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  • SpaceX launch of deep-space observatory, rocket landing test delayed until Tuesday

    A deep-space observatory has to wait yet another day before flying. SpaceX called off Sunday evening's launch attempt because of trouble with the Air Force rocket-tracking radar. The company targeted Monday, but decided to wait until Tuesday for better...
  • Watch Pluto's moons go: New Horizons captures Nix and Hydra in action

    Watch Pluto's moons go: New Horizons captures Nix and Hydra in action
    Well hey there, little moons! In the home stretch of a 9.5-year journey, NASA’s New Horizons mission has caught two of Pluto’s lunar companions on camera as they circle around the dwarf planet. The images, made into a video, offer the first...
  • Stanford pair helping predict solar storms

    Life as a forecaster is not easy. Just ask National Weather Service forecasters who misjudged how a recent winter storm would impact the Big Apple. Now imagine trying to predict weather activity on a burning sphere 1.3 million times larger than Earth and...
  • NASA delays space station spacewalk because of suit issue

    A series of upcoming spacewalks at the International Space Station will begin a day late. The first spacewalk by a pair of U.S. astronauts was supposed to occur Friday. But on Thursday, NASA bumped it to Saturday to complete a spacesuit investigation....
  • Lincoln, Dirksen, native astronaut highlight museum annex

    A special collections annex highlighting archaeological artifacts to NASA items has opened at the Tazewell County Museum. The Pekin Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1CJ2Zj1 ) the annex opened this week in the Arcade Building in downtown Pekin....
  • Life on Europa? Scientists ponder the possibilities

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. When Galileo viewed Jupiter through his telescope in 1610, he saw four dim objects near it that he assumed were stars. Repeated observations revealed that these "stars" orbited Jupiter like our own moon circles Earth. Thus began over...
  • Ceres: Dwarf planet is pocked with craters, NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows

    Ceres: Dwarf planet is pocked with craters, NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows
    NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped the best images to date of the dwarf planet Ceres, bringing mysterious fuzzy features spotted on the icy little world’s surface into sharper focus. The latest images were snapped on Feb. 12, when Dawn was...
  • SpaceX hopes to land rockets at Cape

    SpaceX hopes to land rockets at Cape
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — Hoping to make liftoffs less expensive, SpaceX wants to land its rockets not on a barge at sea but at a new pad on Cape Canaveral. The California-based rocket company still has to prove that it can safely land rockets, part...
  • Chicago native to join Astronaut Hall of Fame

    Chicago native to join Astronaut Hall of Fame
    As if being an astronaut isn't cool enough, John Grunsfeld will soon join Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the elite band of space explorer legends. After five space shuttle missions, the Chicago native and Highland Park High School graduate will be...
  • NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

    Each year around this time, NASA honors fallen astronauts, including the 17 men and women killed in three separate wintertime accidents in the sky and on the earth. For Robert "Hoot" Gibson, it's a time to remember lost friends and some of their stunts,...
  • Another snow job

    The network meteorologists barely had time to come up for air while "forecasting" the latest snowstorm non-disaster. Politicians, fearing what might happen to their approval numbers if a blizzard hit, went on TV to announce they were taking proactive...