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Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome early on March 28, 2015. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Asking Congress For $490M To Buy Seats On Russian Soyuz Rockets For Astronauts

NASA is asking Congress for another half billion dollars to pay Russia to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

08/05/2015

Amazon drones (CBS)

Amazon Proposes Prime Slice Of Air Space For Drone Delivery

Amazon is making a pitch for a prime slice of air space to facilitate high speed package delivery using drones.

07/28/2015

An artist's rendering of an asteroid field (CBS)

NASA Reveals Plan To Redirect Asteroid Chunk Into Moon’s Orbit

NASA revealed its plans Wednesday to fly robotic spacecraft to asteroids by the end of the decade.

03/25/2015

NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View (NASA)

Twin Astronauts Taking Part In Longest Ever NASA Study On Space Travel’s Aging Effects

NASA is set to carry out its longest mission ever in an effort to study the effects of space travel on the human body.

03/24/2015

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NASA To Study Mysterious ‘Magnetic Explosions’ Between Earth, Sun That Unleash Dangerous X-Rays

Earth and the Sun may be 93 million miles apart, but cosmic explosions between the two celestial spheres occur often and with devastating effects–unleashing waves of radiation and disrupting GPS communications, and it is with this danger in mind that next month, NASA will launch four “Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission” satellites, studying these “magnetic reconnections” and better predicting the consequences of these cosmic phenomena.

02/24/2015

An artist's rendering of the Orion capsule on re-entry. (NASA)

NASA Ames Delays Viewing Party For 1st Flight Of Orion Spacecraft

NASA is trying to launch the next generation of technology with the maiden test flight of the Orion spacecraft.

12/03/2014

NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View (NASA)

First Public Tours Of NASA Ames In Nearly 2 Decades, Tickets Available

For the first time in 17 years, NASA Ames Research Center will open its normally well-secured gates to the public, allowing behind the scenes tours of the wind tunnels, laboratories, and even a simulated Martian landscape.

09/02/2014

Red Dragon Crew-Carrying Capsule (Credit SpaceX)

NASA Considers Mars Mission With Help Of Tesla’s Elon Musk, While Celebrating 45 Years Since Apollo 11 Moon Landing

45 years ago, America landed a man on the moon, and years from now, NASA and Tesla founder Elon Musk hope to have already landed a man on Mars, using Musk’s SpaceX rocket in a public-private partnership that turns the Apollo program model on its head.

07/16/2014

Supersonic Jet Model in Wind Tunnel (NASA)

NASA: Supersonic Passenger Jets Closer To Returning To Airports Thanks To Sonic Boom Research

San Francisco to New York in two hours? It’s been possible for 40 years, as anyone who flew the Concorde from New York to London can tell you, but it’s not allowed because of Federal Aviation Administration regulations about supersonic flights over land. Seems people don’t like the sound of sonic booms every few hours over their homes, but new research from NASA Ames Research Center, and the facility at Edwards could make sonic booms more tolerable, and make hour-long cross-country flights a reality.

06/17/2014

Memorial Day 2014 Meteor Shower

Memorial Day Weekend Meteor Shower Could Dazzle With 200 Meteors Per Hour On May 23rd, 2014

NASA announced the discovery of what could become a first ever meteor shower, the May Camelopardalids, delighting skywatchers with 200 meteors per hour for Memorial Day Weekend 2014, and potentially rivaling the Perseid meteor shower in August.

05/22/2014

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