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Jun 26, 2014

NASA Primed for New Round of Low Density Supersonic Decelerator Launch Attempts

The U. S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility has cleared launch attempts for June 28, 29 and 30, July 1 and 3....More
Jun 24, 2014

NASA's $2.5 Billion Curiosity Rover Reaches Prime Mission Threshold

"When you are exploring another planet, you expect surprises," notes Jim Erickson, NASA's Curiosity project manager....More
Jun 20, 2014

Podcast: The State of Human Deep Space Exploration

How likely is human flight to Mars? In this week's Check 6 podcast, longtime space editors Jim Asker and Frank Morring discuss this week's....More
Jun 16, 2014

Multinational Astronauts Set to Submerge Undersea to Prep for Deep Space

"Life undersea is as close to being in space as possible," notes NASA's Bill Todd, the NEEMO project manager....More
Jun 16, 2014

Photos: Soviet Shuttle Dreams To Dust

The flightworthy Buran was destroyed on May 12, 2002, when a roof at Baikonur’s Site 112 collapsed, apparently from a combination of poor maintenance....More
Jun 13, 2014

Orbcomm's Elusive Falcon 9 Launch Date TBD

Back-to-back helium leaks on the Falcon 9 first stage in recent months have contributed to delays in at least two SpaceX campaigns....More
Jun 12, 2014

Unfavorable Winds Delay Test Flight of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Demonstrator

"We are still very enthusiastic about opportunities that we think are ahead of us to do this test," said Ian Clark, NASA's LDSD principal....More
Jun 10, 2014

Smoke in Space Station Russian Module Clears Quickly

"We believe it's under control at this time," ISS commander Steve Swanson informs NASA's Mission Control....More
Jun 06, 2014

Back in the Game?

Midway through a refresh of its A2100 satellite bus, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. is going after new commercial business....More
Jun 05, 2014

Pacific Test Could Advance Mars Landing Technologies

"We've been living on the shoulders of giants who developed Entry, Descent and Landing technologies decades ago," noted Michael Gazarik, associate....More
Jun 04, 2014

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Prolific Star Birth Era

It's the largest, youngest and hottest stars that shine in the ultraviolet....More
May 28, 2014

U.S., Russian, European Crew Reaches International Space Station

"You've got help on the way," Mission Control informs International Space Station commander Steve Swanson....More
May 24, 2014

Senate Bill Gets Tough on Russia

Moscow's aggression against Ukraine is finding its way into U.S. defense legislation, where lawmakers aim to curb America's dependence on Russian....More
May 19, 2014

ESA's Venus Express to Aerobrake

As is the Earth, Venus is losing parts of its upper atmosphere to space....More
May 18, 2014

SpaceX Logs Successful Dragon Splashdown

NASA Mission Control: "Dragon has successfully splashed down, and recovery operations are underway."....More
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