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  • JPL's new parking garage marks a successful mission on Earth

    JPL's new parking garage marks a successful mission on Earth
    Officials from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently celebrated with local city officials and employees the completion of a five-story, 1,450-space parking structure that has been part of the facility's master plan for nearly 50 years. In a...
  • As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds

    As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds
    Even stars can get lost in space. Scientists who shot a rocket up beyond Earth’s atmosphere for a matter of minutes have made a remarkable discovery about the diffuse background light that permeates the universe: As many as half of all stars may...
  • NASA readies Orion for 'first step to Mars'

    NASA readies Orion for 'first step to Mars'
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — NASA is preparing to launch its next-generation, deep-space capsule Orion next month on its first spaceflight, a mission that a NASA administrator Thursday called "our first step in our journey to Mars." At a briefing,...
  • Initial probe of unmanned rocket explosion points to engines, exec says

    Initial probe of unmanned rocket explosion points to engines, exec says
    An initial investigation of last week's explosion of an unmanned rocket bound for the space station is pointing to a failure of the decades-old Russian engines used to launch it, Orbital Sciences Corp. executives said Wednesday. As a result, Orbital...
  • Antares launches from Wallops on hold till 2016

    Antares launches from Wallops on hold till 2016
    Skywatchers in Hampton Roads are out of luck for a while. Orbital Sciences Corp. is vowing to complete its four remaining cargo missions for NASA to the International Space Station despite last week's explosion of the unmanned Antares rocket — but...
  • Orbital-led team to investigate Antares rocket explosion

    Orbital-led team to investigate Antares rocket explosion
    Orbital Sciences Corp. has assembled a team of experts to find out why an unmanned Antares rocket suffered a catastrophic failure seconds after lift-off from Wallops Island last week. The rocket exploded seconds after leaving the launch pad at the Mid-...
  • Hubble spies the ghostly remains of a galactic horror show in space

    Hubble spies the ghostly remains of a galactic horror show in space
    Space can be a spooky place, if you know where to look. In the image above, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures the ghostly remains of a galactic horror show that occurred billions of light years away in a group of galaxies known as Pandora's...
  • NASA comes to Howard Community College for forum on climate change data

    NASA comes to Howard Community College for forum on climate change data
    Scientists who observe the Earth from space say data they collect show that climate change is affecting the planet's landscape. With a goal of sharing that data with the public, a forum titled "Changing Landscapes Observed from Space" will open to the...
  • Hydrogen-detecting innovation earns national honors

    Hydrogen-detecting innovation earns national honors
    A hydrogen-detecting pigment attached to tape, developed by a team of scientists at the University of Central Florida and NASA'S John F. Kennedy Space Center, has been selected as one of the year's top new technologies. The invention, called...
  • NASA spacecraft around Mars send back images of comet Siding Spring

    NASA spacecraft around Mars send back images of comet Siding Spring
    NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has released the first resolved images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus -- and it's a lot smaller than people expected. The nucleus of the comet that zoomed past the Red Planet on Sunday appears to be about half its...
  • Despite rocket explosion, Wallops Island seen as force for economic growth

    Despite rocket explosion, Wallops Island seen as force for economic growth
    As the countdown to the ill-fated Wallops Island rocket launch began Tuesday evening, Todd Burbage directed his gaze skyward into the sunset. "I heard a boom and saw a plume of smoke," said Burbage, a local real estate developer watching from a dock in...