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  • 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...
  • NASA, Orbital Sciences Corp. seeks answers after Antares failure

    NASA, Orbital Sciences Corp. seeks answers after Antares failure
    Investigators on Wednesday began assessing the damage after an unmanned U.S. supply rocket bound for the International Space Station burst into flames during takeoff from Wallops Island on Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, the rocket's manufacturer said...
  • Failure to launch

    Failure to launch
    The spectacular explosion that destroyed a privately owned spacecraft seconds after lift-off from NASA's Wallops Island launch pad in Virginia Tuesday was a temporary setback for Orbital Science, the company that developed the unmanned vehicle, but if...
  • NASA's plan to capture an asteroid? Bad idea, scientist says

    NASA's plan to capture an asteroid? Bad idea, scientist says
    NASA goal to snag an asteroid and bring a space rock close to Earth is a distraction from the effort to send humans to Mars, a top asteroid expert says. In a commentary in the journal Nature, planetary scientist Richard Binzel of the Massachusetts...
  • Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied

    Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied
    Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying cargo and equipment bound for the International Space Station. The 14-story...
  • Antares rocket explodes after lift-off from Wallops Island

    Antares rocket explodes after lift-off from Wallops Island
    UPDATE, 11:35 a.m Wednesday: Officials say it is too early to know the extent of damage from Tuesday's explosion of an unmanned Antares rocket, but initial reports indicate the damage was contained to the south end of Wallops Island. That was "a pre-...