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Original Delta Clipper Experimental Team Inducted Into International Space Hall of Fame

The International Space Hall of Fame (ISHF) and the New Mexico Museum of Space History inducted the members of the original Delta Clipper Experimental (DC-X) team into the ISHF on Saturday, Aug. 17. Photo Credit: McDonnell Douglas

The International Space Hall of Fame (ISHF) and the New Mexico Museum of Space History inducted the [...]

How to Target an Asteroid

This spectacular image of comet Tempel 1 was taken 67 seconds after it obliterated Deep Impact’s impactor spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD

Like many of his colleagues at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., Shyam Bhaskaran is working a lot with asteroids these days. And also like many of his colleagues, the deep space navigator [...]

The Long and Storied Path to Human Asteroid Exploration

This June 1978 artist’s concept shows a space solar power system surrounded by an active asteroid retrieval mission. A NASA-sponsored study on space manufacturing held at Ames Research Center provided much of the technical basis for the painting.Image Credit: NASA/Denise Watt

Within NASA’s new FY2014 budget proposal lies a project known as the Asteroid [...]

Rocket Man: The Legacy of Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun helped pave the United States’ path to the Moon. Photo Credit: NASA

Beginning in September 1945, shortly after the end of World War II, a team of about a hundred rocket scientists and engineers, led by Wernher von Braun, was spirited out of Germany and brought to the United States as [...]

All Systems GO For Supersonic Skydive From The Edge Of Space Next Week

Felix Baumgartner moments before jumping from an altitude of just over 71,000 feet last March. The jump was a dress rehearsal for a planned record breaking jump from 120,000 feet October 8. Photo Credit: Jay Nemeth / Red Bull Content Pool

Felix Baumgartner moments before jumping from an altitude of just over 71,000 feet last March. The jump was a dress rehearsal for a planned record breaking jump from 120,000 feet October 8. Photo Credit: Jay Nemeth / Red Bull Content Pool

The countdown is on for a record-breaking jump attempt from the edge of [...]