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Sep 18, 2014 06:54 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal operations after a high-energy particle event forced the mission to enter safe mode, knocking its ion drive offline. Continue reading →
Sep 18, 2014 09:56 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
With this week's announcement of multi-billion dollar contracts being awarded to two private spaceflight companies comes a renewed excitement for what this could mean for NASA's overarching plans for Mars. Continue reading →
Sep 17, 2014 06:42 AM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA is hiring both SpaceX and Boeing to develop commercial space taxis that can fly astronauts -- and one day privately paying passengers -- to the space station and other planned outposts orbiting Earth. Continue reading →
Sep 16, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Rod Pyle, SPACE.com
NASA is staunchly defending the science plans for its flagship Mars rover Curiosity in the wake of a recent senior-level review that at times harshly criticized the mission's science operations.
Sep 16, 2014 08:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft may still be 10 months from its historic flyby with dwarf planet Pluto, but it is making good use of its interplanetary cruise to get familiar with its flyby target by imaging Pluto's outermost moon Hydra. Continue reading →
Sep 8, 2014 01:10 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
A spacecraft chasing a comet in deep space has found that its target is surprisingly dark in color.
Sep 4, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum
NASA is developing an autonomous drone traffic management program.
Sep 3, 2014 01:16 PM ET
The red planet will soon experience the great relief of having a half-mile wide lump of icy rock just miss it on a flyby. DNews Space Producer Dr. Ian O'Neill explains just how lucky our ruddy, rocky Milky Way buddy will be.
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