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The extremely slow process of obtaining scientific information from spacecraft may soon reach higher speeds as NASA puts its first optical communication experiment through its paces on the International Space Station.
Reusability is a key to any plan to making human life interplanetary, according to the CEO of SpaceX , one of the companies tasked with ferrying cargo, and someday astronauts, to the International Space Station.
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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will get a firsthand look at the work being done on the Space Launch System avionics and flight software during a visit Friday, March 14 to the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes, researchers have tested and improved a model to help forecast what's happening in the radiation environment of near-Earth space - a place seething with fast-moving particles and a space weather system that varies in response to incoming energy and particles from the sun.
To tackle a rising demand for space-based surveillance in an era of flat budgets, the U.S. military is looking at smaller satellites, cheaper rockets and partnerships, the head of Air Force Space Command said on Tuesday.
There's a lot of stuff floating around our planet, including dangerous space junk as well as working satellites.
Twin astronauts are ready to shed blood for space exploration - and that could lead to insights into some of the hottest topics in biomedicine.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Two University of Florida scientists will go to Kennedy Space Center March 16 for the launch of the SpaceX-3 Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, to send up and then monitor an experiment designed to help them understand biological functions in space.
Although not the first space telescope, Hubble is one of the largest and most versatile, and is well known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy.
Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut today landed back on Earth in Kazakhstan after a stay of more than half a year aboard the International Space Station, mission control said.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson takes viewers up from the oceans of Earth, out past the sun and into the vast beyond of what we call space, all as a part of Sunday's inaugural episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey .
There will be no red carpet, no paparazzi, no screaming fans. But the upcoming showing of a new film will have a certain cachet all the same: It will take place in space, in what may be the most expensive movie theater of all time.
There will be no red carpet, no paparazzi, no screaming fans. But an upcoming film premiere will have a certain cachet: it will take place in space, and the audience will be made up of astronauts.
Parachutes will open, and the duo's Russian-built Soyuz capsule will touch down on the remote, frozen plains of the central Asian republic of Khazakstan.
Image Caption: NASA's Van Allen Probes orbit through two giant radiation belts that surround Earth.