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Oct 8, 2014 03:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's next-generation spacecraft is nearing completion and its first ambitious foray into space is planned for December. Continue reading →
Sep 30, 2014 01:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Cubesats provide a valuable low-cost research space platform for institutions, universities, laboratories and space agencies, but could their use create a new hazard for the increasingly crowded orbital environment? Continue reading →
Sep 2, 2014 12:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It was shaping up to be the ultimate story of horny reptiles, space adventure and high drama. But sadly for the Russian 'gecko sex' space experiment, the story has a very definite anticlimax. Continue reading →
Jun 12, 2014 11:37 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The source of smoke reported on the International Space Station was quickly identified before there was any threat to the crew on Tuesday night. Continue reading →
Feb 25, 2014 12:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata has captured many impressive views through his camera lens, but this is one of the most beautiful. 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 18, 2014 01:38 PM ET // Mark Thompson
Europe's Rosetta comet-chasing mission is a triumph in engineering, but none of it would have been possible without an intimate knowledge of Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
Feb 18, 2014 03:12 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The world's newest satellite launch site is off to a busy start, with 16 spacecraft put into orbit within a week -- and no rocket required.
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