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Trekkie Runaway Beams Up to Hollywood in 'Please Stand By' Trailer

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:39:00 EST

The opening scenes of a new drama sound just like a traditional "Star Trek" episode: "Captain's log, final entry," the narrator says. "Spock and I are the sole survivors."


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Space Station Double Play Sunday! Watch a New Crew Launch as SpaceX Dragon Arrives

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:30:00 EST

There's a lot of spaceflight action on tap Sunday morning (Dec. 17), and you can watch it all before the first NFL game of the day kicks off.


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Moon Rocket Thrust! NASA Tests Powerful Engine with 3D-Printed Part

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:30:00 EST

An engine designed for the world's most powerful rocket underwent one last test fire for 2017 on Wednesday (Dec. 13) to help NASA get ready for the Space Launch System rocket's first flight around the moon.


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California's Still-Growing Thomas Fire Spews Brown Smoke in NASA Image

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:10:00 EST

A NASA satellite captured an image showing a thick curtain of brown smoke billowing from the Thomas Fire in Southern California yesterday (Dec. 14).


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Weightlessness and Its Effect on Astronauts

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:00:00 EST

Weightlessness, or the absence of gravity, has several short-term and long-term effects on astronauts.


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Apollo 11: First Men on the Moon

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:47:00 EST

Millions of people watched as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon.


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Rhea Retrospective: Cassini Probe's Last View of Battered Saturn Moon

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:18:00 EST

Rhea, an icy cratered moon that provided the first direct evidence of an oxygen atmosphere in the Saturn system, shines in its final image by the Cassini spacecraft.


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Spy Satellites Reveal Ancient Lost Empires in Afghanistan

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:59:00 EST

Spy satellite and drone imagery is revealing ancient Silk Road outposts and other lost archeological treasures in the treacherous deserts of Afghanistan.


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Why Don't We Have a 'Star Wars' Hyperdrive Yet?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:57:00 EST

When "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opens Friday (Dec. 15), more than likely you're going to see at least one ship using a hyperspace drive to travel faster than the speed of light.


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'Star Wars' Gear Soars on SpaceX Falcon Rocket As 'The Last Jedi' Launches

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:55:00 EST

"Star Wars"-themed mission patches lifted off on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station today (Dec. 15), the same day "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" launched into movie theaters.


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Later, Vader! Watch Blue Origin Fly 'Mannequin Skywalker' to Space and Back

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:31:00 EST

When Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launched the first test flight of its New Shepard Crew Capsule 2.0 this week, it had a very special passenger aboard: a dummy named "Mannequin Skywalker."


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In Photos: SpaceX Launches Used Falcon 9 Rocket, Dragon Capsule on CRS-13

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:42:00 EST

SpaceX launched its 13th cargo delivery to the International Space Station with both a reused Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship. See photos of the rocket's launch and landing.


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SpaceX Launches (and Lands) Used Rocket on Historic NASA Cargo Mission

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:12:00 EST

SpaceX launched and landed a used rocket today (Dec. 15), pulling off yet another spaceflight double play on a mission that gets the company a big step closer to its goal of total reusability.


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Image of the Day

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:13:00 EST

That's no moon! Actually, that is a moon — Saturn's "Death Star" moon, Mimas.


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Best Robot Kits for Kids

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:11:00 EST

Robot kits can help children learn to build as well as to code. Based on our testing, here are the best kits for every age and skill level.


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The Secret Behind the Success of the New 'Star Wars' Films

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:00:00 EST

In the 40 years since the original “Star Wars” film premiered, the franchise has been a pop culture powerhouse.


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The 2017 Geminid Meteor Shower: Amazing Photos by Stargazers

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:57:00 EST

The Geminid meteor shower of 2017 peaked overnight on Dec. 13 and 14 and thrilled stargazers able to see it with dazzling meteors. See photos from the meteor shower by Space.com readers here.


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Geminid Meteor Shower Puts on a Stellar Show for Stargazers (Photos)

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:44:00 EST

The best meteor display of 2017 - the Geminid meteor shower - peaked overnight last night and early Thursday (Dec. 14), producing stunning light displays of up to 100 "shooting stars" per hour. See what thrilled stargazers.


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SpaceX to Launch Its Most Reused Rocket Yet Today: Watch It Live

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:30:00 EST

SpaceX will launch a cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) today (Dec. 15) in what will be another leap forward in the private company's plight toward full rocket reusability.


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