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  • NASA still not sure why astronaut's helmet filled with water

    NASA still not sure why astronaut's helmet filled with water
    Last summer astronaut Luca Parmitano came perilously close to drowning in space after more than a liter of water leaked into his helmet. Today NASA officials said they are still trying to figure out what went wrong. The near-drowning occurred July...
  • Kid Cudi releases surprise album, 'Satellite Flight'

    Kid Cudi releases surprise album, 'Satellite Flight'
    Offering just a few hours' notice, Kid Cudi surprised fans by issuing a new album at midnight. Late Monday, the alt-rapper began dropping hints via Twitter that his latest, “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon,” would soon arrive....
  • The International Space Station, through the astronauts' eyes

    The International Space Station, through the astronauts' eyes
    Anyone who thinks the U.S. space program is done with and permanently parked at the California Science Center in the form of the space shuttle Endeavour hasn’t heard NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and aerospace engineer Camille Alleyne (yes,...
  • Voyager, the space triumph that nearly wasn't

     Voyager, the space triumph that nearly wasn't
    The Voyager 1 spacecraft is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. Even if defined only by distance, the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory twin Voyagers are America's greatest space adventure. They've been flying successfully for...
  • NASA solves mystery of jelly doughnut rock on Mars: 'We drove over it'

    NASA solves mystery of jelly doughnut rock on Mars: 'We drove over it'
    The mystery of the jelly doughnut-shaped rock that seemed to materialize on Mars is a mystery no more. After taking a close look at the small white rock with a deep red center dubbed "Pinnacle Island," a research team has determined it is not a fungus-...
  • Ganymede mapped: See best map yet of our solar system's largest moon

    Ganymede mapped: See best map yet of our solar system's largest moon
    Scientists have a new map -- the best created so far -- of the largest moon in our solar system, Ganymede, and it is both beautiful and revealing. Ganymede is technically a satellite of Jupiter, but it is really a world unto itself. It is bigger than...
  • Downey space museum is struggling to survive

    Downey space museum is struggling to survive
    Bob Thompson fondly remembers when Downey was buzzing with pride and payrolls as a major hub for work on the Apollo space program and the construction site for six space shuttles. "Since the beginning of time, we had all these world leaders who looked...
  • Return of the Jade Rabbit: China's moon rover back in action

    Return of the Jade Rabbit: China's moon rover back in action
    BEIJING -- China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover, feared to have suffered some irreparable technical difficulties, may yet have some spring in its step. In late January, Chinese authorities said the rover -- which arrived on the moon in mid-December --...
  • Water vapor seen steaming off icy dwarf planet Ceres

    Water vapor seen steaming off icy dwarf planet Ceres
    Before Pluto’s fall from planetary grace, there was Ceres. Depending on your definition, it’s either the largest asteroid or the smallest dwarf planet -- but for a few glorious decades in the 1800s, the rocky sphere was a full planet in the...
  • It may be a very long lunar night for China's Jade Rabbit moon rover

    It may be a very long lunar night for China's Jade Rabbit moon rover
    China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover experienced a “mechanical control abnormality” over the weekend, according to the official Xinhua news agency, just as it was set to go to "sleep" for the long lunar night. "Goodnight, Earth. Goodnight,...
  • Russian astronauts install Canadian cameras on space station

    Russian astronauts install Canadian cameras on space station
    Russian cosmonauts whose first attempt to install two high-tech cameras outside the International Space Station was thwarted by cabling issues last month made a second spacewalk Monday to finish the job – with mixed results. The high-resolution...