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CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - DECEMBER 05:  The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft takes off from its launchpad on December 5, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The heavy-lift rocket will boost the unmanned Orion capsule to an altitude of 3,600 miles, and returning for a splashdown west of Baja California after a four and half hour flight.  .  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Dawn Of Orion: NASA Launch Opens New Era In Space

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft zoomed toward a high point of 3,600 miles on an orbital test flight Friday, ushering in a new era of exploration that could one day put people on Mars.

12/05/2014

(Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Scrubs Orion Launch; Will Try Again Friday

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft will have to wait another day to fly.

12/04/2014

Scientists at the University of Florida are working on ways to convert human waste into rocket fuel. (Photo by NASA)

Researchers Want To Use Human Waste To Help Fly Astronauts To Moon

Scientists at the University of Florida are working on ways to convert human waste into rocket fuel.

12/01/2014

File photo of an astronaut. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

NASA: Comet Landing The First Step For Humans To ‘Move Off This Planet’

Following the first successful touchdown on a comet by the European Space Agency’s Philae probe, a NASA director expressed his own excitement by declaring it a big step toward “moving off this planet” and “taking” the entire solar system.

CBS Tampa–11/12/2014

(Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Space Station Dodges Chinese Space Junk

The International Space Station is out of harm’s way after flying higher to avoid space junk.

CBS Tampa–11/12/2014

Scientist Richard Bizel warns that NASA is wasting time and money by trying to nudge a near-Earth asteroid into a Lunar orbit. (Photo Courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers)

Researcher: NASA’s Asteroid-Capture Mission Won’t Help Astronauts Reach Mars

Prominent scientist Richard Bizel argues NASA is wasting time and money by trying to nudge a near-Earth asteroid into a Lunar orbit.

CBS Tampa–10/29/2014

(Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

3rd Spacewalk In 3 Weeks At Space Station

Astronauts doubled as trash men Wednesday, heaving an old science experiment and two antennas overboard at the International Space Station.

10/22/2014

Photo by NASA/Liaison

The People Who Took Us To The Moon

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.

10/13/2014

The filament appears in images taken in different wavelengths of light as a long, tendril-like line stretched across the sun. (Photo by NASA/SDO)

NASA Finds 1 Million-Mile-Long Filament Across Sun

Solar observatory spots a line of gas and plasma that stretches across the sun’s surface.

CBS Tampa–10/06/2014

A NASA-backed study is exploring deep-sleep stasis for its crew members as a way to dramatically reduce the cost of sending humans on a lengthy trip to Mars.  (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

NASA Studying Astronauts In Deep Sleep Hibernation For Mars Mission

A NASA-backed study is exploring deep-sleep stasis for its crew members as a way to dramatically reduce the cost of sending humans on a lengthy trip to Mars.

CBS Tampa–10/06/2014

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