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Officials try again to dock resupply vessel to space station

Officials with the International Space Station have agreed to a second docking attempt for a wayward Russian supply craft scheduled for Sunday afternoon. The unmanned cargo spacecraft failed to dock as scheduled Friday.

updated Sat Jul 03 2010 12:12:35

Officials try again to dock resupply vessel to space station

Officials with the International Space Station have agreed to a second docking attempt for a wayward Russian supply craft scheduled for Sunday afternoon. The unmanned cargo spacecraft failed to dock as scheduled Friday.

updated Thu Jul 01 2010 01:13:49

New technology could one day lead to an earthquake prediction system

A team of scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, has developed a new imaging technology that could one day lead to the prediction of earthquakes.

updated Fri Jun 25 2010 10:42:40

Mars once covered in water, space agency says

Conditions favorable to life may once have existed all over Mars, the European Space Agency said Friday.

updated Thu May 20 2010 16:24:11

Jupiter cloud belt missing again, scientists say

Scientists don't know why, but one of Jupiter's two main cloud belts has disappeared -- again.

updated Wed Apr 28 2010 15:10:46

NASA searches for micro signs of life

If you're looking for alien life in the solar system, it might be best to start small.

updated Tue Apr 20 2010 02:52:00

Space shuttle set to land Tuesday morning

After spending an extra day in orbit, the seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery prepared for a Tuesday morning landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as NASA officials closely monitored weather conditions in the area.

updated Thu Apr 15 2010 12:04:55

Apollo astronauts decry Obama space plans

The Obama administration's vision for the future of manned space flight will bump the United States to "second or even third-rate" status as a space-faring nation, the commanders of three U.S. moon missions warned Wednesday.

updated Tue Apr 13 2010 10:16:32

Astronauts remove ammonia tank on space station

Astronauts took part Sunday in the second of three planned spacewalks to replace an old storage tank on the international space station.

updated Fri Apr 09 2010 09:15:43

NASA unveils sweeping new programs

One week before President Obama is scheduled to attend a major "space summit" in Florida, NASA unveiled sweeping new programs Thursday designed to implement the administration's proposed shift to commercial manned rockets and development of new technologies to enable eventual deep space exploration.

updated Wed Apr 07 2010 08:22:40

Shuttle Discovery docks with space station

Space shuttle Discovery docked with the international space station early Wednesday despite a broken antenna that knocked out radar tracking aboard the shuttle.

updated Mon Apr 05 2010 11:17:30

Space shuttle Discovery launches

Space shuttle Discovery launched early Monday to deliver spare parts and science experiments to the international space station.

updated Fri Apr 02 2010 08:39:05

Russian spacecraft blasts off

A Russian spacecraft blasted off from a facility in Kazakhstan Friday on a mission to the International Space Station.

updated Tue Mar 23 2010 10:57:04

Branson spacecraft completes test flight

British billionaire Richard Branson's dream of space travel that thousands of people can afford took a leap toward reality with the maiden flight of the world's first commercial spacecraft over California's Mojave Desert.

updated Mon Mar 22 2010 15:28:34

Will NASA ever return to the moon?

Will U.S. astronauts ever return to the moon?

updated Mon Mar 15 2010 16:56:28

Obama budget would cut moon exploration program

American astronauts will not return to the moon as planned if Congress passes President Obama's proposed budget.

updated Tue Mar 09 2010 08:44:50

Space shuttle Endeavour lands

The space shuttle Endeavour landed Sunday night at Kennedy Space Center after a two-week mission to the international space station.

updated Wed Feb 17 2010 20:13:03

International space station gets a 'window to the world'

The international space station now has a room with a view -- and oh, what a view it is.

updated Mon Feb 15 2010 08:59:40

NASA extends shuttle mission by a day

NASA is extending the mission of the space shuttle Endeavour by a day so astronauts can do more work on the International Space Station, mission managers announced Sunday.

updated Fri Feb 12 2010 19:56:09

Endeavor astronauts install node on space station

Astronauts from the space shuttle Endeavour completed their spacewalk outside the international space station early Friday -- the first of three scheduled for their two-week mission.

