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  • Mars on a budget: Their Take

    Mars on a budget: Their Take
    Mars on a shoestring The sum of $74 million doesn't go as far as it used to: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned that amount in just the past two years. A Los Angeles home once owned by Walt Disney recently sold for $74 million. In India, however,...
  • At last, signs of life in space program

     At last, signs of life in space program
    America's manned space program, in suspended animation for three years, was stirring this week. That's promising for the program and the nation — particularly for Florida, the nation's space port. But Congress must make sure it doesn't postpone...
  • MAVEN spacecraft and Indian orbiter deliver first images of Mars

    MAVEN spacecraft and Indian orbiter deliver first images of Mars
    Quick work! Just eight hours after entering Martian orbit Sunday, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft sent data back to Earth that scientists quickly translated into the mission’s first images. Rendered in primary colors, the ultraviolet snapshots show...
  • Protest over contract award to delay work on NASA space taxi

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Work on a pair of U.S. commercial spaceships to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station will be delayed after a losing contender protested the NASA awards, agency Administrator Charles Bolden said on Monday. The...
  • Mars on a budget

    The sum of $74 million doesn't go as far as it used to: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned that amount in just the past two years. A Los Angeles home once owned by Walt Disney recently sold for $74 million. In India, however, $74 million is all that'...
  • Sierra Nevada challenges NASA 'space taxi' contracts to Boeing, SpaceX

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) said it had filed a legal challenge to NASA's award of contracts totaling $6.8 billion to Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space...
  • Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end

    Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end
    As a tropical cyclone churned the Atlantic Ocean this month, a drone watched from above, dropping a paper-towel-roll-sized set of sensors attached to a parachute through the clouds on a 20-minute, 10-mile journey. The instruments revealed dry air low in...
  • Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust

    Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust
    Stardust, a 770-pound NASA spacecraft about the size of an office desk, zoomed around space in the early 2000s collecting space dust — a remarkable achievement in itself that involved the use of a dried gel known as aerogel. The gel, which feels...
  • NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water

    NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water
    A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey. After traveling 442 million miles from Earth, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or...
  • SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from Florida

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to deliver a cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA. The 208-foot (63-meter) tall booster, built and...
  • NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went

    NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went
    A satellite that has been hurtling toward Mars for the past 10 months slammed on the brakes Sunday night, gliding into the red planet's gravity field to spend a year studying its atmosphere — and hopefully collect evidence that Mars might once...