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  • Spacewalking cosmonauts launch satellite, set up studies

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - A pair of Russian cosmonauts began their work week on Monday floating outside the International Space Station to toss out a small satellite for a university in Peru, install science experiments and tackle some housekeeping chores....
  • Final weeks to see "Space" and save at Da Vinci Science Center

    Final weeks to see "Space" and save at Da Vinci Science Center
    There are only two more weeks to check out the Mars and moon rocks and walk through at a Lunar Base Camp at Da Vinci Science Center’s exhibition “Space: A Journey to Our Future.” Through the end of the exhibition on Sept. 7 visitors...
  • Baltimore native Kevin Liles is a big hit in music and beyond

    Baltimore native Kevin Liles is a big hit in music and beyond
    NEW YORK CITY— Kevin Liles is riding high. On a bright August afternoon, the Baltimore-born entertainment mogul is ensconced 35 stories above midtown Manhattan, enjoying lunch at one of the city's most exclusive hotels, the Mandarin Oriental....
  • Star dust taken from comet tail excites scientists

    SAN JOSE, Calif. We're all made of star dust, as Carl Sagan famously observed. But the nature of that dust, long before it assembled into us, is a scientific mystery whose answer may lie in a box in a University of California, Berkeley lab. A team of...
  • Scientists think they have dust specks from outside our solar system

    Scientists think they have dust specks from outside our solar system
    Call them the seven wonders of interstellar space: Tiny specks of dust captured by a NASA spacecraft may be the first material from outside the solar system ever caught and brought to Earth. Researchers studying the contents of a capsule returned to...
  • Specks of star dust likely first from beyond solar system

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft dispatched 15 years ago to collect samples from a comet also snared what scientists suspect are the first dust specks from interstellar space. The Stardust robotic spacecraft was launched in 1999 to...
  • Want to be an astronaut? Not if you have 'the wrong stuff'

    Want to be an astronaut? Not if you have 'the wrong stuff'
    A psychologist and member of NASA’s astronaut selection panel explained recently how they vet candidates not only for physical fitness, but for mental fitness as well. In space, no one care hear you scream. But that doesn’t mean we want...
  • Kennedy Space Center's quiet rebirth slowly taking shape

    Kennedy Space Center's quiet rebirth slowly taking shape
    Kennedy Space Center is relatively quiet these days, but there’s a rebirth taking shape in the historic buildings and grounds. On a recent tour, I was able to see ongoing work to retool large areas of the complex for a new era of space flight. I...
  • At last! Cassini spies methane clouds on Saturn's moon Titan

    At last! Cassini spies methane clouds on Saturn's moon Titan
    Flying past Saturn’s moon Titan, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has caught a few glimpses of methane clouds speeding over the enormous moon’s hydrocarbon seas in its northern polar region. Clouds developed and dissipated over Ligeia Mare, a...
  • Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight: Tips on how to see it

    Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight: Tips on how to see it
    The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight and you don't want to miss it. The Perseid meteor shower is usually one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year, with an estimated peak of 30 to 40 meteors zooming across the sky per hour. This year,...
  • NASA's 'flying saucer' test project deemed a success

    NASA's 'flying saucer' test project deemed a success
    Scientists and engineers convened at La CaƱada’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Friday to share findings of a recent test project that could help NASA deposit bigger, heavier payloads and spacecraft on the Martian surface. The Low-Density Supersonic...