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  • U.S. Air Force lands robotic X-37B space plane in California

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. military landed its X-37B robotic space plane at Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California on Friday, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental program, the Air...
  • Lawsuit seeks to stop Boeing, SpaceX work on NASA space taxi

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - Privately owned Sierra Nevada Corp filed a federal lawsuit to stop NASA work on newly awarded space taxi development contracts while a bid protest is under way, the company's vice president said on Thursday. NASA last month...
  • Crazy but true: MESSENGER spacecraft spots ice at Mercury's north pole

    Crazy but true: MESSENGER spacecraft spots ice at Mercury's north pole
    NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft has sent back its first visible-light images of water ice on Mercury, the tiny charbroiled planet that orbits closest to the sun. The findings, described in the journal Geology, reveal that the ice deposits look...
  • Enthusiasts land at JPL

    Enthusiasts land at JPL
    More than 45,000 science fans took advantage of a free offer to explore the inner workings of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory last weekend when the La CaƱada facility opened its doors for its annual Open House. The event, which attracts large...
  • NASA Messenger mission captures photos of polar ice on Mercury

    NASA Messenger mission captures photos of polar ice on Mercury
    A spacecraft circling Mercury has captured the first photos of ice deep inside polar craters on the planet, strengthening confirmation that such pockets exist and helping to further explain how they have evolved. Scientists working on NASA's Messenger...
  • Spacewalking astronauts begin preparing station for new space taxis

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - A pair of spacewalking NASA astronauts hustled through an electrical repair job outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, then began work to prepare the outpost for new commercial space taxis. Station flight...
  • Virginia Air and Space center head gets NASA recognition

    For the past three years, the officials visitors center for NASA Langley Research Center wasn't run by a federal administrator, NASA scientist or even someone with a background in running museums. Brian DeProfio is a special projects manager for the city...
  • MAVEN captures solar storm hitting Mars, prepares for comet flyby

    MAVEN captures solar storm hitting Mars, prepares for comet flyby
    NASA’s MAVEN mission has sent back its first look at a solar storm that hit the Martian atmosphere last month, delivering detailed images of the halos of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon surrounding the Red Planet and even mapping the ozone lying beneath...
  • Peninsula residents named to state boards

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has named several Peninsula residents to state boards this week. They are: * Stephen G. Jurczyk of Williamsburg, Director, NASA Langley Research Center, named to the Aerospace Advisory Council; * Veronica Williams, of Hampton,...
  • Blast your name into space aboard NASA's Orion spacecraft

    Blast your name into space aboard NASA's Orion spacecraft
    Blast off into deep space on NASA's Orion first test flight in December. You can hitch a ride, or at least your name can, aboard NASA's new Mars-bound spacecraft, set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 4. Sign up to have your name uploaded to the...
  • Did volcanoes erupt on the moon while dinosaurs roamed Earth?

    Did volcanoes erupt on the moon while dinosaurs roamed Earth?
    Ever looked up into the night sky and seen the ancient face of the “man on the moon”? Well, turns out he may have had some recent work done. Scientists thought the moon has been cold and dead for roughly a billion years. But strange small...