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  • PHOTOS: Hubble's turn to smile, marks 25 years in orbit

    Hubble, it's your turn to smile for the cameras! Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's launch into orbit. One of NASA's grandest achievements, Hubble has peered into the far recesses of the universe and provided humbling...
  • Student experiments set to launch Saturday from NASA Wallops

    Student experiments set to launch Saturday from NASA Wallops
    A science rocket is set to launch Saturday morning from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore, packed with experiments created by college students, including from Virginia Tech. The Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket is...
  • AT&T returns to space through DirecTV deal

    Half a century after helping launch the satellite communications industry, and later retreating, AT&T is on the verge of getting back into space. Big. When its deal for DirecTV closes, possibly by midyear, the Dallas-based telecom giant will own a...
  • Hubble Space Telescope marking 25th anniversary in orbit

    One of NASA's crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week. With 1 million-plus observations, including those of some of the farthest and oldest galaxies ever beheld by humanity, no man-made satellite has touched...
  • Reports explain environmental impacts, cause of Antares rocket explosion

    Reports explain environmental impacts, cause of Antares rocket explosion
    Nearly six months after an Antares rocket exploded just after lift-off from Virginia's spaceport, a state environmental study is finally complete and a separate company-led investigation into the cause of the disaster is close to identifying an official...
  • A little liquid water still on Mars? Curiosity finds signs of brines

    A little liquid water still on Mars? Curiosity finds signs of brines
    Tasting the air and testing the temperature, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has shown that there could potentially be salty water currently beneath the Red Planet’s surface. If the brine does exist, there’s not much, it occurs only...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson's theory: 'StarTalk' can make science hip

    Neil deGrasse Tyson's theory: 'StarTalk' can make science hip
    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the American face of science, has a new talk show — or rather, he has an old talk show moving from the Internet to television Monday. It's called "StarTalk," a science-and-comedy rap session he has hosted since...
  • Innovations Fuel Mars mission

    With the launch of the Orion spacecraft on its first flight in December, NASA took a giant step toward the future of human space exploration. NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton contributed critical elements to the mission, including a launch...
  • Study scans 100,000 galaxies for signs of alien life

    Study scans 100,000 galaxies for signs of alien life
    A study published by Penn State scientists used NASA’s Wide-field Infared Survey Explorer (WISE) images to study galaxies for extraterrestrial life and came up empty, for now. The team was looking for mid-infrared wavelengths hoping that if a...
  • NASA manager to join Tupper Awards

    NASA manager to join Tupper Awards
    Kent Kellogg, project manager for NASA’s Soil Moisture Mapping Project Mission (SMAP), will speak on the mission and its science and applications at the annual Les Tupper Community Service Awards at 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, at Jet Propulsion...
  • Before Messenger crashes on Mercury, NASA bids spacecraft farewell

    Before Messenger crashes on Mercury, NASA bids spacecraft farewell
    NASA’s Messenger spacecraft is about to end its mission with a bang. After spending more than four years and 4,100 orbits circling the closest planet to the sun, the satellite will crash into Mercury’s crater-pocked surface April 30. NASA...