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  • SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from Florida

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to deliver a cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA. The 208-foot (63-meter) tall booster, built and...
  • Astronomers find gigantic black hole -- in a teeny tiny galaxy

    Astronomers find gigantic black hole -- in a teeny tiny galaxy
    Sometimes big surprises come wrapped in tiny galactic packages. That’s the strange find from a team of astronomers who discovered an enormous supermassive black hole in a very unlikely place: at the center of an ultracompact dwarf galaxy. The...
  • ‘Destiny’ review: Mars is lovely; too bad about the war

     
    THE PLAYER The opening moments of “Destiny” are mesmerizing. It’s a Mars landing, complete with sparkling views of our galaxy […]...
  • SpaceX rocket to deliver new payloads to ISS

    SpaceX rocket to deliver new payloads to ISS
    SpaceX plans to launch its next International Space Station resupply rocket early Saturday morning, carrying hurricane-monitoring equipment and science materials for experiments from Sanford-Burnham Institute, the University of Central Florida and a...
  • Robert W. Halli Sr., mechanical engineer

    Robert W. Halli Sr., mechanical engineer
    Robert W. Halli Sr., a retired mechanical engineer who worked for NASA and earlier for the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River, died Sept. 8 at Stella Maris Hospice of heart failure. He was 100. The son of Florence Casper "Flo" Halli, a shipping...
  • Boeing, SpaceX win new 'space taxi' contracts

    Boeing, SpaceX win new 'space taxi' contracts
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — The next generation of America's manned spacecraft will be produced and operated by the private space-transportation companies Boeing and SpaceX, NASA said Tuesday. The announcement means astronauts could be sent into...
  • NASA contracts with SpaceX and Boeing for space transport

    NASA contracts with SpaceX and Boeing for space transport
    The United States took its first major step to returning to manned space flight as NASA awarded up to $6.8 billion to aerospace giant Boeing and California-based SpaceX to launch astronauts into space. In a throwback to the golden age of space flight,...
  • Boeing, SpaceX poised to build 'space taxis' for NASA

    Boeing, SpaceX poised to build 'space taxis' for NASA
    NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson said on Tuesday. The U.S. space...
  • NASA's hunt for dangerous asteroids falls short, report shows

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - NASA won't meet a congressionally ordered goal to find 90 percent of nearby and potentially dangerous asteroids larger than 460 feet (140 meters) in diameter, the agency's Inspector General said on Monday. The shortfall...
  • Global Hawks wrapping up 3-year mission at NASA's Wallops

    Global Hawks wrapping up 3-year mission at NASA's Wallops
    The working life of the big Global Hawk drone aircraft is spent skimming the tops of hurricanes, soaring at 60,000 feet through the untroubled stratosphere for hours and hours on end, eyeing the maelstrom just below. "Just steamin' and dreamin'," said...
  • Google to test cars without a driver

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Google plans to begin testing its new prototype of a self-driving car which, unlike earlier models, doesn't require a back-up driver at NASA's Ames Research Center, just a few miles from the tech company's headquarters, space...