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“Space Exploration”

Aug 29, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A three-way race to build a commercially operated spaceship to shuttle astronauts -- and other paying customers -- to and from low-Earth orbit is close the finish line, with NASA aiming to award development and flight service contracts as early as next week.
Aug 19, 2014 01:20 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
You may never set foot on Mars, but your words and pictures could land there later this year.
Aug 8, 2014 01:05 PM ET
Trace looks at the top theories for how Mars could be terraformed. Just don't expect for there to be a nice new red planet to move to before the next Super Bowl.
Aug 4, 2014 12:54 PM ET
When Russia lost contact with a spacecraft containing geckos whose only job was to mate, the world was aghast. Now, with all systems restored, there's time to wonder: Why are we studying animal sex in space?
Aug 2, 2014 11:00 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A microwave thruster system that needs no propellant generates a small amount of thrust regardless.
Aug 1, 2014 01:23 PM ET
Ever found yourself wondering why we're spending money exploring space when the cash might go to better use on Earth? Trace lists the many benefits space exploration brings to people down here on terra firma -- today.
Jul 27, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Could small amounts of liquid water exist on the surface of Mars? Salt may be a key to answering that question.
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