updated Thu Feb 11 2010 12:11:03

NASA launches Solar Dynamics Observatory

NASA has launched an Atlas V rocket carrying a probe that the agency says will study the sun "in greater detail than ever before."

updated Wed Feb 10 2010 11:36:28

Endeavour docks with international space station

The space shuttle Endeavour docked with the international space station early Wednesday, completing a three-day orbital chase.

updated Tue Feb 09 2010 03:28:51

Crew inspects shuttle after launch, heads for space station

As they head toward a rendezvous with the international space station, crew members of the space shuttle Endeavour are checking for any signs of damage after Monday's early morning launch.

updated Mon Feb 08 2010 19:56:51

NASA administrator concerned about potential job losses

On the eve of Sunday's launch of space shuttle Endeavour, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said he supports President Obama's goal of making the space industry a commercial venture, but is concerned about potential job losses at the agency.

updated Mon Feb 08 2010 18:28:07

Endeavour lifts off on two-week mission

The space shuttle Endeavour lifted off from Kennedy Space Center early Monday on a two-week mission to the international space station.

updated Sun Feb 07 2010 20:36:55

NASA to try for launch early Monday

Mission managers moved forward Sunday night with the first steps toward a second try at launching the space shuttle Endeavor, giving the "go" for filling the shuttle's external fuel tank.

updated Thu Jan 28 2010 01:34:40

Endeavour set to blast off in February

NASA will launch Space Shuttle Endeavour on February 7, which will be the first of five launches this year before the shuttle fleet is retired.

updated Fri Jan 15 2010 02:00:19

NASA finds cocaine in shuttle hangar

NASA says it has launched an investigation after finding cocaine in a processing hangar for a space shuttle at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

updated Thu Jan 14 2010 21:41:21

India launches rockets to study eclipse

India is launching a series of rockets to study the impact of Friday's solar eclipse, a rare occurrence that will briefly reduce the sun to a blazing ring.

updated Wed Jan 06 2010 09:37:34

Hubble peers back 13.2 billion years, finds 'primordial' galaxies

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has reached back 13.2 billion years -- farther than ever before in time and space -- to reveal a "primordial population" of galaxies never seen before.

updated Fri Jan 01 2010 13:03:37

Moon hole might be suitable for colony

Building a home near a moon crater or a lunar sea may sound nice, but moon colonists might have a much better chance of survival if they just lived in a hole.

updated Wed Dec 30 2009 09:26:13

Blue moon to shine on New Year's Eve

It happens only once in a blue moon -- and scientists say a blue moon is exactly what we'll see in the skies this New Year's Eve.

updated Tue Dec 22 2009 22:32:46

'Not your grandfather's moon anymore'

Forget almost everything you ever thought you knew about the moon.

updated Fri Dec 18 2009 21:26:11

NASA reveals first-ever photo of liquid on another world

NASA scientists revealed Friday a first-of-its-kind image from space showing reflecting sunlight from a lake on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

updated Mon Dec 14 2009 10:28:15

NASA launches infrared telescope to scan entire sky

NASA launched a new telescope into space on Monday to scan the cosmos for undiscovered objects, including asteroids and comets that might threaten Earth.

updated Fri Dec 11 2009 04:07:46

NASA delays launch of spacecraft

An equipment problem forced NASA early Friday to delay the launch of a spacecraft aimed at scanning the entire sky to discover hidden cosmic objects, the U.S. space agency said.

updated Tue Dec 08 2009 10:50:35

Branson opens doors to spaceship

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson on Monday unveiled the winged rocket his company developed to give paying customers a brief taste of space.

updated Tue Dec 01 2009 16:04:02

NASA: Debris no threat to space station

A piece of space debris is not expected to pose any danger to the two crew members aboard the international space station, a NASA spokesman said Tuesday.

updated Fri Nov 27 2009 12:47:53

Atlantis crew returns home safely

The space shuttle Atlantis glided to a picture-perfect landing Friday morning under bright, sunny skies at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

updated Fri Nov 27 2009 01:15:50

China to launch second lunar probe

China will launch a second lunar probe next October, state-run media reported Friday.

