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Ultimate Pathfinder: NASA's Voyager Spacecraft Enters Interstellar Space

NASA’s Voyager spacecraft has entered interstellar space, marking the first active probe to do so. The announcement was made Sept. 12, 2013. Image Credit: NASA

NASA announced today under much fanfare that the agency’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, which launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station over three decades ago, has entered interstellar space, becoming the [...]

New Era in Space Exploration? Planetary Resources Crowdfunded Arkyd Space Telescope Reaches Goal

Image Credit: Planetary Resources

After a month-long campaign, Planetary Resources, Inc., a company with its eye on mining asteroids, reached its goal on Sunday, June 30 of raising $1.5 million through crowdfunding. The money, pledged by 17,600 supporters through the Kickstarter website, will go toward launching the world’s first public-use space telescope—Arkyd. Due to [...]

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 [...]

Reaching for the Stars Part 3: Interstellar Overdrive

The concept of a faster-than-light “warp drive” is being taken seriously by theoreticians and may one day be realized. Image Credit: NASA

It might be acceptable to send a robot probe on a 50-year journey to a nearby star, but human interstellar travel is going to demand much shorter travel times and therefore much [...]

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 [...]

Shows, Specials and Stars Herald Launch of Mars Science Lab

Black Eyed Peas' front man Will.I.Am shakes hands with NASA's Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin. The singer and other celebrities attended the launch that had special tours and other activities designed to further the public's awareness about space exploration. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – NASA’s recent launch of the Mars [...]