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  • NASA's Mars rocket gets closer to the real world

    NASA's Mars rocket gets closer to the real world
    NASA has finalized its $2.8 billion deal with Boeing to build the biggest rocket ever. Boeing is contracted to develop the 200-foot-tall first stage and avionics systems of the gigantic Space Launch System, or SLS. NASA and Boeing also reached a...
  • Mars or bust, says new report on NASA human space exploration

    Mars or bust, says new report on NASA human space exploration
    If NASA is to make great strides in its human spaceflight program, it needs to go big or go home -- and get to the Martian surface, says a new congressionally mandated report. But the 285-page report from the National Research Council goes on to say the...
  • $17.9-billion funding plan for NASA would boost planetary science

    $17.9-billion funding plan for NASA would boost planetary science
    The House Appropriations Committee recommended $17.9 billion in funding for NASA on Thursday, significantly boosting planetary science programs at Jet Propulsion Laboratories in La Canada Flintridge and continuing operation of a Palmdale-based flying...
  • Star Points: Roving the Moon and Mars

    The moon seems to be frequently in the news lately. In August, NASA launched the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) from the Virginia coast. As the name suggests, LADEE’s mission is sniffing out thin clouds of dust and...
  • NASA selects SpaceX to take over historic launchpad

    NASA selects SpaceX to take over historic launchpad
    Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX is a step closer to taking over NASA’s most historic launchpad, where the mighty Saturn V rocket made its moonshot and where the first space shuttle rumbled to life. The space agency confirmed Friday that it has...
  • Wallops triple launch gets rained out

    Wallops triple launch gets rained out
    That triple-launch out of Wallops was rained out - the new launch date is the wee hours Wednesday. NASA Wallops Flight Facility plans to launch three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets for the Department of Defense between 1 adn 5 a.m., all within 20...
  • New NASA rocket faces delays

    WASHINGTON — The debut launch of NASA's next big rocket — now slated for 2017 — likely will be delayed a year or two because the agency simply does not have the money to finish the rocket and its accompanying crew capsule on time, a...
  • New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust

    New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust
    Giant wispy clouds of gas and space dust rise to heights of 5-light years "tall" in this new image of the Horsehead Nebula that comes to us courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. The Horsehead Nebula is 1,300 light years away from Earth in the...
  • Look to the stars at area planetariums

     
    There’s a lot to see in the sky — Jupiter and its moons, a comet that has just appeared above the horizon and the hazy spiral of the Andromeda galaxy. And two area planetariums are offering a great deal: public shows to encourage people to...
  • Pictures in the News | April 19, 2013

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Boston, where an extensive manhunt for a suspect linked to the Boston Marathon bombings was underway this morning after a night of terror and violence left another suspect dead, one police officer killed and one...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 6, 2013

     
    Pictures in the News from around the world....
  • The Week in Pictures | April 15 – April 21, 2013

     
    The eyes of the world were on Boston this week with the two bomb blasts during the marathon on Monday and subsequent manhunt for two brothers believed to be the perpetrators....