Space

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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded on Oct. 31, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another. (Screenshot courtesy of CBSNews)

SpaceShipTwo Pilot 20th Person Killed in Space Mission or Flight Test

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.

11/01/2014

International Space Station (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Picks U-Md. Proposal for Space Station Project

NASA has chosen a University of Maryland proposal for a new instrument to observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station.

07/31/2014

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NASA to Launch Global Warming Satellite

Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy — this time on a different rocket.

06/30/2014

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Cosmic Caffeine: Space Station Adds Italian Espresso Machine

The astronauts in space will soon be sipping some good coffee. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine.

06/27/2014

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NASA to Test Mars ‘Flying Saucer’ Vehicle on Earth

A NASA flying saucer designed to test Mars lander technology could be launched on Earth this weekend.

06/24/2014

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Defense Department Awards Lockheed Martin $914M Space Fence Contract

The Space Fence is the U.S. Air Force’s next generation space surveillance system currently being developed by Lockheed Martin.

06/08/2014

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Spacewalking Astronauts Complete Urgent Repair Job

Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.

04/23/2014

File photo of National Air and Space Museum. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Air, Space Artifacts Make Way to New Home in Va.

Many historic aircraft and space artifacts — including a Navy dive bomber from World War II and spacesuits from the Apollo era — are slowly moving to a state-of-the-art Smithsonian hangar in northern Virginia.

01/23/2014

A faulty pump forced astronauts to shut down one of two ammonia cooling systems. (Getty Images)

Astronauts Hope Christmas Eve Spacewalk Will Wrap Up Repair

Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins are installing a new ammonia cooling pump.

12/24/2013

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