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  • Study: Lakes on Titan could be similar to sinkholes on Earth

    Study: Lakes on Titan could be similar to sinkholes on Earth
    Saturn’s moon Titan is the only body in the solar system- apart fromĀ Earth- known to have lakes and seas on its surface. A new study may show how these holes formed on the moon’s surface. A study using data from NASA and European Space...
  • Meteor showers bring dust clouds on the moon

    Meteor showers bring dust clouds on the moon
    Scientists say vast clouds are floating above the lunar surface, and they grow each time there is a meteor shower on Earth. These towering clouds are made of tiny particles of moon and space dust, and they do not look like clouds on Earth. In fact,...
  • NASA's Wallops Flight Facility to hold open house for public

    NASA's Wallops Flight Facility is holding an open house for the public to celebrate its 70th anniversary. The event will be held on Saturday. Wallops launched its first rocket on June 27, 1945. Wallops director Bill Wrobel says in a news release that...
  • Parachute fails to inflate during NASA test off Kauai

    A parachute failed during a NASA test of new technology for landing larger spacecraft — and eventually astronauts — on Mars, the agency said Monday. The parachute deployed but failed to inflate, Kimberly Newton, a spokeswoman for NASA, said...
  • NASA: Mars test parachute failed soon after inflating

    A parachute inflated during a test of new technology for landing larger spacecraft on Mars, but it then disintegrated immediately afterward, NASA officials said Tuesday. The parachute appeared to rupture after it deployed, said Steve Jurcyzk, the...
  • NASA solicits tiny satellite launch services

    NASA solicits tiny satellite launch services
    NASA today officially asked for proposals from companies interested in launching small rockets from Kennedy Space Center to send tiny satellites into space at a fraction of what big rocket launches cost. NASA is opening the door to what it calls...
  • NASA's "saucer" flight test fails again with Martian lander technologies

    NASA's "saucer" flight test fails again with Martian lander technologies
    With shouts of "Come on baby!" and then "Aargh!" NASA mission controllers and engineers watched helplessly Monday as their second attempt to test Martian lander technologies failed the same way the first did -- with a shredded parachute dooming the...
  • 'The Martian' trailer: Matt Damon is lost in space (again)

    'The Martian' trailer: Matt Damon is lost in space (again)
    The last time we saw Matt Damon on the big screen, he was stranded on a barren planet in "Interstellar," with a nasty case of space madness to boot. Now, the first trailer for Ridley Scott's sci-fi survival film "The Martian" finds Damon again in need...
  • Space-training company awaits congressional decision

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — The future is up in the air for a small commercial space company here unless Congress gives it permission to resume private-astronaut training operations. Starfighters is one of the small space-technology spinoff companies...
  • Hampton students win NASA culinary challenge

    Hampton students win NASA culinary challenge
    The rice and beans with coconut milk pulled it off. That's the winning dish cooked up by culinary arts students at Phoebus High School in Hampton that beat out six other team finalists across the country to earn a spot on the astronaut menu aboard the...
  • A 'green' fire station coming to NASA Wallops

    A 'green' fire station coming to NASA Wallops
    NASA has awarded a $6 million contract to build a new energy-efficient fire station on Wallops Island on the Eastern Shore. The contract was given to Facility Support Services LLC of Richmond to construct a 16,900-square-foot station on the north end of...