High-Tech Aerospace Exhibit Starts World Tour at SmithsonianWith space shuttles now housed in history museums, innovators in aerospace are thinking of newer, better ways humans could reach space. One idea: What about a space elevator?
NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.
NASA Scientists Create Ingredients Of Life In Simulated Space ConditionsAlthough there is a wealth of information regarding life on our planet, researchers continue to look for an answer to a key question: how did life get here in the first place?
Study: Universe May Have Had No Beginning At AllBig Bang? What Big Bang? In a new theory, researchers suggest that the start of the universe may have involved no bang at all.
Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand SpaceProtecting the military's most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.
SpaceShipTwo Pilot 20th Person Killed in Space Mission or Flight TestVirgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.
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.
NASA to Launch Global Warming SatelliteFive 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.
Cosmic Caffeine: Space Station Adds Italian Espresso MachineThe astronauts in space will soon be sipping some good coffee. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine.
NASA to Test Mars 'Flying Saucer' Vehicle on EarthA NASA flying saucer designed to test Mars lander technology could be launched on Earth this weekend.
Defense Department Awards Lockheed Martin $914M Space Fence ContractThe Space Fence is the U.S. Air Force’s next generation space surveillance system currently being developed by Lockheed Martin.
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.

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