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Apr 21, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
The unexpected spinoffs from the weaponized rocket technology from World War Two ultimately led to the more peaceful space launch applications we have today. Continue reading →
Apr 17, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Forty-five years ago, Surveyor 3 launched to the Moon. Two years later parts of it came back.
Mar 24, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
It's been 40 years since we first saw Mercury up close, and the flyby raised more questions than it answered.
Mar 18, 2014 12:25 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Valentina Tereshkova was one in a class of female cosmonauts, more of whom might have flown had the Vostok program not been cancelled. Continue reading →
Mar 12, 2014 11:35 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Albert Einstein wasn’t always convinced that the universe began with a Big Bang. Continue reading →
Feb 18, 2014 11:35 AM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
It's been just over 50 years since NASA launched its last passive communications satellite. Continue reading →
Feb 12, 2014 01:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Inspired by a prehistoric material used by our ancestors to create cave drawings 30,000 years ago, scientists have found an ingenious method to keep the upcoming European Solar Orbiter cool. Continue reading →
Feb 7, 2014 02:59 PM ET // Mark Thompson
John Dobson, inventor of the Dobsonian mount for telescopes, passed away at the age of 98 in January, but he left behind a wonderful legacy for modern amateur astronomers.
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