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Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity Spaceship Makes 1st Solo Glide Flight

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:30:00 EST

Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spacecraft, the VSS Unity, made its first glide test flight over California's Mojave Desert on Dec. 3, 2016.


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In Pictures: Virgin Galactic's 1st Glide Flight of VSS Unity Spaceship

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:00:00 EST

The space tourism company Virgin Galactic performed its first glide flight test of the VSS Unity on Dec. 3, 2016. Here are the photos from the spaceship's run-up to its first solo flight.


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Indian X Prize Team Secures Launch Contract with ISRO

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:04:00 EST

TeamIndus, an Indian team competing in the Google Lunar X Prize, announced Dec. 1 it has a launch contract for its lunar lander mission with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).


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Dimming Mars and Crescent Moon Cross Paths in Sunday's Evening Sky

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:29:00 EST

Look for a waxing crescent moon passing the diminishing Red Planet during the evenings of Dec. 4 and 5.


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Want to Build a Rocket? There's an App for That

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:13:00 EST

Long-time military contractor United Launch Alliance shows off a new, customer-friendly face.


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Europe Commits to Space Station, ExoMars as Part of $11 Billion in Commitments to ESA

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:50:00 EST

The 22-nation European Space Agency forced its science program to lay an offering at the alter of the agency’s struggling ExoMars mission with Russia, allowing a European rover to be launched in 2020 to complement the Mars orbiter already in service.


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Saturn's Rings Dwarf Tiny Moon Mimas in Stunning NASA Photo

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:22:00 EST

While it seems Saturn's rings eclipse the tiny, icy Mimas, scientists expect the actual mass of the rings may be close to or even less than that of Saturn's miniscule moon.


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'Apollo Pilot': Late Astronaut's Lost Words Rediscovered in New Memoir

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:17:00 EST

Donn Eisele became the 30th person to orbit the Earth as a member of NASA's first crew to launch onboard an Apollo spacecraft in 1968. Eisele died in 1987 without written about his Apollo 7 mission, or so everyone thought.


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NASA Examines Key Role of 'Hidden Figures' Amid Langley Center Celebration

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:26:00 EST

NASA launched a celebration of the Langley Research Center's 100th anniversary yesterday (Dec. 1) with an educational panel on the upcoming movie "Hidden Figures" and the real-life Langley employees it depicts, answering student questions about their life


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Congress Questions Report on Benefits of Asteroid Redirect Mission

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:23:00 EST

Two leading members of the House Science Committee called on NASA Nov. 29 to provide more details about a recent report from a science group that appeared to endorse the agency's controversial Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).


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Trump Names Insider to Lead NASA Transition

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:00:00 EST

The transition team for President-elect Donald Trump has named a congressional staffer and former NASA official to the "landing team" overseeing transition planning for the space agency.


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See Venus and the Moon Pair Up Saturday Night

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:11:00 EST

Venus and the crescent moon will get together in the sky Saturday evening (Dec. 3), making for an eye-catching sight.


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All Hab Systems Go at the Mars Desert Research Station

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:00:00 EST

Annalea Beattie talks about life and work inside the habitat in the Utah Desert that she and her fellow Mars 160 crewmembers call home.


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Admiring the Beauty of Venus with Mobile Astronomy Apps

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:50:00 EST

In this edition of Mobile Stargazing, we'll look at Venus' properties using planetary apps, explain the motion of the planet through the sky, and provide some tips for observing and photographing the "Evening Star."


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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in 'Good Spirits' After Evacuation From South Pole

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:36:00 EST

Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin was medically evacuated from the South Pole and flown to New Zealand, where he is recovering. Aldrin has fluid in his lungs, "but is responding well to antibiotics," the tour operator that organized his trip said.


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'Passengers' Deal With Spacecraft Malfunction and Romance In New Movie Trailer

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:21:00 EST

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in the new movie about 2 passengers who awake from hibernation 90 years too early on a spacecraft that is on a 120-year journey.


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Sun Storm May Have Caused Flare-Up of Rosetta's Comet

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:40:00 EST

Material from the sun may have caused Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko to flare up nearly 100 times brighter than average in some parts of the visual spectrum, new research reports.


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Image of the Day

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:30:00 EST

This photo from the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter shows a region of Mars' southern lowlands named Adamas Labyrinthus.


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Mysterious Astronaut Eye Troubles Linked to Wonky Spinal Fluid

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:27:00 EST

Long-duration spaceflight seems to mess with astronauts' vision and researchers think that cerebrospinal fluid in a microgravity environment could be to blame.


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Russian Cargo Ship Failure Won't Endanger Space Station Crew, NASA Says

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:00:00 EST

The six astronauts living aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will be OK despite a Russian cargo ship's failure to make it to orbit Thursday (Dec. 1), NASA officials said.


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