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December 13, 2012

Hazardous' asteroid flies by Earth this week

A five-kilometre wide asteroid is zipping past Earth this week, giving stargazers a show and doomsayers a bit of a scare. The hunk of rock, dubbed […]
December 13, 2012

Jack Knox: Third mission in space, another first for Hadfield

When astronaut Chris Hadfield blasts off for the International Space Station next week, tucked behind his head in the cramped Soyuz capsule will be a brand […]
December 12, 2012

How to Train for Long-Duration Spaceflight, with Chris Hadfield

On December 19, 2012, a trio of Expedition 34 crewmembers are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and head towards their home in […]
December 12, 2012

North Korea defies warnings in rocket launch success

North Korea has successfully launched a long-range rocket, defying international warnings. The Unha-3 rocket, launched at 09:49 local time (00:49 GMT), appears to have followed its […]
December 11, 2012

Potentially hazardous asteroid to fly by earth tomorrow

In two days, Earth is going to have a close call with a huge asteroid, one that, if it were to hit, could easily threaten human civilization as […]
December 11, 2012

Private spaceship builders split $30M in NASA funds

NASA has awarded $30 million to help three private companies ensure that their astronaut taxis are safe and reliable, agency officials announced Monday. Boeing, SpaceX and […]
December 10, 2012

To reach final frontier, NASA can't go it alone

Washington: If NASA wants to help humans boldly go where no man has gone before, the US space agency must work with other countries, say experts who […]
December 9, 2012

Obituary: Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore was the monocled surveyor of the sky who awakened in millions of people an interest in galactic goings on. His love of astronomy began […]
December 9, 2012

NASA risks space leadership

Years of trying to do too many things with too little money have put NASA at risk of ceding its leadership in space exploration to other […]