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  • NASA team hacks Opportunity to treat Mars rover's amnesia

    NASA team hacks Opportunity to treat Mars rover's amnesia
    NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has been working well into its golden years – after nearly 11 years roaming the Red Planet, it has survived more than 40 times past its warranty. But now, this trusty veteran explorer is experiencing some...
  • Q&A: JPL's Charles Elachi maps out the scientific frontier

    Q&A: JPL's Charles Elachi maps out the scientific frontier
    Employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada Flintridge spent a busy year in 2014 launching new missions and receiving data that will forever change the way we think about the planets in our solar system and the universe beyond. At the...
  • Supermoon eclipse, meteor showers on 2015 skywatching calendar

    Supermoon eclipse, meteor showers on 2015 skywatching calendar
    The highlight of 2015 for skywatchers could be the coincidence of a "supermoon" and a late-night full lunar eclipse in September. Otherwise, there are plenty of chances to see distant planets and shooting stars. There are also sure to be sightings of...
  • Busy year ahead for Space Coast with numerous projects

    Florida's Space Coast is anticipating a busy 2015. Numerous rocket launches and other projects are scheduled throughout the year, Florida Today reported on Sunday. SpaceX plans to kick off the year on Tuesday with an early morning cargo launch to...
  • SpaceX launch set for Tuesday

    SpaceX launch set for Tuesday
    SpaceX and NASA plan to launch a rocket Tuesday morning to send supplies and equipment to the International Space Station — the first such mission since another company's effort blew up in Virginia in October. The SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 is set to...
  • Before explosion, NASA knew aging Soviet engines posed risks

    Before explosion, NASA knew aging Soviet engines posed risks
    Years before an unmanned rocket erupted in a fireball in October, NASA officials knew the metal in its 50-year-old Soviet-made engines could crack, causing fuel to leak and ignite, government documents show. As early as 2008, a NASA committee warned...
  • Get ready! NASA spacecraft soon to rendezvous with dwarf planet Ceres

    Get ready! NASA spacecraft soon to rendezvous with dwarf planet Ceres
    After voyaging 3 billion miles through space, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is finally in the home stretch of its journey to Ceres, the largest member of the asteroid belt and one of five dwarf planets in the solar system. Dawn was launched in 2007 to...
  • SpaceX shoots for supply launch to space station, unprecedented rocket landing on ocean barge

    SpaceX is making another supply run to the International Space Station for NASA. But it's the rocket's return — not its takeoff — that has space fans talking. Minutes after Tuesday morning's planned launch from Cape Canaveral, the first stage...
  • SpaceX plans to launch rocket, then land its engines on an ocean barge

    Entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX is planning to launch a rocket early Tuesday that could ultimately be most notable for what happens as it returns to Earth. The rocket, scheduled for liftoff at 3:20 a.m. Pacific time from Cape Canaveral, Fla., will be...
  • SpaceX postpones rocket launch due to 'actuator drift' problem

    SpaceX postpones rocket launch due to 'actuator drift' problem
    SpaceX called off its early morning rocket launch to the International Space Station, citing a last minute malfunction. NASA said the SpaceX team had detected an “actuator drift,” causing the launch to be scrubbed. The next possible launch...
  • SpaceX aborts rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX aborts rocket launch from Cape Canaveral
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – SpaceX scrubbed its Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Space Station on Tuesday morning. NASA said the problem was with a thruster control on the second stage of the rocket. The private company is evaluating the...