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  • Langley Field played pioneering role in American aviation and remade Hampton

    Langley Field played pioneering role in American aviation and remade Hampton
    Few real estate deals have had more impact on the history of Hampton and the north shore of Hampton Roads than the sale of 1,659 acres of Back River farmland that unfolded during the last weeks of 1916. Engineered by a small group of local businessmen,...
  • NASA's MAVEN mission blasts off to solve major Martian mystery

    NASA's MAVEN mission blasts off to solve major Martian mystery
    A rocket carrying NASA's MAVEN spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 1:28 p.m. ET Monday, on a mission to answer a profound mystery about Mars' planetary evolution: What happened to the atmosphere? The agency’s latest robotic explorer will...
  • Houston has a problem with International Space Station; may require spacewalk

    Houston has a problem with International Space Station; may require spacewalk
    A cooling system failure aboard the International Space Station may require a spacewalk, NASA officials said Wednesday. One of two ammonia cooling loops on the station's exterior shut down Wednesday morning, NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean said. “...
  • Chinese spacecraft gets a close look at Asteroid Toutatis [Photo]

    Chinese spacecraft gets a close look at Asteroid Toutatis [Photo]
    Space rock, or space rocks? A new study of asteroid 4179 Toutatis suggests the large asteroid that zips past Earth every four years is actually a collection of rocky fragments held together by gravity. "We may conclude that Toutatis is not a monolith,...
  • Water geysers erupt on Europa! Could Jupiter's icy moon host life?

    Water geysers erupt on Europa! Could Jupiter's icy moon host life?
    Jupiter’s icy moon Europa squirts water like a squishy bath toy when it’s squeezed by the gas giant’s gravity, scientists say. Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, they caught two 124-mile-tall geysers of water vapor spewing out...
  • NASA astronaut: Spacewalk to fix ISS system would be 'exciting'

    NASA astronaut: Spacewalk to fix ISS system would be 'exciting'
    A malfunctioning cooling system part on the International Space Station may require an astronaut spacewalk to fix it if the team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston can’t get the system back up and running, according to NASA officials....
  • Chinese lunar probe makes first soft landing on moon since 1976

    Chinese lunar probe makes first soft landing on moon since 1976
    BEIJING -- China landed an unmanned exploration vehicle on the moon Saturday, becoming the third country to do so after the United States and the former Soviet Union decades ago. After days in orbit around the moon, the lunar probe known as Chang’...
  • China state media posts images from moon rover

    BEIJING – Chinese state media early Sunday began transmitting images and video taken by its moon rover, a gold-hued unmanned exploration vehicle named the Jade Rabbit after the story of a mythological Chinese moon goddess who kept a pet rabbit....
  • Success! China's Chang'e 3 lands on moon, snaps pic of Jade Rabbit

    Success! China's Chang'e 3 lands on moon, snaps pic of Jade Rabbit
    China’s Chang’e 3 spacecraft successfully touched down on the moon and deployed  the "Jade Rabbit" rover, and now the pair have now sent their first images back to Earth. The color photographs, which the rover and lander took of each other,...
  • The Antares rocket gets ready to roll

    The Antares rocket gets ready to roll
    The Antares rocket — ready to roll! The Antares is rolled out to the launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island in the wee hours Tuesday, preparing for its launch to the International Space Station, now scheduled...
  • Rocket launch from Delmarva delayed by space station repairs

    Rocket launch from Delmarva delayed by space station repairs
    UPDATE: The mission has been postponed because of repairs needed to a pump on the International Space Station, according to NASA. Crew members aboard the space station are slated to take space walks Dec. 21, 23 and 25 to replace the pump, used to keep...