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  • The Olympic torch spacewalk: Watch it live, here

    The Olympic torch spacewalk: Watch it live, here
    Live streaming video by Ustream The Olympic torch has arrived in outer space, and you can watch two cosmonauts take it out on a spacewalk, right here.  If you live on the West Coast, you are going to have to wake up early to enjoy the show. Russian...
  • Cosmonauts take Olympic torch for a walk in space

    Cosmonauts take Olympic torch for a walk in space
    MOSCOW — The Russian relay ahead of the Olympic Games reached its peak Saturday, both figuratively and literally, as two Russian cosmonauts took the Olympic torch on a walk outside the International Space Station about 186 miles above Earth. The...
  • Puffy clouds, blue water: NASA video depicts Mars 4 billion years ago

    Puffy clouds, blue water: NASA video depicts Mars 4 billion years ago
    Don’t be fooled – this epic video of plump clouds, clear lakes and gorgeous landscapes isn’t from some remote vacation spot on Earth. This could be what Mars looked like about 4 billion years ago, NASA scientists say. The video...
  • MAVEN launches successfully, set to unravel the mystery of Mars

    MAVEN launches successfully, set to unravel the mystery of Mars
    [Updated, 10:41 a.m. Nov. 18: Success! The Atlas V rocket, carrying MAVEN on its mission to Mars, lifted off this morning just as the launch window opened.  Social media lighted up as the robotic explorer left the launchpad at Cape Canaveral. This is...
  • SpaceX scrubs rocket launch at Cape Canaveral over technical issues

    SpaceX scrubs rocket launch at Cape Canaveral over technical issues
    After suffering through various technical issues with its Falcon 9 rocket, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX canceled its scheduled launch from Cape Canaveral. The company is targeting Thursday at 2:38 p.m. PST for its next launch attempt. SpaceX,...
  • Watch SpaceX launch telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral

    Watch SpaceX launch telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral
    [Updated 3:50 p.m. PST Nov. 25: SpaceX said it has canceled the planed launch because of technical issues. It has rescheduled the launch for Thursday at 2:38 PST. See the follow-up story here.]  Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is preparing to launch an...
  • Virgin Galactic to accept bitcoin as payment for space flights

    Virgin Galactic to accept bitcoin as payment for space flights
    Virgin Galactic, the company aimed at taking tourists to space, is accepting the digital currency bitcoin as payment for future space travel. Richard Branson, the British billionaire who founded the futuristic company, called bitcoin "a brilliantly...
  • In the Mojave, a scientist-entrepreneur works to 're-create Martians'

    In the Mojave, a scientist-entrepreneur works to 're-create Martians'
    MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE — The sun is fading, the temperature is dropping and this desert party is just getting started. They're prying open beer bottles and blasting rock music from an RV. Motorcycles rest on kickstands beside an ancient lava...
  • China launches rocket with its first moon lander and rover

    China launches rocket with its first moon lander and rover
    BEIJING--In hopes of ensuring that the next man on the moon is Chinese, Beijing launched a rocket carrying a buggy-like vehicle that is expected to roam and explore the moon's surface for three months. The Long March rocket lifted off from the Xichang...
  • SpaceX set to launch upgraded rocket from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX set to launch upgraded rocket from Cape Canaveral
    Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is hoping the third time is a charm in its attempt to launch an upgraded version of its Falcon 9 rocket carrying a telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The company had originally planned on launching the...
  • SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral
    With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky. On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8...