updated Mon Nov 23 2009 07:31:18

Orbiting astronaut welcomes daughter's birth

Space shuttle astronaut Randy Bresnik has welcomed a daughter -- from space.

updated Wed Nov 18 2009 09:22:05

In today's space race, watch out for China

When China decided to test an anti-satellite missile in 2007, the impact shattered not just the target satellite but any illusions that China did not have military intentions in space and the capabilities to achieve them.

updated Tue Nov 17 2009 16:51:36

Meet 'Cady' Coleman, astronaut mom

At her home in this woodsy town east of the Berkshires, Catherine "Cady" Coleman often steps outside with her husband and son to peer at the night sky.

updated Tue Nov 17 2009 11:15:10

Space shuttle Atlantis launches for space station

updated Tue Nov 17 2009 11:11:11

Atlantis blasts off towards space station

Space shuttle Atlantis launched Monday afternoon to deliver key spare parts to prolong the life of the International Space Station.

updated Mon Nov 16 2009 15:36:03

Leonid meteor shower to peak Tuesday

This year's Leonid meteor shower will peak early Tuesday, forecasters say, producing mild but pretty sparks over the United States and a more intense outburst over Asia.

updated Fri Nov 13 2009 19:16:58

NASA finds 'significant' water on moon

NASA said Friday it had discovered water on the moon, opening "a new chapter" that could allow for the development of a lunar space station.

updated Mon Nov 09 2009 16:40:51

Can scientists make a space elevator?

It sounds like science fiction. And it was.

updated Thu Nov 05 2009 10:29:52

Can scientists make a space elevator?

It sounds like science fiction. And it was.

updated Wed Oct 28 2009 13:23:59

After many delays, NASA launches rocket

NASA launched its Ares I-X rocket Wednesday, after multiple delays over two days because of bad weather.

updated Wed Oct 28 2009 05:55:03

NASA offers one giant app for mankind

Space buffs can now keep up with NASA's mission launches by launching an app.

updated Tue Oct 27 2009 12:31:10

NASA scrubs launch of Ares I-X rocket

NASA was unable to launch its unmanned test rocket Ares I-X Tuesday because of cloudy, windy weather, but will try again Wednesday morning, the space agency said.

updated Mon Oct 26 2009 21:11:54

NASA's Ares rocket set for test flight

For the first time in decades, a rocket instead of a space shuttle is occupying launchpad 39-B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

updated Sat Oct 24 2009 09:24:32

Chinese taikonauts' great leap into space

China's space program has really taken off in the last six years.

updated Wed Oct 14 2009 16:49:13

How much longer will the space station fly?

It's the most complex construction project in history.

updated Mon Oct 12 2009 14:10:59

Cirque du Soleil founder returns from space

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte, sporting a foam clown nose, landed back on Earth after a $35 million working vacation at the international space station.

updated Fri Oct 09 2009 16:09:43

Astronomy fans left disappointed after much-touted lunar impact

There wasn't a cloud in the sky early Friday when Dave Samuels trained his telescopes at the moon, hoping to catch a glimpse of a NASA rocket striking the lunar landscape.

updated Fri Oct 09 2009 11:02:51

NASA's strike on moon worked, mission official says

NASA said Friday's rocket and satellite strike on the moon was a success, kicking up enough dust for scientists to determine whether or not there is water on the moon.

updated Thu Oct 08 2009 16:42:34

NASA set to crash on the moon -- twice

Two U.S. spacecraft are set to crash on the moon Friday. On purpose. And we're all invited to watch.

updated Wed Oct 07 2009 02:31:46

Scientists discover massive ring around Saturn

Scientists at NASA have discovered a nearly invisible ring around Saturn -- one so large that it would take 1 billion Earths to fill it.

updated Fri Sep 25 2009 03:14:49

NASA: There is water in lunar soil

There is more water on the moon in more locations than originally thought, a discovery that may bolster NASA's long-held goal of setting up an outpost there, a researcher said Thursday.

