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  • Simsbury High Grad Writer Behind Film 'Spare Parts'

    Simsbury High Grad Writer Behind Film 'Spare Parts'
    Eleven years ago, four high school boys from Phoenix won a nationwide robotics competition sponsored by NASA, beating students from MIT, among other competitors. They became science-world darlings, a team of undocumented immigrant teenagers from Mexico...
  • Space station evacuation ends; crew returns to work after ammonia scare

    Space station evacuation ends; crew returns to work after ammonia scare
    Crew members aboard the International Space Station have returned to the American segment  they were forced evacuate early  Wednesday due to fear of a possible ammonia leak. NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore, commander of the current mission, and Terry...
  • Md. native, astronauts return to American section of International Space Station

    Md. native, astronauts return to American section of International Space Station
    Astronauts including Columbia native Terry Virts returned to the U.S.-operated section of the International Space Station on Wednesday afternoon, hours after evacuating over fears of an ammonia leak. Virts, fellow NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore and...
  • Astronauts flee U.S. side of space station but no sign of leak

    In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said there was no leak of ammonia coolant and a computer problem likely set off the false alarm....
  • Six science stories we can't wait to follow in 2015

    Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science. From solar system exploration to new adventures in particle physics...
  • NASA team hacks Opportunity to treat Mars rover's amnesia

    NASA team hacks Opportunity to treat Mars rover's amnesia
    NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has been working well into its golden years – after nearly 11 years roaming the Red Planet, it has survived more than 40 times past its warranty. But now, this trusty veteran explorer is experiencing some...
  • NASA space probe sends back first pictures of Pluto in 2015

    NASA space probe sends back first pictures of Pluto in 2015
    NASA's New Horizons space probe has sent back some new images of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon as seen from more than 126,000 miles away. Over the coming months, the grand piano sized spacecraft will take thousands of pictures...
  • Supermoon eclipse, meteor showers on 2015 skywatching calendar

    Supermoon eclipse, meteor showers on 2015 skywatching calendar
    The highlight of 2015 for skywatchers could be the coincidence of a "supermoon" and a late-night full lunar eclipse in September. Otherwise, there are plenty of chances to see distant planets and shooting stars. There are also sure to be sightings of...
  • JPL scientist killed in Van Nuys plane crash aided 'extreme' exploration

    JPL scientist killed in Van Nuys plane crash aided  'extreme' exploration
    Alberto Enrique Behar dedicated his career to the idea that there was no place too hot, too cold or too remote for science. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Arizona State University, he developed robotic instruments that investigated...
  • SpaceX launch set for Tuesday

    SpaceX launch set for Tuesday
    SpaceX and NASA plan to launch a rocket Tuesday morning to send supplies and equipment to the International Space Station — the first such mission since another company's effort blew up in Virginia in October. The SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 is set to...
  • Before explosion, NASA knew aging Soviet engines posed risks

    Before explosion, NASA knew aging Soviet engines posed risks
    Years before an unmanned rocket erupted in a fireball in October, NASA officials knew the metal in its 50-year-old Soviet-made engines could crack, causing fuel to leak and ignite, government documents show. As early as 2008, a NASA committee warned...