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Nov 3, 2014 04:08 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Friday, the European Rosetta mission carried out its second and final 'deterministic' maneuver that put the satellite into its planned lander delivery orbit. Continue reading →
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 →
Jul 24, 2014 05:00 PM ET // AFP
Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives.
Jul 14, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Discovery News
On July 12, the moon may have seemed slightly brighter to the casual observer. This is how the 'supermoon' appeared around the globe.
Jun 9, 2014 11:55 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
NASA beamed a high-definition video from the International Space Station down to Earth Thursday (June 5) in a demonstration that could pave the way for much speedier deep-space communications down the road.
Apr 24, 2014 05:02 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A robotic miniature space shuttle on a classified mission for the U.S. Air Force marked its 500th day in orbit on Friday, with no word about when and where the space plane will land. Continue reading →
Apr 1, 2014 04:30 PM ET // FoxNews.com
When astronauts spend long periods of time in space, their hearts start to become spherical, a new study claims.
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