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A Russian Soyuz rocket lifts off from the European Space Agency Spaceport in French Guiana. (S. Corvaja /ESA via Getty Images)

Report: United Kingdom To Launch First Spaceport By 2018

U.K. Space Agency said to be looking at potential sites.

CBS Tampa–08/08/2014

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will follow comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it make its journey around the sun. (ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA via Getty Images)

Spacecraft Catches Up With Comet After 10-Year Chase

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — Turning what seemed like a science fiction tale into reality, an unmanned probe swung alongside a comet on Wednesday after a 4-billion mile chase through outer space over the course of […]

CBS Tampa–08/06/2014

A robonaut prototype working on the International Space Station. A NASA plan would place robots on unmanned stations to service Earth orbiting satellites. (Photo: NASA/JPL)

NASA Wants To Build Robotic Gas Stations In Space

Orbiting stations would be able to repair and refuel existing satellites.

07/30/2014

In one of the first images sent to Earth by Opportunity shows the Martian surface. (NASA via Getty Images)

Mars Rover Sets Extraterrestrial Driving Record

Opportunity has driven over 25 miles across the Martian surface.

CBS Tampa–07/29/2014

Neil Armstrong smiles inside the lunar lander on July 20, 1969. (NASA/Newsmakers)

NASA Names Building For Moonwalker Neil Armstrong

Building where astronauts suited up for space renamed for the famous astronaut.

CBS Tampa–07/22/2014

A succinct blip of sound detected from far beyond the Milky Way Galaxy amid deep space has left scientists saying they “really have no handle on” the mysterious “fast radio burst.” (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists ‘Have No Handle On’ Radio Bursts Coming From Deep Space

A succinct blip of sound detected from far beyond the Milky Way Galaxy amid deep space has left scientists saying they “really have no handle on” the mysterious “fast radio burst.”

CBS Tampa–07/11/2014

Scientists say data suggests the Earth's magnetic field could be ready to flip. (Nasa/Getty Images)

Data: Earth’s Magnetic Field Weakening 10 Times Faster Than Originally Thought

European astronomers say the Earth’s magnetic field could flip so that compasses would point south.

CBS Tampa–07/09/2014

Artist illustration of what the newly discovered planet, Gliese 832c, might look like. (PHL @ UPR Arecibo, NASA Hubble, Stellarium)

Scientists Discover The Most Earth-Like Planet Ever Found

Conditions on the “Goldilocks” world may be just right for life.

06/30/2014

Satellite data suggests field weakening in Western Hemisphere, magnetic north pole shifting over Siberia. (Image: European Space Agency)

Data: Earth’s Magnetic Field Weakening

Satellite data suggests field weakening in Western Hemisphere, magnetic north pole shifting over Siberia.

CBS Tampa–06/23/2014

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