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  • 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...
  • SpaceX aborts rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX aborts rocket launch from Cape Canaveral
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – SpaceX scrubbed its Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Space Station on Tuesday morning. NASA said the problem was with a thruster control on the second stage of the rocket. The private company is evaluating the...
  • Busy year ahead for Space Coast with numerous projects

    Florida's Space Coast is anticipating a busy 2015. Numerous rocket launches and other projects are scheduled throughout the year, Florida Today reported on Sunday. SpaceX plans to kick off the year on Tuesday with an early morning cargo launch to...
  • 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...
  • SpaceX launches for NASA, no luck with rocket landing at sea

    SpaceX sent a supply ship soaring flawlessly toward the International Space Station on Saturday, but the booster rocket ended up in pieces in the Atlantic following a failed attempt to land on a barge. "Close, but no cigar this time," the company's...
  • Pilot killed in small plane crash was NASA scientist

    Pilot killed in small plane crash was NASA scientist
    The pilot of a small plane that crashed at a Los Angeles intersection was a NASA and Jet Propulsion Labs researcher who helped determine that there was once water on the surface of Mars, his colleagues said. Alberto Behar, 47, of Scottsdale, Arizona,...
  • Kepler spacecraft finds a second life - and an important new exoplanet

    Kepler spacecraft finds a second life - and an important new exoplanet
    NASA's Kepler spacecraft should have been rendered useless by a 2013 hardware failure, but instead its secondary mission -- called K2 -- has just yielded its first major discovery in the form of a particularly exciting exoplanet. The limping spacecraft,...
  • NASA's Orion completes historic flight, ushers in 'new era'

    NASA's Orion completes historic flight, ushers in 'new era'
    NASA entered a new era of space exploration on Friday when its Orion capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after going farther from the planet than any spacecraft built for humans in more than 40 years. The maiden test flight — made without...
  • SpaceX plans for lots of launches, then on to Mars

    SpaceX plans for lots of launches, then on to Mars
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — Once the launchpad for Apollo and space shuttle flights, NASA's historic Launch Complex 39A is now in the hands of SpaceX and its enigmatic billionaire leader, Elon Musk. With a 20-year lease, the privately held Hawthorne,...
  • 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...
  • 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....