The space shuttle Discovery will be hoisted off its ferry plane Wednesday in a complicated ballet of cranes. Full story
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The MAVEN orbiter, shown in this artist's conception, is to be launched toward Mars in November. NASA is taking names that will be digitized for inclusion on the spacecraft.
A perspective view from the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter shows the "Face on Mars" in the Red Planet's Cydonia region.
A stereo image from the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter, based on data acquired in 2004, shows the shield volcano known as Tharsis Tholus. Use red-blue glasses to see the 3-D effect.