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  • Deliberate crash of German plane highlights gaps in how pilots are screened

    WASHINGTON Commercial airlines do not screen pilots for mental health issues as rigorously as government agencies, law enforcement and specialized branches of the military, and some aviation experts say that may need to change in the wake of the...
  • Chicago universities study astronaut on 1 year space mission

    Three Chicago-area universities are taking part in the research to examine the health effects on an American astronaut of spending a year in space. The Chicago Tribune (trib.in/1EMA500 ) reported that scientists from Northwestern University, the...
  • Opportunity rover completes marathon mark

    Opportunity rover completes marathon mark
    How long does it take to complete a marathon on Mars? About 11 years and two months – if you’ve got six wheels and a solar-powered battery. NASA’s spunky rover Opportunity crossed the Olympic marathon mark last week, putting 26.219...
  • NASA sending astronaut to space for one year

    NASA sending astronaut to space for one year
    American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth. Gennady Padalka of Russia also is to be aboard the Soyuz space capsule; he is scheduled for the standard six-month tour...
  • NASA aims to pluck boulder from asteroid, bring it to the moon

    NASA aims to pluck boulder from asteroid, bring it to the moon
    NASA's next marquee mission might be described as the great asteroid boulder pluck. At a news conference Wednesday, agency officials said they had revised their original plan to capture an asteroid and drag it into deep lunar orbit. The new plan calls...
  • As Google soars, a mobile home park feels the heat

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. If Google gets to build a new office complex north of Highway 101, no one will feel the "Googly" aura of the canopied tech wonderland quite like the people living along Space Park Way. The Santiago Villa mobile home park, built in...
  • NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it

    NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. The space agency Wednesday unveiled details of the $1.25 billion plan...
  • NASA goes with NASA Langley-led asteroid redirect mission

    NASA goes with NASA Langley-led asteroid redirect mission
    Dan Mazanek at NASA Langley Research Center has ample reason to celebrate: NASA just chose the concept he championed as its preferred method for its high-tech Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The long-awaited decision came Wednesday from NASA...
  • Saturn's day is shorter than once thought, scientists say

    Saturn's day is shorter than once thought, scientists say
    How long is a day on Saturn? This apparently simple question has dogged scientists for years, but a new study has revealed that the days on this ringed gas giant are shorter than we thought. The findings, published in the journal Nature, help settle a...
  • Astronaut twins to test effects of space on cognition

    PHILADELPHIA The astronaut Scott Kelly is about to take off for the International Space Station, and if he is like some space travelers, he may temporarily feel a bit foggy or disoriented once in orbit. Scientists have not had much luck measuring this...
  • American, Russian leaving Earth for year at space station

    An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will leave Earth this week and move into the International Space Station for an entire year, all in the name of science. Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko begin their marathon mission with a Soyuz rocket launch...