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Mar 2, 2015 12:29 PM ET
The International Space Station may be seriously graying at the temples, but that doesn't mean it still can't contribute meaningfully to science. Trace explains why the venerable space lab still matters.
Feb 17, 2015 04:50 AM ET
NASA's rover Opportunity landed on Mars in 2004 and was only supposed to last 3 months. But more than a decade later the plucky vehicle is close to crossing the 26.2-mile mark in land traversed, despite a few senior technical moments along the way.
Feb 11, 2015 08:30 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The Dragon spacecraft splashed down Tuesday at 7:44 p.m. EST in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California.
Feb 4, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Elon Musk has named SpaceX's two robotic landing platform boats after science fiction spacecraft created by Scottish sci-fi legend Iain M. Banks.
Feb 3, 2015 08:15 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The European Space Agency is preparing for launch next week of a small reusable spacecraft that is due to make its first test run beyond the atmosphere.
Feb 2, 2015 07:15 PM ET // AFP
NASA on Monday hailed a proposal by President Barack Obama to boost spending for the US space agency and announced plans for a mission to explore Jupiter's moon, Europa.
Jan 23, 2015 12:10 PM ET
Ceres is an embryonic planet that had the misfortune of seeing Jupiter crush its dreams of becoming a legit planet on its own. But the more scientists learn about the plucky dwarf, the more they like it.
Jan 16, 2015 12:00 PM ET
It's a long-range plan -- like 50 years long! -- but China has begun making serious noises about mining the moon for a form of helium that's rare here but not so rare on our little lunar buddy.
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