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  • 'Mission Moon' at Adler: Capt. Lovell helps tell human side of space race

    'Mission Moon' at Adler: Capt. Lovell helps tell human side of space race
    It is, perhaps, too easy to forget about the moon program and its decade-plus of sacrifices and successes. These days, private companies are providing space services, and the exploration talk is of Mars. The moon? Been there, stepped on that — and...
  • Hampton University professor chosen to head NASA planet project

     Hampton University professor chosen to head NASA planet project
    The director of planetary science at NASA believes in the power of fear to fuel the search for alien life. "Our science community is making enormous progress in various ways that I couldn't even conceive of — and that might be because I scared the...
  • Hampton culinary students vie for spot on International Space Station menu

    Hampton culinary students vie for spot on International Space Station menu
    When it comes to feeding astronauts in space, turns out it's all about the flavor. Pile on the garlic. Don't stint on the salt. Heap on the habaneros. Because in space, no one can get enough spice. "Taste is everything," said NASA astronaut...
  • At Goddard, NASA scientists turn their gaze Earthward

    At Goddard, NASA scientists turn their gaze Earthward
    GREENBELT NASA scientist George J. Huffman sometimes watches in awe as bands of greens and yellows and reds float across a map of the world on a 20-foot screen at Goddard Space Flight Center. The technology he helped develop uses satellites to track...
  • Goodbye MESSENGER: NASA's first Mercury orbiter crashes

    Goodbye MESSENGER: NASA's first Mercury orbiter crashes
    After 4,100 orbits NASA’s first spacecraft to orbit Mercury crashed into the planet’s surface today creating a crater that is now MESSENGER's final resting place. MESSENGER’s navigation team and mission control have prolonged its...
  • Doomsday at Mercury: NASA craft falls from orbit into planet

    The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury ended its four-year tour with a crash landing Thursday NASA's Messenger plunged from orbit as planned and slammed into the sun's closest planet at about 8,750 mph (14,081 kph), creating a crater an estimated 52...
  • NASA's Messenger crashes into Mercury: Scientists mourn

    NASA's Messenger crashes into Mercury: Scientists mourn
    It's official: NASA’s Messenger spacecraft has ended its mission to Mercury with a smashing grand finale. The spacecraft wrapped up its four years in orbit by crashing into the tiny planet’s surface around 12:26 p.m. Pacific time Thursday,...
  • US Air Force tracks spinning space capsule as orbit drops

    The U.S. Air Force is keeping close tabs on Russia's tumbling, out-of-control space capsule as it comes closer to re-entering Earth's atmosphere. NASA said Thursday that the Progress spacecraft, launched earlier this week with supplies for the...
  • Russia's spinning cargo capsule for space station total loss

    A Russian supply capsule that went into an uncontrollable spin after launch was declared a total loss Wednesday, but astronauts at the International Space Station said they will get by without the delivery of fresh food, water, clothes and equipment. "We...
  • At Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft reemerging into the light

    At Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft reemerging into the light
    It’s almost showtime, Ceres. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has sent back the first images of the dwarf planet after spending about a month approaching from the mysterious little world’s dark side, officials at Jet Propulsion Laboratory said...
  • Review: 'Beyond' by Chris Impey

    Review: 'Beyond' by Chris Impey
    When Space Shuttle Atlantis skated down to Earth for the last time in 2011, it signaled the end of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. But rather than heralding the twilight of a space age belonging to the 20th century, NASA's last shuttle mission...