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  • How does a year in space affect the body? Identical twins Mark and Scott Kelly will find out

    How does a year in space affect the body? Identical twins Mark and Scott Kelly will find out
    How does a long-term space mission affect the human body? Identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly are about to find out. The 50-year-old brothers have signed on for a first-ever NASA study in 2015 that places one twin — Scott — aboard...
  • Along with cutting-edge research comes costly overhead for Hopkins, other institutions

    Along with cutting-edge research comes costly overhead for Hopkins, other institutions
    Along with the Johns Hopkins University's distinction for its nation-leading haul of federal research dollars comes another for charging the government more for utilities, administrative staff and real estate than any other institution. The federal...
  • Bipartisan effort would create task force to combat metal theft

    Bipartisan effort would create task force to combat metal theft
    SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers for years have been battling ravenous metal thieves, who pull copper wires out of street lights, grab rebar from construction sites, and steal pumps and other costly equipment from farmers' fields. Now, a...
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch

    Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch
    NASA’s elderly Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flipped into “safe mode” on Sunday after an unexpected computing glitch caused the spacecraft to switch from its main computer to its backup. The 8-year-old satellite, which left Earth in...
  • Keeping James Webb Space Telescope on track, budget a complex task

    Keeping James Webb Space Telescope on track, budget a complex task
    At NASA Goddard Space Flight Center last month, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and space agency Administrator Charles Bolden stressed the importance of maintaining budget support for the James Webb Space Telescope, keeping it on track for a 2018 launch....
  • 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....
  • NASA astronaut speaks at La Crescenta Elementary

    NASA astronaut speaks at La Crescenta Elementary
    NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson told a large group of La Crescenta Elementary students on Thursday what it’s like to be in space, sharing everything from what type of food she ate to how she exercised in zero-gravity. The Arcadia-born...
  • It may be a very long lunar night for China's Jade Rabbit moon rover

    It may be a very long lunar night for China's Jade Rabbit moon rover
    China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover experienced a “mechanical control abnormality” over the weekend, according to the official Xinhua news agency, just as it was set to go to "sleep" for the long lunar night. "Goodnight, Earth. Goodnight,...
  • Russian astronauts install Canadian cameras on space station

    Russian astronauts install Canadian cameras on space station
    Russian cosmonauts whose first attempt to install two high-tech cameras outside the International Space Station was thwarted by cabling issues last month made a second spacewalk Monday to finish the job – with mixed results. The high-resolution...
  • 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,...