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Mars Opportunity rover passes 25 miles driven mark, setting new record

By On July 29, 2014

NASA‘s Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving. The previous record was held… Read More


The space race for Mars is heating up. Russia confirms green light for super heavy lift rocket amid nuclear treaty talks.

By On July 29, 2014

It has been reported that Russia said to be on point of leaving 1987 treaty, after Obama administration said it violated the accord with tests of R-500 Federal Space Program (FSP) Roscosmos chief… Read More


NASA Voyager 1 Spacecraft has officially entered interstellar space, new data confirms

By On July 8, 2014

New data has confirmed that NASA‘s Voyager 1 spacecraft has indeed entered into interstellar space. “All is not quiet around Voyager,” said Don Gurnett of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, the… Read More


Researchers calculate that heat from volcano erupting beneath glacier created habitable zone on Mars

By On June 1, 2014

Heat from a volcano erupting beneath an immense glacier would have created large lakes of liquid water on Mars in the relatively recent past. And where there’s water, there is also the… Read More

Mars Insight Rover

Construction to begin on NASA Mars Lander, Insight, scheduled to launch from California in 2016

By On May 26, 2014

NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on a new Mars lander after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review on Friday. NASA’s Interior Exploration Using… Read More


SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Returns Critical NASA Science from Space Station

By On May 18, 2014

SpaceX‘s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:05 p.m. EDT Sunday, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning more than 3,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science… Read More

Image: Chi Cygni

NASA has successfully created star dust at their Ames research facility

By On May 7, 2014

A team of scientists at NASA‘s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., has successfully reproduced, right here on Earth, the processes that occur in the atmosphere of a red giant star… Read More


NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon’s Surface

By On April 20, 2014

Ground controllers at NASA‘s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA‘s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between… Read More


NASA’s Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in ‘Habitable Zone’

By On April 17, 2014

Using NASA‘s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” — the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool… Read More


SpaceX Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station Set for Friday, Spacewalk Wednesday

By On April 17, 2014

NASA and SpaceX are targeting a 3:25 p.m. EDT launch on Friday, April 18, of SpaceX‘s third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television… Read More


NASA detects ocean inside Saturn Moon, potential home for extraterrestrial microbes

By On April 3, 2014

NASA‘s Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have uncovered evidence Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors a large underground ocean of liquid water, furthering scientific interest in the moon as a potential home to… Read More

This concept image shows an astronaut preparing to take samples from the captured asteroid after it has been relocated to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system. Hundreds of rings are affixed to the asteroid capture bag, helping the astronaut carefully navigate the surface.

NASA Solicits Proposals for Asteroid Redirect Mission

By On March 24, 2014

Much like NASA did for ideas about how to best make use of the Kepler spacecraft after its reaction wheel failure earlier last year, NASA is now asking for proposals for advanced… Read More


Birth of the Universe detected by scientists

By On March 17, 2014

Astronomers are announcing today that they have acquired the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through our infant universe during an explosive period of growth called inflation. This is the strongest… Read More

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Space Station Crew Returns to Earth, Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

By On March 11, 2014

Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth Mondayafter 166 days in space, during which they made 2,656 orbits around the planet and traveled almost 70.5 million miles Expedition 38… Read More


NASA’s WISE Survey Finds Thousands of New Stars, But No ‘Planet X’

By On March 7, 2014

After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA‘s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed… Read More