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  • China's moon mission captivates scientists

    China's moon mission captivates scientists
    BEIJING — When China landed its first lunar rover on the moon last month, many Americans reacted with a shrug. After all, the U.S. sent men to the moon more than 40 years ago, and the Soviets landed a rover there too. But among lunar scientists,...
  • NASA wins White House approval to extend life of space station

    NASA wins White House approval to extend life of space station
    WASHINGTON — The world's most expensive science project — the $100-billion-plus International Space Station — is poised to get four more years in orbit. According to documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, NASA plans to announce this...
  • How I Made It: Wanda M. Austin, president and CEO of Aerospace

    How I Made It: Wanda M. Austin, president and CEO of Aerospace
    The gig: Wanda M. Austin, 59, is the president and chief executive of Aerospace Corp., an El Segundo brain trust for the Pentagon's space program. Although not well known outside defense circles, it is regarded as one of the nation's most important...
  • NASA 'super ball bot' could one day bounce onto Saturn's moon Titan

    NASA 'super ball bot' could one day bounce onto Saturn's moon Titan
    Among all the challenges of sending robotic explorers to other planets and moons, nailing the landing has to be the most nail-biting part. Now, a team at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View has devised a strange, flexible "super ball bot"...
  • Long day of headaches for Russian spacewalkers

    Long day of headaches for Russian spacewalkers
    It was a day of headaches and broken records for two Russian spacewalkers Friday as the cosmonauts spent over eight hours installing two cameras on the exterior of the International Space Station, only to remove them when they failed to work. "Back...
  • NASA's Deep Space Network celebrates its 50th anniversary

    NASA's Deep Space Network celebrates its 50th anniversary
    It's called the Deep Space Network, and for the last 50 years it's provided two-way communications between earthbound mission controllers and most every spacecraft that's traveled to the moon or beyond. Its motto: "Don't leave Earth without us." On...
  • China's moon landing is part of a new space race by emerging nations

    China's moon landing is part of a new space race by emerging nations
    China watched this month as the nation's first lunar rover rolled across the moon's surface. It was a moment of national pride when images of the six-wheel rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit, were transmitted live back to Earth, showing the red and gold...
  • Astronauts successfully replace faulty pump on ISS

    Astronauts successfully replace faulty pump on ISS
    NASA astronauts Tuesday successfully replaced a faulty fluid pump in the International Space Station, following two days of work in the open vacuum of space 260 miles above the Earth's surface. The 7 1/2-hour spacewalk was only the second in NASA...
  • Christmas Eve spacewalk to repair the ISS: Watch it live, right here

    Christmas Eve spacewalk to repair the ISS: Watch it live, right here
    NASA astronauts will make a second spacewalk in their effort to repair the International Space Station on Tuesday, and you can watch it live, right here. The Christmas Eve spacewalk begins at 4:10 a.m. PST, but if you happen to be up even earlier, NASA'...
  • Next ISS spacewalk planned for Christmas Eve, but first a spacesuit fix

    Next ISS spacewalk planned for Christmas Eve, but first a spacesuit fix
    Bright and early on Dec. 24, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins will head out of the International Space Station to continue an essential repair to the station's cooling system that began Saturday. But first, they have to make a costume...
  • Working weekend? NASA astronauts gear up for Saturday spacewalk on ISS

    Working weekend? NASA astronauts gear up for Saturday spacewalk on ISS
    A pair of NASA astronauts are gearing up for a trio of spacewalks to fix a cooling loop aboard the International Space Station. The three-part show will take place Saturday, Monday and Wednesday – Christmas Day. Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and...