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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,...
  • Success! China's Chang'e 3 lands on moon, snaps pic of Jade Rabbit

    Success! China's Chang'e 3 lands on moon, snaps pic of Jade Rabbit
    China’s Chang’e 3 spacecraft successfully touched down on the moon and deployed¬† the "Jade Rabbit" rover, and now the pair have now sent their first images back to Earth. The color photographs, which the rover and lander took of each other,...
  • Ready to spacewalk? NASA astronauts to fix pump on space station

    Ready to spacewalk? NASA astronauts to fix pump on space station
    It’s official: NASA astronauts will have to step out into space to fix a faulty cooling loop at the International Space Station. Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins will take on the task, which will probably take two spacewalks and could stretch to...
  • NASA exerts 1 million pounds of force on rocket tank; see what happens

    NASA exerts 1 million pounds of force on rocket tank; see what happens
    I'm a huge NASA fan. Huge. In the past, the space agency has never failed to bowl me over. Curiosity. Wow. Hubble. Incredible. Space station. 925,000 pounds of awesome. High-tech can-crushing tests? Meh.  My problem with this worthy endeavor -- which...
  • India set to launch Mars mission, provoking criticism over cost

    India set to launch Mars mission, provoking criticism over cost
    NEW DELHI — India is set to launch a space mission to Mars on Tuesday that, if successful, would beat China to the punch, although some wonder whether the undertaking is the best use of money when many Indians lack food, clean water or basic...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Spacewalk success! NASA astronauts ahead of schedule on ISS repairs

    Spacewalk success! NASA astronauts ahead of schedule on ISS repairs
    The first in a series of emergency spacewalks to fix a cooling system failure on the International Space Station went off without a hitch Saturday morning. In fact, it went so well that the two spacewalkers, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...