that beat newcomer sister probe Curiosity to an area containing water-formed clay minerals, has found that the spot may be far […]
December 23, 2012

Orion assemblage on track for 2014 Launch

NASA is thrusting forward and making steady progress toward launch of the first space-bound Orion crew capsule -designed to carry astronauts to deep space. The agency aims for a […]
December 23, 2012

NASA offers free e-book for iPad owners

What a nice holiday gift from NASA: it’s an interactive e-book available in the iBookstore called Hubble Space Telescope: Discoveries, featuring beautiful images, video and animations relating […]