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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA’s Apollo heyday close to half a century …


NASA’s Jupiter-circling spacecraft stuck making long laps

NASA’s Jupiter-circling spacecraft is stuck making long laps around the gas giant because of sticky valves.


SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a little late

SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day. Everything went smoothly the …


DC-based for decades, Apollo 11 capsule to go on road trip

The capsule, named “Columbia,” went on a tour of U.S. capitals following its historic role in the mission to the moon. But since then it has made its home at …


SpaceX aborts approach to space station, delivery delayed

A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise smooth flight from NASA’s historic moon pad.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 5:46 p.m.

Uber hires veteran NASA engineer to develop flying cars

In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land …


Hundreds honor 3 astronauts lost in Apollo fire 50 years ago

Moonwalkers and dozens of others who took part in NASA’s storied Apollo program paid tribute Thursday to the three astronauts killed in a fire 50 years ago. On the eve …


Scientists will live in a dome for 8 months to simulate Mars

Six carefully selected scientists will spend the next eight months living inside a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 5 p.m.

Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” …


Moon over the hill at 4.51 billion years old, scientists say

It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old. That’s the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo …


John Glenn lies in honor at Ohio capitol for public goodbye

John Glenn’s home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the beloved astronaut Friday beginning with a public viewing of his flag-draped casket inside Ohio’s Statehouse rotunda.


NASA launches 8 mini-satellites for hurricane forecasting

NASA launched eight mini-satellites Thursday morning to measure surface wind deep in the heart of hurricanes.


10 prominent early astronauts carrying on U.S. space history

Early U.S. space history is fading with the death of John Glenn, the last of the Mercury 7 astronauts, and the 2012 passing of Neil Armstrong, the first man to …


John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies at 95

John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, …


Ailing Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole to New Zealand

An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was in a hospital on Friday in …


Icy basin in Pluto’s heart may be natural sinkhole

The deep icy basin in Pluto’s heart-shaped region may be a natural sinkhole.


Spacecraft sends back last bit of data from 2015 Pluto flyby

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A spacecraft has sent back the last bit of data from its 2015 flyby of Pluto. The picture – one of a sequence of shots of …


Obama says US working with companies to send humans to Mars

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the United States is partnering with commercial companies to build “new habitats” to try to send humans safely to Mars within two decades. Obama …


Iran’s space agency ‘interested’ in cooperating with NASA

The head of Iran’s space agency said Tuesday his country is interested in cooperating with NASA.


Rosetta’s long journey with comet 67P has officially ended

The Rosetta mission to catch up with a speeding comet, land a space probe on it and follow it as it flies past the sun has officially come to an …


NASA chasing down asteroid to scoop up, bring back samples

NASA is going after an asteroid this week like never before. It’s launching a spacecraft to the exotic black rock named Bennu (BEN-oo). Once there, the spacecraft will vacuum up …


Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site in Florida during test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – An explosion has rocked the SpaceX launch site in Florida. NASA says SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred …


NASA celebrates stamp that has traveled 3.5 billion miles

WASHINGTON – NASA is celebrating a 29-cent Pluto-themed postage stamp stuck to the side of the New Horizons spacecraft that has traveled nearly 3.5 billion miles from Earth. NASA said …


Froma Harrop: U.S. is manufacturing a comeback

There are now nearly a million more factory jobs in this country than there were in 2010. Many of them are coming – surprise, surprise – from China.


Jupiter journey: NASA spacecraft arrives at giant planet

Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.


Journey to Jupiter: NASA’s Juno spacecraft prepares for cosmic date

A solar-powered spacecraft is spinning toward Jupiter for the closest encounter with the biggest planet in our solar system.


Booster rocket fires in key NASA test for Mars missions

NASA’s fireworks came early this year with a successful rocket test in Utah.


Ex-astronaut charged with murder in car wreck that killed 2

Retired astronaut James Halsell Jr., 59, is in a new kind of danger: He is charged with murder after an early-morning car wreck Monday killed two young sisters on a …


Astronauts enter world’s first inflatable space habitat

Space station astronauts opened the world’s first inflatable space habitat Monday and floated inside.


NASA inflates new space station room

NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world’s first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts.