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Voyager 1 Enters Final Region Of Our Solar System Before Interstellar Space

This artist's concept shows plasma flows around NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft as it approaches interstellar space. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/JHUAPL

This artist’s concept shows plasma flows around NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft as it approaches interstellar space. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/JHUAPL

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, which left Earth some 35 years ago, continues on an epic journey across the solar system towards an inevitable crossing into interstellar space.  The spacecraft has travelled farther than any man-made object [...]

NASA Looking to Fly Educator's Experiments

Photo Credit: NASA

NASA is planning on inspiring the next generation of explorers in a way that only the space agency is capable of. NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC), located in Houston, Texas, is seeking out applications from school teachers who wish to fly scientific experiments aboard the agency’s reduced-gravity aircraft in 2013. 

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One Year To Launch: MAVEN Spacecraft Prepares For NASA's Next Mars Mission

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission is part of NASA's Mars Scout program. Set to launch in 2013, the mission will explore the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind, giving insight into the history of Mars' atmosphere and climate, liquid water, and planetary habitability. Image Credit: Corby Waste/NASA JPL

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission is part of NASA’s Mars Scout program. Set to launch in 2013, the mission will explore the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere and its interactions with the sun and solar wind, giving insight into the history of Mars’ atmosphere and climate, liquid water, and planetary habitability. Image [...]

Preparing for 'The End'...and a New Beginning

Whichever way one looks at the situation, the International Space Station has either already passed – or is approaching – the halfway mark of its existence. Its future beyond 2020 remains unclear, but its potential remains enormous. Photo Credit: NASA

A year or so before The End, the process will begin.

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Shuttle Endeavour's Public Exhibit Unveiled in California

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

The California Science Center in Los Angeles unveiled their newest exhibit Tuesday to the general public, NASA’s retired space shuttle Endeavour.  After 25 missions to [...]

PHOTO FEATURE: Mission 26 A Success, Endeavour Arrives At The California Science Center

After a 3-day, 13-mile journey through the City of Angels, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officially hands over the Endeavour to California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph. Mrs Lynda Oschin was also present to welcome Endeavour to her new home, a home which is named in honor of her late husband Samuel Oschin. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

After a 3-day, 13-mile journey through the City of Angels, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officially hands over the Endeavour to California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph. Mrs Lynda Oschin was also present to welcome Endeavour to her new home, a home which is named in honor of her late husband Samuel Oschin. Photo [...]

Falcon 9 Flies as SpaceX Hits the Spot...Again

Despite a failure in one of the Falcon 9′s Merlin engines, the launch vehicle still managed to deliver its Dragon spacecraft payload to orbit after launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida at 8:35 p.m. EDT. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully roared into [...]

Falcon 9 to Light Up the Cape’s Skies Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night, SpaceX plans to launch one of the company’s Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket. It’s destination – the International Space Station on the first resupply flight to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert / Wired4Space

Riding the coattails of success following May’s spectacular Dragon demo mission to the International Space [...]

New Will.I.Am Song Premieres In Live Broadcast - From Mars

Singer, songwriter, and producer Will.I.Am, during one of his visits to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

Singer, songwriter, and producer Will.I.Am, during his visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for the launch of the Curiosity rover to Mars last November. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

Students, journalists, and other invited guests visiting NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California were treated to the first song broadcast from another planet Tuesday, when [...]

Neil Armstrong, First Moonwalker, Dead at 82

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon has died from complications following cardiac bypass surgery – he was 82. Photo Credit: NASA

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon died today from complications stemming from recent cardiac bypass surgery – he was 82. Armstrong was dubbed a ‘reluctant [...]