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Green Comet Lovejoy Can be Seen in D.C. Area Tuesday Night

Even though temperatures will hang around the 20’s Tuesday night, a green comet may be worth braving the cold for.

01/13/2015

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NASA Investigators Find Cause of Failed Rocket Launch in Va.

NASA says the incorrect installation of equipment caused the launch of a sounding rocket on Virginia’s Eastern Shore to end prematurely.

01/12/2015

A NASA scientist described a recent “global warming hiatus” that shows Earth’s surface temperatures warming at a slower rate than previous decades – but it is still warming.   (Photo Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Explores Inflatable Spacecraft Technology

Devising a way to one day land astronauts on Mars is a complex problem and NASA scientists think something as simple as a child’s toy design may help solve the problem. Safely landing a large spacecraft on the Red planet is just one of many engineering challenges the agency faces as it eyes an ambitious goal of sending humans into deep space later this century.

01/03/2015

City lights shine brighter during the holidays in the U.S. when compared with the rest of the year, as shown using a new analysis of daily data from the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite. Dark green pixels are areas where lights are 50 percent brighter, or more, during December (Credit: Jesse Allen/NASA's Earth Observatory)

NASA Satellite Sees Holiday Lights Shine Bright from Space

NASA scientists have used satellite images to discover an increase of brighter nighttime lights in major cities during Christmas and New Year’s in the U.S.

12/18/2014

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff on Oct. 28. at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. (Screen shot courtesy of NASA)

Wallops Island Rocket Launch Pad Awaits Repairs

Despite a massive explosion in October, authorities say a state-owned launch pad at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility should be repaired and ready for testing late next year.

12/17/2014

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft sits on its launch pad as it is prepared for a 7:05 AM launch on December 4, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The heavy-lift rocket will boost the unmanned Orion capsule to an altitude of 3,600 miles, and returning for a splashdown west of Baja California after a four and half hour flight.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NASA Poised to Usher in New Era With Orion Launch

NASA stood poised to usher in a new era of exploration Thursday with the premier launch of its new Orion spacecraft.

12/04/2014

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Baltimore Astronaut Comes Back to Life on Earth as Twitter Superstar

Tweeting from space might not be a vital part of Astronaut Reid Wiseman’s job description, but it certainly grabbed the attention of hundreds of thousands who re-shared his amazing pictures from his first trip on the International Space Station.

11/18/2014

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff on Oct. 28. at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. (Screen shot courtesy of NASA)

Russian Rocket Engines Suspected in Launch Blast

Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of determining why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to send supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.

10/29/2014

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff on Oct. 28. at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. (Screen shot courtesy of NASA)

Russia Successfully Launches Cargo Ship To Space Station 9 Hours After US Rocket Explodes

The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station and warned residents to not touch any debris they might stumble across from the craft, which was carrying hazardous materials.

10/29/2014

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff on Oct. 28. at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. (Screen shot courtesy of NASA)

NASA Rocket Launch Explodes in Virginia

The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station and warned residents to not touch any debris they might stumble across from the craft, which was carrying hazardous materials.

10/28/2014

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