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  • NASA selects SpaceX to take over historic launchpad

    NASA selects SpaceX to take over historic launchpad
    Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is a step closer to taking over NASA’s most historic launchpad, where the mighty Saturn V rocket made its moonshot and where the first space shuttle rumbled to life. The space agency confirmed Friday that it has...
  • Chinese lunar probe makes first soft landing on moon since 1976

    Chinese lunar probe makes first soft landing on moon since 1976
    BEIJING -- China landed an unmanned exploration vehicle on the moon Saturday, becoming the third country to do so after the United States and the former Soviet Union decades ago. After days in orbit around the moon, the lunar probe known as Chang’...
  • A strange interstellar wind blows through our solar system

    A strange interstellar wind blows through our solar system
    When it comes to studying the region of interstellar space just beyond our solar system, nothing seems to work quite the way scientists imagined. Take Voyager 1 for example. The spacecraft has confounded and delighted researchers for several years...
  • Could lemur hibernation answer space travel questions?

    Could lemur hibernation answer space travel questions?
    A lemur that hibernates is strange and cute enough. But studying its lethargic state may provide a clue to sending humans on long-distance space travel or healing the ravages of heart attacks, stroke and head trauma, according to researchers at Duke...
  • Wave at Saturn: NASA's Cassini spacecraft to take Earth's picture

    Wave at Saturn: NASA's Cassini spacecraft to take Earth's picture
    Earthlings, get ready to say cheese! NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will be taking your picture next month -- from 898 million miles away. If you happen to have your eyes closed or your hair is out of place, don’t worry. All of planet Earth...
  • Awesome: Cassini will take Earth's picture from 900 million miles away

    Awesome: Cassini will take Earth's picture from 900 million miles away
    It’s time to get ready for your not-so-close-up. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on the far side of Saturn will snap a long-distance portrait of Earth today between 2:27 p.m. and 2:42 p.m. PDT. [Updated 8:10 a.m.: "Awesome." Cassini project...
  • Waving at Saturn is 'humbling and awe-inspiring at the same time'

    Waving at Saturn is 'humbling and awe-inspiring at the same time'
    Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles was brimming with the usual summer crowd Friday, but few visitors knew that they’d be getting their photo taken from more than 898 million miles away. After learning that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft would be...
  • Earth, as seen from 900 million miles away (with new photos)

    Earth, as seen from 900 million miles away (with new photos)
    Need a little perspective in your life? Take a look at these images of Earth as seen from almost 900 million miles away. In these new images released by NASA, our planet is dwarfed by Saturn's breathtaking rings, and shows up as just a pale blue dot --...
  • Adult Space Academy a trip to the stratosphere for serious space geeks

     Adult Space Academy a trip to the stratosphere for serious space geeks
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — I was inept at moonwalking. My rocket was a dud. And I crashed the space shuttle. Fortunately, I was just an astronaut wannabe and not the real deal. But it's as close as this middle-aged space geek is going to get. That...
  • Success of 'Gravity' is a reminder of our favorite space films

    Success of 'Gravity' is a reminder of our favorite space films
    "Gravity" made history this weekend as it defied industry expectations and shot to No. 1 at the box office, posting the highest October opening ever ($55.6 million). Much has been made of the film, both critically and by audiences, for its revolutionary...
  • Live 'Gravity' chat at noon with Times film critic Kenneth Turan

    Live 'Gravity' chat at noon with Times film critic Kenneth Turan
    Is "Gravity" a sure-fire Oscar bet or already the most overhyped movie of 2013? The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney astronauts-in-distress movie soared to the top spot at the box office last weekend. Scientists have their quibbles, but movie critics seem to...