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  • Owings Mills woman hoping for a chance to explore Mars, but skeptics question mission

    Owings Mills woman hoping for a chance to explore Mars, but skeptics question mission
    Laura Smith-Velazquez is a dreamer — and she has been dreaming of going to space since the first time she looked into a telescope as an 8-year-old, later imagining herself commanding a starship while watching "Star Trek." Every year she tries...
  • La NASA lanza satélites para estudiar campos magnéticos de la Tierra

    La NASA lanza satélites para estudiar campos magnéticos de la Tierra
    Un cohete Atlas 5 despegó de Florida el jueves con cuatro satélites científicos de la NASA diseñados para mapear explosiones de energía y partículas cargadas provocadas por campos magnéticos alrededor de la Tierra. El cohete, de una longitud equivalente...
  • NASA Langley awaits decision on Asteroid Redirect Mission

    NASA Langley awaits decision on Asteroid Redirect Mission
    So which will it be — Option A or Option B? NASA was supposed to choose four months ago between two different concepts for its billion-dollar-plus Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to send a robotic spacecraft to either envelope a small asteroid and...
  • NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery

    NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery
    NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields. The unmanned Atlas rocket — and NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft — soared...
  • Asteroids and comets play a role in Earth's past, future

    Asteroids and comets play a role in Earth's past, future
    Astronomer and author Phil Plait loves a good disaster flick. What he doesn't love is a disaster flick that gets the science so wrong it's silly. "In any science fiction movie, it's pretty hard to get all the science right," Plait said in a recent...
  • NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery

    NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields. The unmanned Atlas rocket — and NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft — soared...
  • NASA: Evidence of ocean beneath solar system's biggest moon

    The largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday. "The solar system is now looking like a pretty soggy place," said Jim Green, director of...
  • Mars rover moving robotic arm again after electrical short

    NASA says the robotic arm on the Curiosity rover is moving again after a short circuit temporarily halted its work on Mars. The space agency said Thursday that Curiosity transferred a powder sample from a recent rock drilling to an onboard laboratory...
  • 2 Russians, 1 American return from 6 months on space station

    A Soyuz capsule carrying two Russians and an American landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday, ending the astronauts' nearly six months aboard the International Space Station. The capsule carried Russians Alexander Samokutayev and Elena Serova and NASA's...
  • Atlas rocket to launch magnetic field satellites

    Atlas rocket to launch magnetic field satellites
    An Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:44 p.m. Thursday night carrying satellites designed to help scientists understand magnetic storms in space. The Air Force is projecting a 70 percent chance of...
  • Orion gets ready for its close-up

    Orion gets ready for its close-up
    After its successful test flight in December, the Orion crew capsule is getting its heat shield stripped to ship off for more tests at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton. At NASA Langley, the heat shield will be attached to a test article —...