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  • Beagle lander thought lost since 2003 is found on Mars

    It turns out the Beagle has landed after all — but it never called home. The gone-but-not-forgotten spacecraft went AWOL on Christmas Day, 2003, when it was supposed to land on Mars and start transmitting data back to Earth. Instead, the...
  • Simsbury High Grad Writer Behind Film 'Spare Parts'

    Simsbury High Grad Writer Behind Film 'Spare Parts'
    Eleven years ago, four high school boys from Phoenix won a nationwide robotics competition sponsored by NASA, beating students from MIT, among other competitors. They became science-world darlings, a team of undocumented immigrant teenagers from Mexico...
  • Astronauts close to moving into space station for solid year, NASA plans more yearlong crews

    An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are just two months shy of launching to the International Space Station for an entire year. Already, though, scientists are clamoring for additional long-term subjects. Two people are not enough from a...
  • NASA evacuates its side of space station, but finds no toxic leak despite alarms sounding

    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....
  • 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...
  • ISS astronauts return to American section after ammonia alarm

    WASHINGTON Three astronauts late Wednesday moved back into their orbiting home in the American section of the International Space Station after getting the all-clear from NASA over a suspected toxic leak. NASA posted a photo of two astronauts wearing...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • ISS astronauts move to Russian section after suspected toxic leak

    MOSCOW Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) had to move from the station's American section to the Russian section on Wednesday after a suspected ammonia leak, NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency said. Flight controllers saw an...
  • NASA finds cause of rocket failure at Wallops Flight Facility

    NASA finds cause of rocket failure at Wallops Flight Facility
    Investigators have pinpointed the reason a suborbital sounding rocket fizzled just after launching from Wallops Flight Facility last summer on a mission to test suborbital rocket technologies, NASA said Monday. The space agency's Anomaly Investigation...
  • Ice researchers capture catastrophic Greenland melt

    Ice researchers capture catastrophic Greenland melt
    Over a few summer days in 2012, nearly all of the Greenland ice sheet surface thawed right under the feet of a UCLA-led team of scientists. What was not absorbed into snow quickly gathered and flowed across the 20,000-square-mile sheet, coalescing...