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Artist concept of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) 70-metric-ton configuration launching to space.  (NASA/MSFC)

NASA Funding Powerful Space Rocket Project With Goal Of Reaching Mars In 2030s

Officials say initial phase of the heavy-lift rocket project, known as the Space Launch System Program, will now move from formulation to development, something no other exploration class vehicle has done since the creation of the space shuttle. The first generation rocket will be the most powerful ever built, with 130 metric tons of lift, enough to carry an Orion spacecraft beyond low earth orbit.

08/27/2014

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NASA Backing Plan For Deep Space Mothership With Deployable Moon Rovers

The future of space exploration may involve soaring above moons in a mothership and deploying drone-like explorer to probe the surface.

08/07/2014

Photos of the comet -(Photo Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team)

After More Than 10-Year Journey, Space Probe Catches Up With Comet, Enters Orbit At Close Distance

A comet has never been followed from this close before, but a comet-chasing space probe has reached its destination after a more than 10-year journey.

08/06/2014

Supermoon (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

The Summer’s Second Supermoon To Return Sunday Afternoon

Watch the sky for the next Supermoon as it shines this Sunday…

08/04/2014

The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope (Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images)

StarDate 7/25/2014: Logging Star Clusters In Sagittarius

One of the first items on almost any amateur astronomer’s “to-do” list is completing the Messier marathon — looking at all 110 objects cataloged by Charles Messier. Messier himself began the first marathon 250 years ago.

07/25/2014

Fake Ranger Dubbed 'Officer Spandex' Spotted On Marin County Trails

Fake Ranger Dubbed ‘Officer Spandex’ Spotted On Marin County Trails Harassing Hikers

Park rangers are telling hikers to beware of “Officer Spandex” — a bicyclist who’s been harassing people and their dogs on Marin County trails.

07/24/2014

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Astronaut On International Space Station Describes What Space Smells Like

07/18/2014

A perigee moon, or supermoon, rises behind wind turbines.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

When Is The Next Supermoon? August Full Moon Will Be Closest Pass Yet

If you missed Saturday’s supermoon, don’t worry, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet as the August 2014 supermoon will be the closest the moon comes to earth all year, and should be the best of the five supermoons of 2014 as it passes within 221,765 miles of us.

07/14/2014

Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben after defeating Costa Rica during the penalty shootout after the extra time in the quarter-final football match between Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 5, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

California Aerospace Firm Offers Space Flight To Dutch Team If It Wins World Cup

The space flight company XCOR Aerospace has pledged a free flight to space if the Dutch National team manages to win the FIFA World Cup 2014.

07/09/2014

A stream of solar wind flowing from this minor coronal hole should reach Earth on July 9-10. (Credit: SDO/AIA)

Massive Solar X-Ray Eruption Hits Earth, Potentially Disrupts GPS And Airplane, Ship Communications

A massive solar flare flooded the sunlit portion of the planet Tuesday morning with X-rays powerful enough to disrupt GPS navigation, and airplane and maritime communication for several minutes.

07/08/2014

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