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SpaceX Capsule Completes First Test Of Crew Escape System

A crash-test dummy was the only passenger as the space capsule launched itself out to sea and landed on the ocean using a system of parachutes.

05/06/2015

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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

A Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft blasts off for the International Space Station on March 28th, 2015. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

Space Station Crew: Russia Spinning Supply Ship A Total Loss

An unmanned Russian resupply spacecraft spun out of control shortly after takeoff Tuesday, missing its scheduled rendezvous with the International Space Station.

04/29/2015

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SpaceX Shipment Arrives At Space Station

The International Space Station receives its first espresso machine, along with other equipment and supplies.

04/17/2015

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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

space exploration

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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New Data Suggests Earth’s Water Did Not Come From Comets

Data shows water is more likely to have been brought to Earth by asteroids when our planet was still very young.

12/12/2014

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet as seen from the Philae lander, which landed on the comet's surface Wednesday. (Photo ESA via Getty Images)

Space Agency: Comet Lander Settled In The Shadow Of A Cliff

The European Space Agency’s Philae lander is safely on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko but a nearby cliff is partially blocking it’s solar panels, potentially limiting its lifespan.

CBS Tampa–11/13/2014

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

An MIT study suggests changes to blueprints, plans, in order to successfully send a colony to Mars by 2025. (Image credit: Bryan Versteeg/Mars One)

Study: Private Mars Colony May Not Be Feasible

An MIT study suggests changes to blueprints, plans, in order to successfully send a colony to Mars by 2025.

CBS Tampa–10/16/2014

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