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  • Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program

    Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse — with national pride and billions of dollars at stake. The setbacks threaten to erode Russia's leading position in...
  • Back home on Earth: SpaceX craft returns from space station

    A SpaceX Dragon capsule is back on Earth with a full load of cargo, after a quick trip home from the International Space Station. The capsule, containing more than 3,000 pounds of experiments and equipment, splashed into the Pacific just off the Southern...
  • Where to get a stellar view of Saturn this weekend

    Where to get a stellar view of Saturn this weekend
    Want a stellar view of Saturn, its rings and moons? The giant planet will be directly opposite the sun with the Earth in between on Friday night and early Saturday morning. The celestial event, called Saturn's Opposition to the Sun, also is when...
  • Panel OKs $51B for Justice, NASA over Democratic protests

    A GOP-controlled House panel Wednesday approved a $51 billion measure providing the Justice Department and NASA with modest budget hikes, but the legislation falls well short of what's needed to win President Barack Obama's signature. The measure cuts...
  • 'Lunacy!': Jackalope Theatre pulls off fake moon landing

    'Lunacy!': Jackalope Theatre pulls off fake moon landing
    Taking a break from railing against the purported roundness of our planet, the Flat Earth Society was one of the first groups to argue that the six Apollo moon landings all were fakes, and that no man ever walked on the moon. In the 1970s — not...
  • Air Force launches hush-hush mini-shuttle into space

    A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit Wednesday, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments. The Air Force launched its unmanned mini-shuttle late Wednesday morning. An Atlas V rocket lifted it up and out over the Atlantic. This...
  • Supercomputers a hidden power center of Silicon Valley

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Silicon Valley is famed for spawning the desktop, mobile and cloud computing revolutions. What is less well known is that it's one of the nerve centers for building the world's fastest number-crunchers. Once confined to big national...
  • Air Force mystery space plane poised for Wed. launch

    A mini military space plane is poised for liftoff Wednesday on another long orbital test flight. But as usual, the Air Force isn't saying much about the unmanned mission. This will be the fourth flight of an X-37B space plane, a secretive, experimental...
  • Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch

    A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia's troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures. The rocket, a...
  • Go Away With ... Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Go Away With ... Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson never dreamed that he would grow up to be a television personality. Besides having guested on shows such as "The Big Bang Theory" and "Stargate: Atlantis," he is the host of the National Geographic Channel's "StarTalk."...
  • Northwest Indian College launches space center

    Six years ago, a handful of Northwest Indian College robotics students were looking for something to do when they came up with what they considered a relatively easy and fun idea: launching rockets. They didn't have much money, so they built water...