Space

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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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Astronauts Make Rare Christmas Eve Spacewalk

Two space station astronauts have floated outside on Christmas Eve in hopes of wrapping up urgent cooling system repairs.

12/24/2013

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NASA Astronauts Tackle Urgent Spacewalking Repairs

Astronauts removed an old space station pump Saturday, sailing through the first of a series of urgent repair spacewalks to revive a crippled cooling line.

12/21/2013

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Study: 8.8 Billion Earth-Sized Just-Right Planets

Space may be vast, but it isn’t that lonely. A new study finds that the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets like ours, circling stars just like our sun.

11/04/2013

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Virginia Teaming Up with Alaska for Space Launch Alliance

Virginia and Alaska are teaming up to make the most of their commercial space operations.

08/29/2013

File photo of a space suit. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

New Smithsonian Exhibit Highlights Space Suit Technology

“Suited for Space,” opening Friday at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, highlights the creativity behind the suits that allowed humans to explore the moon and aspire to fly farther from Earth.

07/24/2013

This August 1998 NASA file image shows a true color photo of Saturn assembled from Voyager 2 spacecraft.  (Photo credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA’s Voyager 1 Craft Enters Unfamiliar Space

Readings by NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft confirm it’s in unfamiliar territory, but it’s still inside our solar system.

06/27/2013

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