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Next Launch CRS-5 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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6 Jan 15 11:18:00 GMT
6 Jan 15 6:18:00 EST

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Solar System 2.0: Planetary System Discovered With Architecture Similar to Our Own

A comparison of planetary system KOI-351 with our own Solar System. Image Credit: German Aerospace Center.

“Second star to the right, and straight on ’till morning.”

 — Captain James T. Kirk, ‘Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country’ (1991).

It is unclear which types of planets did the fictional Enterprise crew discover around the […]

ESC Empowers Part 6: Turning Science Fiction into Science Fact

Feature contains elements from NASA videos

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Not too many people outside of the space industry know about the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, or “NIAC”; those that criticize the space agency would do well to review the work conducted under this initiative. Put simply, this is the […]

On @ The 90: Build the Enterprise—Seriously?

So, the United States can’t even get astronauts into low-Earth orbit, and there is a petition to have the U.S. build a starship? Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Jason Rhian

The United States has barely regained the ability to send unmanned cargo to the International Space Station via SpaceX’s Dragon capsule and a petition has […]

Dawn's Vesta Departure Delayed

The Dawn spacecraft, which is currently orbiting the large asteroid Vesta, has had issues with its reaction wheel crop up. This will cause its departure from the tiny world to be delayed. Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech/UCLA/McREL

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will be staying at the large asteroid Vesta a little longer than originally planned. […]

‘Captain Kirk’ And ‘Wesley Crusher’ Narrate NASA Curiosity Rover Video

Video Courtesy of NASA

On Aug. 6 at 1:31 a.m. EDT NASA will have its Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity “beam down” to the Martian surface (albeit without the use of a nifty matter transporter device). To mark this historic, and dramatic, event none other than William Shatner and Wil Wheaton […]

Set Phasers to Smash: Shuttle Enterprise Damaged In Transit

A close up shows the damage to Enterprise's wing. Photo Credit: Dennis Jenkins via collectSPACE.com

It’s often said that when traveling, how you get where you’re going is more important more than where you end up. For the space shuttle Enterprise, its journey to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York […]

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Marks GRAIL Launch With Numerous Events

Star Trek actors, scientists and astronauts will all be on hand to help excite the public about space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Image Credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – With the shuttle era over, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is focusing on the many amazing unmanned missions that […]

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s ‘Sci-Fi Summer’ Mixes Science Fiction with Science Fact

The 'Sci-Fi Summer' event at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex sets phasers to fun. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida is looking to take guests where no one has gone before. During the “Sci-Fi Summer” that is going on now through September […]