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  • NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on Pluto

    Pluto, get ready for your close-up. After traveling nine years across more than 3 billion miles of space, a spacecraft the size of a grand piano is about to give humanity its first high-resolution view of the dwarf planet that's about two-thirds the...
  • Ceres in sight: NASA's Dawn spacecraft eyes mysterious dwarf planet

    Ceres in sight: NASA's Dawn spacecraft eyes mysterious dwarf planet
    It's the home stretch for NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which after a 3-billion-mile journey has finally got the dwarf planet Ceres in its sights. Now, Dawn's newest images reveal fascinating features on Ceres' surface that will only grow clearer in the...
  • 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...
  • At last, NASA's spacecraft bound for Pluto starts collecting data

    At last, NASA's spacecraft bound for Pluto starts collecting data
    Let the data collection begin! NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has finally started the first science phase of its mission to get up close and personal with the dwarf planet Pluto. The journey has been epic -- 9.5 years across more than 3 billion miles of...
  • NASA Langley Research Center envisions virtual helpers

    NASA Langley Research Center envisions virtual helpers
    What could your business do with a machine or software app that could come up with better informed solutions than you? While "big data" has become an industry buzzword lately, NASA Langley Research Center has been dealing with it for decades, said...
  • 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....
  • 2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA

    2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA
    Despite the “polar vortex” that made news across much of the United States in 2014, last year was the warmest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, according to two reports released Friday. The globe's average temperature of about...
  • 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...
  • SpaceX takes 2nd shot at launching supplies to space station, landing rocket on ocean barge

    SpaceX is taking another crack at delivering supplies to the International Space Station and landing the rocket on an ocean barge. The company's unmanned Falcon rocket is set to blast off before dawn Saturday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. On Tuesday,...
  • 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...
  • JPL scientist killed in Van Nuys plane crash aided 'extreme' exploration

    Alberto Enrique Behar dedicated his career to the idea that there was no place too hot, too cold or too remote for science. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Arizona State University, he developed robotic instruments that investigated...