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Big Bird Actor: I Was Supposed To Be On Challenger Mission

In a new documentary, Carroll Spinney says he had been asked to join the ill-fated space shuttle crew but there was nowhere to stow the costume.

05/05/2015

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Italian Astronaut Brews, Sips First Fresh Espresso In Space

Samantha Cristoforetti fired up the specially designed espresso-maker and sipped from a zero-g cup.

05/04/2015

Satellite image of a white dwarf star. (Photo By Getty Images)

NASA: White Dwarf May Have Destroyed Planet

A team of astronomers found evidence that a white dwarf star may have destroyed a planet that came too close.

04/17/2015

This image released August 27, 2003 captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a close-up of the red planet Mars when it was just 34,648,840 miles away. (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

Report: Astronauts Could Land On Mars By 2039

NASA could send astronauts to Mars by 2039, a new report by The Planetary Society says.

04/06/2015

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Hubble Discovers Quasar Ghosts Dancing In Space

Glowing objects in deep space are believed to be glowing remnants of quasars.

04/03/2015

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NASA Decides To Capture Boulder, Not Whole Asteroid

NASA’s proposed mission would send a robotic spacecraft to remove a large boulder from an asteroid for later study by astronauts.

03/26/2015

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Huge Asteroid Passing By Earth Won’t Do So Again For Next 200 Years

An astronomical event will happen later this month that the world won’t see for the next 200 years.

01/15/2015

File photo of the International Space Station. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

SpaceX Shoots For Launch To Station, Rocket Landing On Barge

SpaceX is making another supply run to the International Space Station for NASA.

01/05/2015

(Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Private Moon-Drilling Mission Raises Over $1M Through Crowdfunding

Lunar Mission One, a private space exploration project that’s aiming to drill below the moon’s surface, has raised 672,447 pounds, or about $1.05 million through crowdfunding.

12/21/2014

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

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