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  • Grand finale: NASA spacecraft LADEE crashes on dark side of moon

    Grand finale: NASA spacecraft LADEE crashes on dark side of moon
    NASA’s LADEE mission ended with a bang when the spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface Thursday. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer smashed into the dark side of the moon between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m., according to NASA officials....
  • Return of the Jade Rabbit: China's moon rover back in action

    Return of the Jade Rabbit: China's moon rover back in action
    BEIJING -- China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover, feared to have suffered some irreparable technical difficulties, may yet have some spring in its step. In late January, Chinese authorities said the rover -- which arrived on the moon in mid-December --...
  • Ganymede mapped: See best map yet of our solar system's largest moon

    Ganymede mapped: See best map yet of our solar system's largest moon
    Scientists have a new map -- the best created so far -- of the largest moon in our solar system, Ganymede, and it is both beautiful and revealing. Ganymede is technically a satellite of Jupiter, but it is really a world unto itself. It is bigger than...
  • NASA solves mystery of jelly doughnut rock on Mars: 'We drove over it'

    NASA solves mystery of jelly doughnut rock on Mars: 'We drove over it'
    The mystery of the jelly doughnut-shaped rock that seemed to materialize on Mars is a mystery no more. After taking a close look at the small white rock with a deep red center dubbed "Pinnacle Island," a research team has determined it is not a fungus-...
  • The International Space Station, through the astronauts' eyes

    The International Space Station, through the astronauts' eyes
    Anyone who thinks the U.S. space program is done with and permanently parked at the California Science Center in the form of the space shuttle Endeavour hasn’t heard NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and aerospace engineer Camille Alleyne (yes,...
  • Downey space museum is struggling to survive

    Downey space museum is struggling to survive
    Bob Thompson fondly remembers when Downey was buzzing with pride and payrolls as a major hub for work on the Apollo space program and the construction site for six space shuttles. "Since the beginning of time, we had all these world leaders who looked...
  • Cygnus spacecraft finesses first resupply mission to the space station

    Cygnus spacecraft finesses first resupply mission to the space station
    Orbital Science's Cygnus cargo craft finessed its first operational mission to the International Space Station. The Cygnus commercial freighter launched from Wallops Island in January, berthed with the station and delivered nearly 3,000 pounds of food,...
  • Kid Cudi releases surprise album, 'Satellite Flight'

    Kid Cudi releases surprise album, 'Satellite Flight'
    Offering just a few hours' notice, Kid Cudi surprised fans by issuing a new album at midnight. Late Monday, the alt-rapper began dropping hints via Twitter that his latest, “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon,” would soon arrive....
  • Kennedy Space Center: New up-close tour debuts

    Kennedy Space Center: New up-close tour debuts
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has added a new "up-close" tour, which debuted Monday, the day after its Vehicle Assembly Building tour wrapped up. The new KSC Up-Close Explore Tour has a stop outside the front of the VAB, along with breaks on...
  • NASA still not sure why astronaut's helmet filled with water

    NASA still not sure why astronaut's helmet filled with water
    Last summer astronaut Luca Parmitano came perilously close to drowning in space after more than a liter of water leaked into his helmet. Today NASA officials said they are still trying to figure out what went wrong. The near-drowning occurred July...
  • United Way wants a new home to reflect its new mission

    United Way wants a new home to reflect its new mission
    United Way of Central Maryland is looking for a new home, a move leaders hope will embody the charity's shift from a funnel for corporate dollars into a hands-on partner of service organizations. When the emphasis was on corporate fundraising, "of course...