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Here's Looking at You....

Jul 21, 2015
"The high quality of the EPIC imagery exeeded all of our expectations in resolution," said Adam Szabo, NASA's DSCOVR project scientist....

Dawn Prolongs 2nd Reconnaissance Orbit at Ceres After Orientation Issue

Jul 09, 2015
Dawn responded as designed by stopping all activities (including thrusting), reconfiguring its systems to safe mode and transmitting a radio signal...

LORRI’s Latest Image

Jul 08, 2015
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Russia's International Space Station Resupply Chain Restored with Progress Docking

Jul 05, 2015
"...feels like Chrismas in July," say space station cosmonauts. "The presents are here."...

Russian Progress Resupply Mission Lifts Off Successfully To International Space Station

Jul 03, 2015
"Everything went by the book," noted Rob Navias, a NASA public affairs officer who monitored Friday's Progress 60 launching from the agency's Mission...

Starving Milky Way Black Hole Gorges on Companion Star

Jun 25, 2015
"It's definitely a 'once in a professional lifetime' opportunity," says Erik Kuulkers, the European Space Agency's Integral project scientist....

Ordinary Goes to Space

Jun 18, 2015
Retired NASA astronaut Clay Anderson's autobiography takes a hard look at the often stressful lives and personal struggles of America's shuttle and...

Earth: Mars Can't Hear You (Just Temporarily)

Jun 08, 2015
NASA has ceased routine communications with five spacecraft orbiting and roving the surface of Mars through June 21, a period known as solar...

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Descends Toward Asteroid Ceres for Closer Look at Bright Spots

May 22, 2015
Images gathered May 16 with cameras from an altitude of 4,500 miles have again prompted speculation the spacecraft has spotted ice deposits on the...

ISS Fluid Dynamics Experiment: Fresh-Brewed Espresso

May 05, 2015
"Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised," according to European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti....

Saturday's Progress 57 Space Station Departure Paves the Way for new Russian Re-supply Mission

Apr 25, 2015
Progress 59 is scheduled to lift off from Baikonur on Tuesday at 3:09 a.m., EDT, initiating a four orbit, six hour sprint to the International Space...

Astronaut Scott Kelly Paces Start to ISS Marathon Mission, Chance to Sip Espresso

Apr 21, 2015
"We definitely look forward to the espresso machine," astronaut Scott Kelly, NASA's ISS marathoner, told Russia Today. "I know a lot of people are...

Briny Water May Challenge Future Mars Spacecraft Design

Apr 15, 2015
"These finding have implications for planetary protection policies for future landed spacecraft," according to the Nature Geoscience report. "Cl-...

U. S., Russian Astronauts Reach International Space Station for One Year Stay

Mar 27, 2015
"He will do great," predicted NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who returned to Earth after 5 1/2 months on the ISS earlier this month. Wilmore...

Kepler Achievements Recognized by National Air and Space Museum

Mar 25, 2015
"We are discovering all kinds of exotic planets, worlds that have oceans of molten rock, worlds that have not one but two stars rising in the East...
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