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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:01:00 -0500SpaceX scrubbed a launch attempt Saturday at NASA's Launch Complex 39A, site of the shuttle program and the mission that first sent humans to the moon. Their second try succeeded Sunday.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500Covered in ice and filled with bubbling lava, the Antarctic volcano Mount Erebus is the perfect proxy for an alien world. That's why NASA's Aaron Curtis travels there to test space exploration robots.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:00 -0500Even astronauts have to go number two. NASA recently asked the public for suggestions on how to better deal with poop in spacesuits.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500Astronomers think there's an undiscovered planet lurking in the far reaches of the solar system, and they're asking the public's help to find it.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:43:00 -0500Launch Complex 39A, the site of the Apollo 11 mission, has quite a storied past. Now, it's on the brink of a new era — but it'll have to wait a bit, after Saturday's launch was scrubbed for 24 hours.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:52:00 -0500In an essay written in 1939, Winston Churchill pondered the possibility that there might be life elsewhere in the universe. The document was recently rediscovered in a museum in Fulton, Mo.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500Astrophysicist Mario Livio discusses a recently unearthed essay written by Winston Churchill in 1939. Churchill wrote about the possibility of space travel and life on other planets.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:37:00 -0500NASA was looking for help from the public in solving a very specific challenge: How to deal with poop in a spacesuit. The winners included doctors, a dentist, a product designer and an engineer.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:57:00 -0500Between a penumbral eclipse, a full moon and even Earth's closest comet encounter in over 30 years, there's been no lack of lovely sights at night this week. In case you missed them, here's a look.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:23:50 -0500First, go outside, then look up! There's a trifecta of celestial activity Friday night, says astronomer Jackie Faherty, plus another sky watching tip.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:44:00 -0500If you were outside in the Midwest around 1:30 Monday morning, you may have received quite a shock. The vivid meteor lit up the sky and set off sonic booms. Dramatic video captured the moment.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 06:16:00 -0500In new video shot on the International Space Station, NASA posed the question: How far can you throw a football in a zero-G environment? Astronaut Tim Kopra threw for 564,664 yards.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 13:09:00 -0500In a video posted just before Super Bowl Sunday, NASA asks the question: How far can you throw a football on the International Space Station? The answer, it turns out, is really, really far.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:27:00 -0500The Silicon Valley company, Moon Express, is now a finalist in the $30 million Google Lunar Xprize competition. The company will attempt to place a spacecraft on the moon that could travel on its surface and transmit high definition images. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Naveen Jain, one of the founders of Moon Express, about the competition and the future of private space exploration and research.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:58:00 -0500It's the first time the U.S military has made public the data collected by GPS satellites about solar events. It may help people predict Earth disasters caused by space weather.