updated Wed Sep 23 2009 03:59:56

India launches satellite for ocean study

India on Wednesday launched a second satellite to study oceans.

updated Wed Sep 16 2009 15:17:11

First rocky planet found outside solar system

Scientists have discovered the first confirmed Earthlike planet outside our solar system, they announced Wednesday.

updated Wed Sep 16 2009 13:20:13

'Giga Galaxy Zoom' offers tour of Milky Way

The name is already taken, but "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" might be a fitting title for a new interactive view of the Milky Way unveiled this week by the European Southern Observatory.

updated Thu Sep 10 2009 20:20:55

Shuttle Discovery landing scrubbed for Thursday

The space shuttle Discovery will stay aloft another day after NASA mission managers scrubbed its second and final opportunity to land Thursday, citing bad weather near Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

updated Thu Sep 10 2009 12:02:36

'Butterfly Nebula' catches Hubble's attention

Forget Hollywood special effects or Impressionist paintings -- some of the most stunning images are created by the mysterious and often violent forces in the universe.

updated Fri Sep 04 2009 16:17:53

A Latino astronaut's remarkable journey

For astronaut Jose Hernandez, his first space flight, scheduled to be aboard the space shuttle Discovery, marks a remarkable journey from the farm fields of California to the skies.

updated Fri Sep 04 2009 05:47:09

Astronauts complete second spacewalk

The space shuttle Discovery crew completed the second of three spacewalks scheduled for their 13-day mission to the international space station, NASA officials said Friday.

updated Thu Sep 03 2009 13:35:37

'Airplane view' of Mars yields stunning images

What would you see if you could fly over Mars in a plane and look out the window?

updated Thu Sep 03 2009 01:34:15

Debris moving toward shuttle, space station

NASA is monitoring debris in space moving in the vicinity of the international space station and the Shuttle Discovery docked with it, officials said late Wednesday.

updated Mon Aug 31 2009 11:06:06

Shuttle Discovery blasts off to space station

Space shuttle Discovery launched just before midnight Friday on a mission to the international space station.

updated Fri Aug 28 2009 02:31:59

Discovery launch put off until late Friday

NASA has reset the launch of space shuttle Discovery for just before midnight Friday after engineers determined a hydrogen fuel valve that raised concerns earlier this week was working properly.

updated Thu Aug 27 2009 15:26:38

Discovery launch put off until late Friday

NASA on Thursday put off the planned launch of the space shuttle Discovery for a third time to give engineers more time to study tests on a liquid hydrogen valve, the space agency announced.

updated Wed Aug 26 2009 00:10:30

Discovery launch postponed again

NASA could try to launch the space shuttle Discovery early Friday after bad weather and a mechanical issue delayed two launch attempts Tuesday, the space agency said.

updated Tue Aug 25 2009 10:22:16

What's a planet? Debate over Pluto rages on

For one of the farthest, coldest places in the solar system, Pluto sure stirs a lot of hot emotions right here on Earth.

updated Mon Aug 24 2009 23:00:08

Shuttle Discovery set for nighttime launch

Space shuttle Discovery was scheduled to launch early Tuesday morning for a mission to deliver equipment to the international space station.

updated Wed Aug 19 2009 21:17:04

Discovery set to launch next week for space station

Space shuttle Discovery is set to launch next week on a mission to the international space station, NASA's Flight Readiness Review team said Wednesday.

updated Tue Aug 18 2009 14:30:04

Telescopes to show universe soon after Big Bang

It may not be possible to travel back in time, but seeing stars and galaxies as they looked millions or even billions of years ago is no problem thanks to telescopes, the closest thing we have to time machines.

updated Thu Aug 13 2009 13:32:43

NASA falling short of asteroid-detection goals

Without more funding, NASA will not meet its goal of tracking 90 percent of all deadly asteroids by 2020, according to a report released today by the National Academy of Sciences.

updated Sun Aug 09 2009 01:31:45

Kepler telescope makes quick discovery

NASA's Kepler space telescope has already made a discovery, and its science operations aren't even officially under way yet.

