It'll Be a Blast: Future Lasers May Mimic Space Explosions on Earth

In this illustration, a jet is produced by an unusually bright gamma-ray burst. Scientists think next-generation laser facilities will be able to recreate the fundamental physics at the heart of these gamma-ray explosions.Credit: NASA/Swift/Cruz deWilde Gamma-ray bursts — explosions lasting no more than a few minutes but that release more energy than the sun will […]

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'Heroes and Legends' NASA Attraction to Feature Astronaut Hall of Fame

Inside the new U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame — part of the Heroes and Legends attraction opening in 2016 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – guests will be able to use interactive features to learn more about the nearly 100 astronaut inductees.Credit: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A quarter century […]

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Four Space Shuttle Veterans Join Astronaut Hall of Fame as Heroes

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Hundreds of people came out to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday (May 30) to watch four space shuttle veterans be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame — and help celebrate the 34th wedding anniversary of the first astronaut couple. “Well, this has never happened before,” remarked Robert […]

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Boeing Space Capsule Gets NASA's 1st Commercial Crew Flight Order

A Boeing CST-100 crew capsule approaches the International Space Station carrying a new crew for NASA in this artist’s illustration. NASA has awarded Being its first order for a commercial crew flight in 2017.Credit: Boeing NASA has awarded Boeing with the first order for a commercial crew change flight to the International Space Station once […]

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The winds of Mars

Space Science Image of the Week: Strong winds whip dust and sand from the martian surface into a frenzy, shaping and smoothing the planet’s surface features To source

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