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March 6, 2013

Curiosity rover back to normal after computer problem

NASA says the Curiosity rover is returning to normal after a memory glitch limited its activities. The space agency said Monday that the car-sized rover exited […]
March 6, 2013

Comet streaking close to Earth now visible in Northern Hemisphere

CAPE CANAVERAL — A recently discovered comet is closer than it’s ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it. […]
March 5, 2013

When NASA Blew Holes In Arizona for Apollo

NASA knew full well that the Apollo lunar landing missions were risky, and it took steps to minimize the chances of losing astronauts in space. Redundancies […]
March 5, 2013

Curiosity Chills Out In Safe Mode While NASA Analyzes Computer Glitch

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity paused its work over the weekend and is chilling in safe mode on Mars, while engineers on Earth try to resolve a computer glitch. […]
March 4, 2013

Could a Comet Hit Mars in 2014?

A recently discovered comet will make an uncomfortably-close planetary flyby next year — but this time it’s not Earth that’s in the cosmic crosshairs. According to […]
March 4, 2013

Mars Curiosity rover put into 'safe mode' after glitch

Nasa‘s Curiosity Mars rover has been put into “safe mode” after a computer glitch caused by corrupted files. The robot, which is analysing rock samples on […]
March 3, 2013

From Sputnik to TV Screens: A Brief History of Satellites

Chances are your life has been affected in some way by satellite technology – maybe you’ve zoomed into your house on an internet map, or perhaps […]
March 3, 2013

Space Station Grapples With a Dragon, Again

At 5:31 am ET Sunday morning, International Space Station astronauts guided the Canadarm2 robotic arm to an earlier-than-scheduled grappling maneuver with the SpaceX Dragon capsule. The […]
March 2, 2013

Elon Musk: SpaceX Dragon 'Back on Track'

After missing its scheduled rendezvous with the International Space Station, NASA’s freight  transportation company, Space Exploration Technologies says it is back on track, with all four […]