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  • NASA wants poets to send haikus on Mars MAVEN mission

    NASA wants poets to send haikus on Mars MAVEN mission
    NASA wants to send haikus to Mars, and you — yes, you! — might be just the poet for the job. The space agency plans to launch a spacecraft to study the upper layers of the Red Planet’s atmosphere in November. But before the Mars...
  • NASA: Russian rocket crash won't affect astronaut transport to ISS

    NASA: Russian rocket crash won't affect astronaut transport to ISS
    Russia’s dramatic launch and crash of an unmanned Proton rocket holding three Glonass navigation satellites is not expected to affect upcoming manned trips to the orbiting International Space Station, NASA officials said. The Proton-M rocket began...
  • National park on the moon at Apollo landing sites: A 'loony' idea?

    National park on the moon at Apollo landing sites: A 'loony' idea?
    Care to go for a hike in a national park? How about one on the moon? A bill introduced in Congress would protect U.S. Apollo lunar landing sites by making the detritus that astronauts left behind a part of the national park system. It may sound like a...
  • Harrowing: Italian astronaut describes nearly drowning in space

    Harrowing: Italian astronaut describes nearly drowning in space
    The barest details of Luca Parmitano’s near-drowning in space are harrowing enough: The Italian astronaut’s spacesuit helmet began filling with water as he floated outside the International Space Station. Now, Parmitano has published a first-...
  • NASA mission to probe moon's atmosphere may solve Apollo-era mystery

    NASA mission to probe moon's atmosphere may solve Apollo-era mystery
    NASA has sent a spacecraft to study the moon’s surface and another to probe its "lumpy" gravity field, and now it's sending a new explorer to taste its atmosphere. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission will seek to...
  • Indian lunar spacecraft reveals indigenous water from inside moon

    Indian lunar spacecraft reveals indigenous water from inside moon
    Scientists using a NASA instrument aboard an Indian spacecraft have discovered signs of water native to the moon – not brought from far away, but water that must have been locked beneath the lunar crust since its birth. The discovery by the ill-...
  • NASA's comet-hunting Deep Impact mission had many lives before end

    NASA's comet-hunting Deep Impact mission had many lives before end
    After nearly nine years in space and 4.7 billion miles traveled, NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft has met an unexpected end after mission members lost contact with it last month. Though it was unable to complete its latest assignment, the comet-hunting...
  • NASA: Government shutdown won't stop MAVEN launch to Mars

    NASA: Government shutdown won't stop MAVEN launch to Mars
    Planetary scientists are breathing a sigh of relief as NASA’s MAVEN mission to Mars has been cleared for takeoff. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission, slated for launch as early as Nov. 18, had been put on hold after this week's...
  • NASA ends work to restore planet hunter Kepler to full function

    NASA ends work to restore planet hunter Kepler to full function
    NASA scientists said Thursday that the agency will no longer attempt to restore full function to the exoplanet-hunting Kepler space telescope, which has been hobbled since the spring. A three-month effort to return the craft to working order,...
  • 100,000 people apply for a one-way trip to Mars

    100,000 people apply for a one-way trip to Mars
    Mars One wants to send humans on a one-way trip to the Red Planet in 2022. Four individuals will be selected out of the more than 100,000 that have already applied, according to the Dutch nonprofit. But would members of such an expedition, estimated to...
  • Curiosity sings 'Happy Birthday' to celebrate first year on Mars

    Curiosity sings 'Happy Birthday' to celebrate first year on Mars
    Think those tools aboard NASA’s rover Curiosity are only good for sniffing out argon isotopes and drilling into mysterious rocks? Wait till you hear this: A 'Happy Birthday' song played by Curiosity’s very own Sample Analysis at Mars...