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  • Holy Yoda - NASA gets its Jedi on with its new astronaut poster

    Holy Yoda - NASA gets its Jedi on with its new astronaut poster
    NASA’s new poster for the latest International Space Station crew looks like it belongs in a theater lobby: six astronauts — REAL ones — in brown Jedi robes, wielding light sabers. “International Space Station Expedition XLV,&...
  • Rocket booster aiming for ocean barge in redo of SpaceX test

    Rocket booster aiming for ocean barge in redo of SpaceX test
    A space weather satellite is poised to blast off Sunday for a destination 1 million miles away, but it's the rocket's ocean landing that is stealing the spotlight. The SpaceX company will take a second stab at landing a booster on a platform floating...
  • NASA Wallops concerned with potential offshore drilling

    Twenty days after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill rocked the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the U.S. Department of Interior canceled the proposed sale of a gas and oil drilling lease, Lease 220, off Virginia's coast. Almost five years later, the possibility...
  • Michoud builds the space launch system

    When Kelley Easley first arrived at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in 1982 everything was big. Bigger than anything he had ever seen. It was easy to get lost in the 43-acre eastern New Orleans facility. Easley, then a Louisiana State University...
  • What separates men from squirrels

    What separates men from squirrels
    Squirrels have tunnel vision curiosity. They are interested only in discovering their next nut. Humans, however, have 360-degree curiosity. We want to discover everything we can about how the world works. Aside from no bushy tail, that's the single...
  • SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral
    SpaceX plans to try again Sunday night to land its used rocket on an unmanned barge in the Atlantic Ocean after launching it into space, an experiment seen as a big step toward making space launches dramatically less expensive. The company is...
  • SpaceX calls off launch of space weather satellite, ocean landing attempt of leftover rocket

    SpaceX called off Sunday's planned launch of a deep-space observatory — and a revolutionary rocket-landing attempt — after a critical radar-tracking system failed. Former Vice President Al Gore, who first envisioned the observatory two...
  • Should we call the cosmos seeking ET? Or is that risky?

    Astronomers have their own version of the single person's dilemma: Do you wait by the phone for a call from that certain someone? Or do you make the call yourself and risk getting shot down? Instead of love, of course, astronomers are looking for alien...
  • NASA video shows solar eruptions over past five years

    NASA video shows solar eruptions over past five years
    OK, this isn't like the Beatles' greatest hits. Rather, we're talking about the sun's greatest hits, as in its greatest eruptions, solar flares and massive bursts of solar material into space.  It's all available for your viewing pleasure, courtesy of...
  • Consumer Reports: Light bulbs that want to change your mood

    Light bulbs used to be boring, says Consumer Reports. Dimming was about as high-tech as they got. But some LEDs have the potential to be much more, thanks to semiconductor chips and electronic circuitry. Some can alter the color of the light they shine,...
  • Fitzhugh 'Fitz' Fulton, revered military and NASA test pilot, dies at 89

    Fitzhugh 'Fitz' Fulton, revered military and NASA test pilot, dies at 89
    Pilot Fitzhugh "Fitz" Fulton Jr., known as the "Dean of Flight Test" for his involvement in pioneering programs including the space shuttle piggyback flights, died Wednesday at home in Thousand Oaks. He was 89. The cause was complications of Parkinson's...