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Mars MAVEN Hopes To Crack The Mystery Of Mars

If the weather cooperates, tomorrow will mark another step in our long journey toward the Red Planet, with the launch …

10 years ago


NASA Finally Reveals Cassini’s Stunning Big Pic Of Saturn

Back on July 19, NASA turned the Cassini orbiter around so that the craft faced its home world, and took …

10 years ago

Flight Of The Conchords’ Bret McKenzie Is Working On An Animated Series About NASA

For now, it seems like Flight of the Conchords, the musical/comedy duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are taking a …

10 years ago


SpaceX Is One Step Closer To Manned Flight Capability

Back in 2009, NASA began the Commercial Crew Program (CCP), designed to promote private sector development of human spaceflight. The …

10 years ago

Space Racers And NASA Aim To Take Over Preschool Entertainment

If you have children you’ve probably been inundated by one program after the other that teaches kids how to count, …

10 years ago

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NASA Prepares Orion For Unmanned Flight Tests

Despite the government shutdown, NASA was able to continue working on the Orion, NASA’s next manned spacecraft. Before any humans …

10 years ago


Asteroid That Zoomed Past Earth Last Month Probably Won’t Hit Us In 2032. Probably.

It seems that asteroid-related doomsday predictions have become a staple of science news. Yep, there are asteroids out there. Yep, …

10 years ago


President Jimmy Carter’s Voyager Letter To Any Theoretical Extraterrestrials Out There

The Voyager 1 probe made history last month when scientists agreed that it had finally, officially ventured beyond our solar …

10 years ago


Remote-Controlled Space Robots Will Work Better When They Can See The Future

While remote-controlled robots are awesome and can do loads of tasks that are too difficult and dangerous for humans, there’s …

10 years ago

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Scott Carpenter, The Second Man To Orbit The Earth, Has Passed Away At 88

As we enter a new era in space travel, we are reminded of those who pioneered the initial space race, …

10 years ago

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Juno Will Use Earth For A Gravitational Slingshot As It Heads To Jupiter

Even though NASA has been crippled by the government shutdown, maintaining enough staff and operations to keep our ISS astronauts …

10 years ago

Lego Curiosity

Legos Make Everything More Awesome, Even Space

Legos are easily one of the greatest inventions in human history. That may be bit much, a bit too hyperbolic, …

10 years ago


The Moon Is Covered In Human Feces

Those of you who saw Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity this past weekend—and if the box office numbers are any indication there …

10 years ago

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Scientists Spot Clouds On An Exoplanet

The search for potentially habitable planets not yet saddled by ridiculous government shutdowns (I’m going to keep bringing it up …

10 years ago


Seven Possible Scenarios For Manned Interstellar Travel

Since we learned that Voyager 1 has been in interstellar space for over a year, it’s become a bit easier …

10 years ago


NASA May Slam An Asteroid Down On The Moon Like A Giant Domino

Using up resources then getting rid of the evidence has become such prevalent behavior in the U.S. that we may …

10 years ago


The Ferrari Of Space Is In For One Hell Of A Crash

This is exactly what you should expect when you take a Ferrari into space. The European Space Agency’s GOCE (Gravity …

10 years ago

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NASA Funds Ten Space Tech Proposals

It’s good to see that even though NASA isn’t swimming (or flying) in dough, it’s still able to fund space …

10 years ago

Han Solo Spotted On Mercury And Incredible Blue Dunes On Mars

Everyone knows that once you go looking for something, you’re bound to find something that at least resembles what you’re …

10 years ago

NASA Will Pay You $18,000 To Stay In Bed

Have you ever had one of those mornings where you just don’t want to get out of bed? You know, …

10 years ago

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Voyager 1 Boldly (And Historically) Goes Into Interstellar Space

Voyager 1 has been journeying through space just longer than I’ve been journeying on Earth — 36 years. Now scientists …

10 years ago

Dwarf Planet Ceres May Have Ice, Could Be A Game Changer

There’s been a lot of hubbub lately about habitable planets, but most of the ones we’ve identified so far with …

10 years ago

NASA’s LADEE Moon Probe Puts On Show For The Eastern U.S.

Late Friday night, NASA launched a Minotaur V rocket carrying a lunar orbiter called LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment …

10 years ago

Solar-Powered Autonomous Greenhouse Could Produce Fresh Spinach On Mars

As plans for a Mars colony are underway, at least preliminarily and tentatively, scores of questions arise about the logistics …

10 years ago


Robotic 3D Printer Spiders Could Build The Spacecraft Of Tomorrow

We know that NASA has been talking about taking 3D printing into space for a little while now, and I’ll …

11 years ago


The Moon Shows New Evidence Of Subsurface Water

When it comes to space science, finding water on the moon has been something of a holy grail to astronomers …

11 years ago

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Quantum-Thruster Physics May Be The Key To Warp Drives

Faster-than-light technology is one of those sci-fi inventions that I frequently wish was reality (along with replicators). I’ll take a …

11 years ago

NASA Accepting Bids On Moon Mission Launch Platforms

Do you have a lot of money, a huge backyard and a key interest in space memorabilia? You’re in luck! …

11 years ago