updated Fri Jul 31 2009 16:04:59

Space shuttle Endeavour lands safely

The crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour returned to earth on Friday morning after spending 16 days in space.

updated Mon Jul 27 2009 11:49:39

Hubble reawakens, snaps image of Jupiter scar

In an unusual step, NASA scientists interrupted testing of the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope to aim the orbiter's camera at Jupiter and capture an image of the planet's mysterious new scar.

updated Thu Jul 23 2009 15:17:48

Old barn unlikely home for Space Age relics

They are domestic relics of a bygone era when space travel was new and exciting and the world was buzzing with optimism about what could be.

updated Tue Jul 21 2009 14:42:30

Solar and lunar eclipses

updated Tue Jul 21 2009 12:29:37

Mystery impact leaves Earth-size mark on Jupiter

Jupiter is sporting a new scar after an unseen object hit the gaseous planet this week, NASA scientists say.

updated Tue Jul 21 2009 10:16:23

NASA programs at a glance

updated Tue Jul 21 2009 00:35:11

NASA's forays yield earthly spin-offs

When man first walked on the moon 40 years ago, it was not only a "giant leap for mankind" but also a boon for everyday items.

updated Mon Jul 20 2009 20:40:09

The 10-year-old who helped Apollo 11, 40 years later

On July 23, 1969, as Apollo 11 hurtled back towards Earth, there was a problem -- a problem only a kid could solve.

updated Mon Jul 20 2009 16:57:59

Moon or Mars? 'Next giant leap' sparks debate

Blasting off from Earth and hurtling through space at thousands of miles an hour, it takes astronauts three days to reach the moon -- a tiny distance in a universe measured in light years, but a fantastic voyage on a human scale.

updated Mon Jul 20 2009 06:53:59

Space ambitions of Europe, Russia and China

updated Mon Jul 20 2009 04:36:44

What is man's greatest achievement?

Fire, the wheel and even cup noodles were among the varied answers to the question posed by CNN: "What is man's greatest achievement?"

updated Sat Jul 18 2009 06:26:43

Shuttle, space station crews have record-setting rendezvous

It's the biggest meeting ever so far from Earth.

updated Fri Jul 17 2009 10:11:43

Could moon landings have been faked? Some still think so

It captivated millions of people around the world for eight days in the summer of 1969. It brought glory to the embattled U.S. space program and inspired beliefs that anything was possible.

updated Fri Jul 17 2009 08:04:53

NASA releases clearest videos yet of 1969 moonwalk

NASA released newly restored videos Thursday of two U.S. astronauts taking the world's first steps on the moon.

updated Thu Jul 16 2009 21:10:17

NASA not 'overly concerned' with dings on shuttle

NASA is not "overly concerned" about three small dings on the side of space shuttle Endeavour caused when foam debris fell from its fuel tank following liftoff, a shuttle manager said Thursday.

updated Thu Jul 16 2009 12:38:59

From doughnuts to liftoff, Apollo 11 launch was blast

Just after midnight on July 16, 1969, Jack King kissed his wife goodbye at their Cocoa Beach, Florida home, jumped in his car, and drove to Dunkin' Donuts for a doughnut and a cup of coffee.

updated Thu Jul 16 2009 12:04:09

Private space pioneers: We're inheritors of Apollo legacy

Richard Garriott had more reason than most to dream the Apollo moon landings would rapidly expand space travel. His father was a NASA astronaut, as were many of his neighbors near Texas' Johnson Space Center.

updated Thu Jul 16 2009 12:02:00

What we've learned from the moon and Mars

updated Thu Jul 16 2009 11:59:02

The men who've walked on the moon

updated Wed Jul 15 2009 21:03:32

Space shuttle Endeavour blasts off after several postponements

The space shuttle Endeavour lifted off en route to the international space station Wednesday evening after several days of weather delays.

updated Mon Jul 13 2009 22:20:47

Shuttle launch postponed for third straight day

Weather forced NASA on Monday to scrub a launch of space shuttle Endeavour, marking the spacecraft's third takeoff postponement in three days and fifth since mid-June.

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