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Cygnus Cargo Ship Makes Return-to-Flight Launch for NASA Today: Watch It Live

Personnel mate Cygnus’s Pressurized Cargo Module and Service Module at Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, after loading the spacecraft’s initial cargo.Credit: NASA CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Orbital ATK’s unmanned Cygnus spacecraft is set to embark upon its return-to-flight mission tonight (Dec. 3), carrying more than 7,700 lbs. (3500 kilograms) of research materials, crew supplies and […]

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A Fond Farewell — A Star Says Goodbye | Space Wallpaper

Planetary nebula PK 329-02.2 in the Norma constellation in the southern sky, also known as Menzel 2, has spent an innumerable number of years as a winding blue cloud. Nearing the end of its life, the nebula has shed its outer layer and the cloud is dissipating, and Mz 2 is becoming a white dwarf. […]

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'Dark Universe': Probing the Greatest Mysteries of the Cosmos (Q&A)

A portion of the COSMOS field, short for Cosmic Evolution Survey, contains millions of galaxies. Image released Sept. 9, 2014.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Michael Sainato is a freelance writer with credits including the Miami Herald, The Huffington Post and The Hill. Follow him on Twitter at @msainat1. Sainato contributed this article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & […]

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Flame Retardant Materials To Be Evaluated On Space Station | Video

Does Space Travel Change Humans On A Molecular Level? | Video Space Station Twang: NASA Goes ‘Backwoods’ For Anniversary Music Video Blast-Off! Japan’s HTV Cargo Craft Launches To ISS | Video Finer Wine Through Space-Flight – ISS Experiment Yields Underground Spin-Off | NASA Video In Space Everyone Can Hear You Poop | Video One-Year ISS […]

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Pope Blesses Kid-Built Satellite Bound for Space

STMSat-1, a cubesat built by students at the St. Thomas More Cathedral School, an elementary school in Virginia. The golden cross visible at left was blessed by Pope Francis.Credit: St. Thomas More Cathedral School/NASA TV A tiny satellite built by grade schoolers may get a little help from above during its launch toward the International […]

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New Kepler Mission Cranking Out Exoplanet Finds

Artist’s impression of WD 1145+017 (white dwarf star, at left) and a planet shedding nearby (center). This is one planetary find by the K2 mission.Credit: Mark A. Garlick/markgarlick.com The Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft is “working really well” despite changing its techniques due to mechanical problems, the lead author of a new study says. Under a new […]

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9-Year-Old Reporter Talks Mars Trips with NASA Chief (Video)

9-Year-Old Reporter Talks Mars Trips with NASA Chief (Video)

A 9-year-old aspiring reporter saw his big dream come true recently when he interviewed NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. The boy, identified only as Max, was featured on the popular blog “Humans of New York,” where he said he’d like to be a reporter like his father, and that he’d like to write about NASA. The […]

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