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December 9, 2012

NASA 'dusts off' its Apollo archives

A team of scientists at NSSDC, NASA’s permanent archive for space science mission data, restored data from the missions’ dust detectors which recorded information about the […]
December 9, 2012

Curiosity rover landing leaves mess on Mars

Nasa’s Curiosity rover has snapped some amazing craters on the Red Planet – but here’s one it made itself! To get the rover to Mars safely, […]
December 8, 2012

Golden Spike space-tourism company: ‘To the moon!’

  It had to happen: A start-up company is offering rides to the moon. Book your seat now — though it’s going to set you back […]
December 8, 2012

40 years later, Apollo 17's Blue Marble leaves a mark on our memory

It’s been exactly 40 years since NASA sent astronauts to the moon for the last time, and even though more than half of all Americans weren’t […]
December 8, 2012

Space bursts provide insight to 'theory of everything'

Light from some of the universe’s most energetic explosions is allowing scientists to probe the nature of space-time, according to new observations of so-called gamma-ray bursts […]
December 8, 2012

NASA: Mayan Apocalypse a Myth, 2012 Won't be the End of the World

Possible teenage suicide pacts and the potential for traumatizing fear in young children has prompted The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to release a video […]
December 8, 2012

Can Golden Spike make it to the moon?

It’s been 40 years since Apollo 17 made the last manned voyage to the moon. Now, a group of former NASA executives is trying to make […]
December 8, 2012

Canadian astronaut packs new wedding ring for space station trip

MONTREAL — So what exactly does an astronaut bring with him on a visit to the International Space Station that could last up to six months? […]
December 7, 2012

Private firm plans to sell $1.5 billion trips to the moon

WASHINGTON – Attention wealthy nations and billionaires: A team of former NASA executives will fly you to the moon in an out-of-this-world commercial venture combining the […]