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  • 'Siberian Express' freeze in eastern U.S. to continue into next week

    The deep freeze that broke records in hundreds of cities across the eastern half of the United States on Friday will last most of next week. Another widespread round of ice, snow or freezing rain is set to start falling Saturday from Missouri to the mid-...
  • Spacewalking astronauts turn cable guys in 1st of 3 jobs

    Spacewalking astronauts turn cable guys in 1st of 3 jobs
    Astronauts stepped out on a spacewalk Saturday to perform some tricky cable work needed before new American-made crew capsules can dock at the International Space Station. It was the first of three spacewalks planned for NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore...
  • Spacewalking astronauts route cables outside International Space Station

    Spacewalking astronauts route cables outside International Space Station
    Spacewalking astronauts routed more than 300 feet of cable outside the International Space Station on Saturday, tricky and tiring advance work for the arrival of new American-made crew capsules. It was the first of three spacewalks planned for NASA...
  • NASA is a giant waste of money

    NASA is a giant waste of money
    President Barack Obama wants $620 million for the James Webb Space Telescope! ("What's in it for Md.?" Feb. 3.) For what? To satisfy the curiosity of an extremely small percentage of the people who are paying for it. Who benefits from anything NASA does...
  • Watch Pluto's moons go: New Horizons captures Nix and Hydra in action

    Watch Pluto's moons go: New Horizons captures Nix and Hydra in action
    Well hey there, little moons! In the home stretch of a 9.5-year journey, NASA’s New Horizons mission has caught two of Pluto’s lunar companions on camera as they circle around the dwarf planet. The images, made into a video, offer the first...
  • Ceres: Dwarf planet is pocked with craters, NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows

    Ceres: Dwarf planet is pocked with craters, NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows
    NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped the best images to date of the dwarf planet Ceres, bringing mysterious fuzzy features spotted on the icy little world’s surface into sharper focus. The latest images were snapped on Feb. 12, when Dawn was...
  • SpaceX hopes to land rockets at Cape

    SpaceX hopes to land rockets at Cape
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — Hoping to make liftoffs less expensive, SpaceX wants to land its rockets not on a barge at sea but at a new pad on Cape Canaveral. The California-based rocket company still has to prove that it can safely land rockets, part...
  • Chicago native to join Astronaut Hall of Fame

    Chicago native to join Astronaut Hall of Fame
    As if being an astronaut isn't cool enough, John Grunsfeld will soon join Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the elite band of space explorer legends. After five space shuttle missions, the Chicago native and Highland Park High School graduate will be...
  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite on third try

    Amid growing concern about global weather patterns, a rocket roared into space Saturday carrying a NASA satellite that will give scientists new tools to forecast weather, track drought and monitor climate change. The liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force...
  • White House budget would fund NASA's Europa, Mars missions

    White House budget would fund NASA's Europa, Mars missions
    The White House budget request for 2016 has proposed to give NASA $18.5 billion, including funding for the Mars 2020 rover and a mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. But while the overall budget is nearly half a billion dollars more than the 2015...
  • SpaceX Dragon to make stop at Kennedy Space Center

    SpaceX Dragon to make stop at Kennedy Space Center
    The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will play host to the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft for four days, beginning Friday. In May 2012, the vessel was the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. That...