space exploration

Composite image of Europa's southern hemisphere. (Photo from NASA)

Giant Geysers On Jupiter’s Icy Moon Mysteriously Disappear

Water vapor gushing 125 miles into space had been spotted in the southern hemisphere of Europa.

CBS Tampa–09/05/2014

Artist's conception of NASA's Space Launch System as it rockets towards space. (Photo: NASA/MSFC)

NASA: Mega-Rocket Will Be Launch Ready by 2018

Space Launch System, designed to send humans into deep space, will be the largest rocket ever built.

CBS Tampa–08/29/2014

Mike Griffin warns that reliance on Russian spacecraft threatens American involvement with the International Space Station. (NASA via Getty Images)

Former NASA Chief: Russia Holding U.S. Spaceflight ‘Hostage’

Mike Griffin warns NASA’s dependence on Russian spacecraft to supply and staff the space station could jeopardize American participation.

CBS Tampa–08/27/2014

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

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

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

NASA's new Z-2 spacesuit is modeled by a human on some Earth rocks. (Photo: NASA)

NASA’s Futuristic Spacesuits Made For First Mars Walkers

New spacesuit design gives astronauts greater range of movement and flexibility for walking on the surface of Mars or other celestial bodies.

CBS Tampa–06/17/2014

Three X-class flares erupted from the left side of the sun June 10-11, 2014. These images are from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and show light in a blend of two ultraviolet wavelengths. (Image credit: NASA/SDO)

Solar Flare Expected To Hit Earth On Friday The 13th

A cloud of plasma from the sun could cause communications blackouts.

CBS Tampa–06/11/2014

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