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  • Methane spike on Mars? Curiosity rover reignites mystery

    Methane spike on Mars? Curiosity rover reignites mystery
    Methane is making a comeback on Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected a tenfold spike in the gas that lasted for several weeks, scientists announced Tuesday. On Earth, most methane is produced by living things, and a healthy dose of this...
  • NASA rover finds organic molecules, methane gas on Mars

    By IRENE KLOTZ Reuters - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found carbon-containing compounds in samples drilled out of an ancient rock, the first definitive detection of organics on the surface of Earth's neighbor planet, scientists said on Tuesday. The...
  • H.B. officer takes knack for tweets to new heights at NASA launch

    H.B. officer takes knack for tweets to new heights at NASA launch
    During the U.S. Open of Surfing this year, the Huntington Beach Police Department took a different approach to letting residents and visitors know that illegal activity on the beach would not be tolerated. "[Officer]: How much have you had to drink?...
  • Rivers, lakes and deltas, oh my! Mars rover probes crater's watery past

    Rivers, lakes and deltas, oh my! Mars rover probes crater's watery past
    Was Mars once a land of lakes, protected by a thick atmosphere? That’s been up for debate as scientists try to determine how wet the now-parched planet once was -- and how long it stayed that way. But NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered...
  • Super Guppy flies in futuristic plane part for testing at NASA Langley

    Super Guppy flies in futuristic plane part for testing at NASA Langley
    Everywhere the oddball Super Guppy flies, it draws a crowd — even at NASA Langley Research Center, whose engineers and technicians have seen plenty of "oddball" over decades of aeronautics and space research. But the Super Guppy is a giant, whale-...
  • Virginia's damaged launch pad could get $20 million from federal budget

    Virginia's damaged launch pad could get $20 million from federal budget
    The launch pad at Virginia's spaceport on Wallops Island that was damaged by a rocket explosion in October could get $20 million to fully fund needed repairs under a provision included in the proposed $1.1 trillion federal spending bill for fiscal year...
  • Congress to vote on 'CRomnibus' package, including JPL funds

    Congress to vote on 'CRomnibus' package, including JPL funds
    The so-called CRomnibus package is up for a vote in Congress this week – and supporters of NASA are cheering it on. If approved in the House and Senate, the federal spending appropriations for the 2015 fiscal year would give the space agency...
  • Orbital chooses Atlas V rocket for next ISS launch

    Orbital chooses Atlas V rocket for next ISS launch
    Orbital Sciences Corp. will use an Atlas V rocket launching from Cape Canaveral, Fla., to make its next unmanned cargo flight to the International Space Station while it upgrades its troubled Antares booster, company officials said. Dulles-based Orbital...
  • SpaceX launch postponed until Dec. 19

    SpaceX launch postponed until Dec. 19
    The next launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station has been postponed three days to Dec. 19, NASA announced Thursday. The rocket is scheduled to send the SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station. In...
  • 'CRomnibus' budget a good deal for NASA planetary science, supporters say

    'CRomnibus' budget a good deal for NASA planetary science, supporters say
    The so-called CRomnibus package is up for a vote in Congress this week – and supporters of NASA are cheering it on. If approved in the House and Senate, the federal spending appropriations for the 2015 fiscal year would give the space agency...
  • Federal budget likes Orion, SLS

    Federal budget likes Orion, SLS
    The NASA portion of the budget bill that Congress is trying to approve this week shows a lot of love for the Orion spacecraft that NASA just launched last week and for the Space Launch System rocket being developed, yet not so much for the space station...