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The instruments he's built over his 55-year career are offering new clues to the universe as the crafts they ride hurtle through space.
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The Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey Calif., Challenger Center for Space Science Education in partnership with Galactic Unite and Virgin Galactic, hosted a Google Hangout , an interactive event where students from across the country could live video chat with Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts and Virgin Galactic Representatives.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden explores "Images of Change," a NASA application that allows users to view "before and after" images of the impact of human activities, a changing climate and natural disasters on Earth, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
Scott Guzewich spent six years as a weather forecaster in the Air Force before switching to his dream career as a planetary scientist.
The Rob Ford saga has received more intensive media coverage in the United States than any other Canadian news story since the turn of the century, newly released media-monitoring figures suggest.
This sophisticated space tool which is carried on board of the spacecraft is the first Hong Kong-made and developed instrument being deployed for the country's lunar exploration programme since its launch in 2007.
The USAF launched the mysterious X-37B spacecraft on December 11 of 2012 for its OTV-3 mission.
Beyond the border of interstellar space, the distant Voyager 1 spacecraft called back to Earth earlier this year with noises from its new environment.
Derived from measurements taken by a University of New Hampshire-led instrument on board the twin spacecraft, the latest discovery reveals that the high-energy particles populating the radiation belts can be accelerated to nearly the speed of light in conjunction with ultra-low frequency electromagnetic waves operating on a planetary scale.
It's going to be a ball when NASA's Dawn spacecraft finally arrives at the dwarf planet Ceres, and mission managers have now inked in the schedule on Dawn's dance card.
Under a clear twilight sky, the 224-foot-tall rocket's nine Merlin 1D first stage engines roared to life with a rush of flame at 5:41 p.m. EST , throttled up to nearly a million pounds of thrust and quickly pushed the booster skyward trailing a brilliant jet of fiery exhaust.
The U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane is nearing a major milestone - one year of travel in Earth orbit, performing duties in support of long-term space objectives.
The Long March 3B rocket carrying the Chang'e-3 lunar probe is seen docked at the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Liangshan, Sichuan province December 1, 2013.
There was a lot of disappointment when it was announced that the crippled Kepler Space Telescope would not be able to continue its search for exoplanets after a malfunction left it unable to stabilize enough to focus properly.
So what's the latest from the uber cool worlds of science and technology on what might be our last day above 50 degrees for a while? Pull up those leg warmers, kids, let's dive in to the late fall fun * Our friends at Lawrence Tech would like me to remind you that students can register now for spring semester classes that begin Monday, Jan. 13 ... (more)
Image Caption: NASA scientists found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets orbiting three different stars.
The hyper-local food trend is really big right now. And apparently, NASA wants to make sure astronauts don't miss out.