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December 7, 2012

Chris Hadfield ready for 'surreal' space station odyssey

Astronaut in quarantine before blasting off in Russian capsule When Chris Hadfield was a southern Ontario farmboy dreaming of being an astronaut, it just couldn’t happen. […]
December 6, 2012

NASA on verge of losing its edge, report says

Given an undefined vision and financial uncertainty, NASA could lose its leadership role in space exploration to other nations, a National Research Council analysis concludes. Years […]
December 6, 2012

Musk's SpaceX gets foot in door of US secret 'black' space program

Internet space cowboy Elon Musk has scored two lucrative military contracts from the US Air Force, which could be stepping stones into the hugely lucrative ‘black’ […]
December 5, 2012

GPS Tracks Nuke Tests

You may be carrying in your pocket the technology to detect clandestine nuclear tests. New research into GPS disturbances high up in Earth’s ionosphere reveals that […]
December 3, 2012

Are Volcano's on Venus erupting?

Volcanic eruptions could be the source of large changes in the sulphur dioxide levels in the atmosphere of Venus, say scientists studying data from a satellite […]
December 3, 2012

Curiosity finds organics on Mars, but possibly not of Mars

A chance comment to a journalist by Grotzinger last month caused a welter of speculation that native organic compounds had been found. Such was the fuss […]
December 2, 2012

Lawmakers want NASA center renamed after Neil Armstrong

An effort to rename a NASA flight research center after the late moonwalker Neil Armstrong was relaunched this week in Congress. U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, […]
December 2, 2012

Do Robots Rule The Galaxy?

Astronomy news this week bolstered the idea that the seeds of life are all over our solar system. NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft identified carbon compounds at Mercury’s […]
December 1, 2012

Update Set in San Francisco About Curiosity Mars Rover

PASADENA, Calif. — The next news conference about the NASA Mars rover Curiosity will be held at 9 a.m. PST (12 p.m. EST) Monday, Dec. 3, […]