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.
A decades-old spacecraft appears to be in great health despite being abandoned in the solar system for the better part of two decades, the private team working to revive the NASA probe says.
Red tape and a moderate earthquake did not deter a private group from meeting its goal of making contact with a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft that has been slumbering in deep space since 1997.
The International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 was launched in 1978 but retired, after distinguished service, in 1997 by NASA. Now private citizens are trying to put the bird back in business with an online campaign to raise enough cash to wake it up.
Trace is here to talk about a satellite graveyard on the dark side of the moon and other places objects in space go when they come to their reward.
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
On April 21 -- if not sooner -- the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer will crash into the surface of the moon and vaporize. But before that happens, NASA has a low-fly mission planned.
Though we're most familiar with Vanguard's launch explosion, the rocket did eventually put a satellite in orbit in 1958. Continue reading →
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