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Nov 19, 2012

Three ISS Crew Descend into Wintry Kazakhstan Aboard Soyuz Capsule

A Soyuz capsule carrying Russian, U.S. and Japanese astronauts descended safely onto the frigid plains of northern Kazakhstan late Sunday, bringing....More
Nov 14, 2012

French, Canadian Astronomers Find Nearby Homeless Planet

A collaboration between French and Canadian astronomers announced the detection of a young, free floating Jupiter-class planet on Wednesday, a....More
Nov 09, 2012

UK Ups ESA Investment 25% Ahead of Key Budget Meeting

Despite budget pressures at home, the UK plans to invest £1.2 billion in European Space Agency (ESA) programs over the next five years, a 25%....More
Nov 08, 2012

AvWeek's Space Laureates Finalists

Every year, Aviation Week presents our Laureates Awards. Space finalists for this year: + Curiosity Mars rover + Elon Musk, Chief Executive,....More
Nov 01, 2012

Spacewalkers Begin Space Station Cooling System Repair

Sunita Williams, center, emerges from U. S. airlock for International Space Station spacewalk.  Photo Credit: NASA TV....More
Nov 01, 2012

SpaceX Dragon CRS-1 Capsule Scores Safe Splashdown

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-1 capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean west of Baja, Calif., Sunday afternoon, cementing a commercial version of the U.S....More
Oct 26, 2012

Cool Video

Orbital Technologies Corp. (Orbitec) mounted a flight camera on the flight test vehicle it used Oct. 20 to demonstrate its new "vortex" rocket engine....More
Oct 25, 2012

Russian, U.S. Soyuz Crew Docks with Space Station

Soyuz spacecraft with two Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut closes in on ISS docking. Photo Credit: NASA TV ....More
Oct 25, 2012

Elon Musk's Latest Interview

The new issue of Wired magazine has an interview by Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson with SpaceX's CEO: Elon Musk’s Mission to Mars. The whole thing is....More
Oct 23, 2012

Soyuz Departs for Space Station with U.S., Russian Crew

Soyuz mission departs Baikonur Cosmodrome, Pad 31, with three Space Station crew members. Photo Credit: NASA photo ....More
Oct 22, 2012

Photos and Video: Xcor Lynx Full-scale Model

Xcor Aerospace has assembled a full-scale, high-fidelity model of its two-seat Lynx suborbital spaceplane at the International Symposium for Personal....More
Oct 19, 2012

Scientists: Solar Wind, a Newly Discovered Source of Lunar Water

Samples from Tranquility Base suggest solar wind brings water to lunar soil. Photo Credit: NASA....More
Oct 15, 2012

Proton Launches IS-23

An International Launch Services (ILS) Proton vehicle launched the Intelsat 23 satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 14. Liftoff....More
Oct 14, 2012

Falcon 9 Drops Orbcomm Satellite in Wrong Orbit

It looks like SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket failed to deliver a secondary payload to its intended orbit during an otherwise successful Oct. 7 mission. The....More
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