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Mar 12, 2015

Inside The World's First Space-Based Commercial Laser-Relay Service

Europe's EDRS will use laser beam transmissions between low-Earth orbiting (LEO) spacecraft and commercial communications satellites in geostationary....More
Mar 01, 2015

U.S. Spacewalkers Complete Space Station Docking Port Antenna Installations, Cable Extensions5

"That was an amazing effort," said NASA spacewalker Terry Virts....More
Feb 25, 2015

Inside The Roc's Lair20

A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California....More
Feb 21, 2015

Saturday Spacewalk Kicks Off Addition of Commercial Crew Docking Ports to ISS6

"I worked up a lather on that one," quipped NASA spacewalker Barry "Butch" Wilmore. "You guys have done just a superb job," noted Mission Control....More
Feb 17, 2015

Plumes Spotted in Martian Atmosphere Baffle Experts1

"...both explanations defy our current understanding of Mars' upper atmosphere," says European led study team....More
Feb 17, 2015

Russian Progress Re-supply Capsule Races Toward Space Station Docking

Russia's Progress 58, or M-26M, is carrying 3.1 tons of propellant, water, compressed oxygen, spare parts, research gear and other dry goods....More
Feb 10, 2015

Dragon Capsule Returns From Fifth Contracted Space Station Resupply Mission1

The Dragon capsule splashed down under parachute, SpaceX confirmed at 7:45 p.m., EST....More
Feb 05, 2015

Spacecraft Propellant Tank Lands On Brazilian Farm6

The object, which the Brazilian Space Agency later identified as a spacecraft propellant tank, fell 50 meters from a house....More
Feb 05, 2015

ESA's Planck Mission Buys Time: Star Formation Began Later Than We Thought2

"While these 100 million years may seem negligible...," Italian astronomer Marco Bersanelli....More
Feb 03, 2015

ESA To Make Estonia 21st Member State

Estonia spends several hundred million euros a year on space activities....More
Feb 02, 2015

Tom Enders Talks Forthcoming 2014 Financial Results, A400M, And The Reorg

Outtakes from the annual Airbus press dinner in Paris....More
Jan 21, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered2

"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to....More
Jan 12, 2015

Space Station Astronauts Capture SpaceX Dragon Resupply Capsule

"We are pretty thrilled up here," ISS Commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore informed NASA's Mission Control Center....More
Jan 06, 2015

Chandra X-ray Observatory Captures Mega Milky Way Black Hole Outburst

"...Nature often surprises us, and we saw soemthing else that was really exciting," said lead researcher Daryl Haggard, of Amherst College....More
Dec 29, 2014

Made Manifest

In a departure from past practice, SpaceX has revamped its public launch manifest to omit mission dates....More
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