| Nov 23, 2013
| 9:47 AM
WASHINGTON — Never before has the final frontier looked more like the Wild West.
With NASA in a down period, private space companies have stepped in with plans that range from the boldly innovative to the potentially absurd.
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:01 PM
In a room with concrete block walls from which he can barely see the sky, Drake Deming explores the heavens.
Several days a week he can be found in his office at the University of Maryland, College Park, surrounded by three computer screens, analyzing...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:37 PM
And she's off!
India's space agency successfully launched its 3,000-pound Mars Orbiter Mission probe on Tuesday, and you can watch video of it leaving Earth in a cloud of smoke in the box above.
The spacecraft lifted off early Tuesday morning. It will...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:18 AM
By Susan Thomas
LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Mining in space is moving from
science fiction to commercial reality but metals magnates on
this planet need not fear a mountain of extraterrestrial supply
- the aim is to fuel human voyages deeper into the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Mars is a cold and dusty place with no known life.
But scientists believe that the planet was once more like Earth, with a warm climate that supported oceans and lakes.
The NASA spacecraft MAVEN will explore the Mars’ atmosphere in a quest to find...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Cubesas launched into orbit Tuesday evening from MARS on Wallops Island are beginning to operate as planned, NASA said Wednesday.
Of 28 nanosatellites aboard the Minotaur I, the space agency confirmed that 11 are up and running, sending signals back...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:26 PM
A rocket streaked through the sky Tuesday night in Maryland and for hundreds of miles across the eastern U.S. as NASA launched a mission from the Delmarva peninsula.
An Air Force Minotaur I rocket lifted off at 8:15 p.m. from NASA's Wallops Flight...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:36 PM
A rocket could streak through the sky tonight in Pennsylvania and for hundreds of miles across the eastern U.S. as NASA launches a mission from the Delmarva peninsula.
An Air Force Minotaur I rocket is scheduled to lift off at 8:15 p.m. from NASA's...
| Nov 8, 2013
Stroll end to end at IndieCade, a now-annual game festival and conference in Culver City, and there’s as much for the spectator as there is for the player.
Look right, and four people are walking around with robots on their heads, walk left and...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Is the Earth a “cosmic freak” or a planetary average Joe around our galactic neighborhood? UC Berkeley astronomer Geoff Marcy says we’re in good company.
With some clever sleight of hand, scientists using Kepler data have calculated...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:52 AM
[Updated, 10:41 a.m. Nov. 18: Success! The Atlas V rocket, carrying MAVEN on its mission to Mars, lifted off this morning just as the launch window opened.
Social media lighted up as the robotic explorer left the launchpad at Cape Canaveral. This is...