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Feb 20, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Michel Lamontagne, Icarus Interstellar
The Icarus Interstellar 'Firefly' starship concept could use novel nuclear fusion techniques to power its way to Alpha Centauri within 100 years (guest article)
Feb 17, 2015 06:20 PM ET // Robert Z. Pearlman, collectSPACE.com Editor
In the end, Europe's fifth and final space station freighter went out in more of a fiery blaze than with the big bang of its namesake.
Feb 11, 2015 01:34 PM ET // Irene Klotz
About 100 minutes after blasting off aboard a Vega rocket Wednesday, the European Intermediate Experimental Vehicle made a parachute descent back to Earth, completing a successful test flight.
Feb 5, 2015 12:38 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New features on Ceres' icy surface are popping into view as NASA's Dawn spacecraft slowly spirals in on its final celestial target in the asteroid belt.
Feb 3, 2015 05:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Dawn mission has shown us unprecedented detail in dwarf planet Ceres' icy surface, but the adventure has only just begun.
Jan 19, 2015 02:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's trailblazing Dawn mission approaches dwarf planet Ceres, a new series of images beamed back show intriguing details.
Jan 16, 2015 04:15 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Jan. 14, 2005, the European Huygens probe landed on Titan's foggy surface, revealing a very alien, yet familiar, world.
Jan 12, 2015 06:44 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The European spacecraft is out of fuel and its altitude is falling, but despite not being able to communicate with Venus Express, mission controllers can keep track of its X-band 'ghost.'
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