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SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Texas Test Flight
A SpaceX prototype rocket automatically detonated Friday after an "anomaly" during a flight over McGregor, Texas, the company said.
SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Flight
An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company's Central Texas development site.
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SpaceX Explosion a Setback, But Program Continues
The news of a rocket from SpaceX exploding mid-test Friday served as a reminder that the pursuit of extraterrestrial travel is not without risks.
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Traces of One of Universe's First Stars Detected
An ancient star in the halo surrounding the Milky Way appears to contain traces of material released by the death of one of the universe's first stars.
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Astronaut Snaps Stunning Photos of Aurora from Space
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman is adding to his collection of amazing images taken his special vantage point 150 miles above Earth.
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'Beam Me to Mars' Lets You Send Message to Red Planet
You may never set foot on Mars, but your words and pictures could land there later this year.
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Hacker Says He Compromised Communication Satellites
At Defcon 22 conference, expert says he could use technique to disrupt communications and possibly alter data before it is retransmitted.
Rocket Carrying Powerful HD Satellite Blasts Off
A rocket carrying China's most advanced HD observation satellite departs Taiyaun Tuesday. The satellite is capable of seeing a 3-foot-long object in full color.
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Astronaut's Photo Shows Earth's Glorious 'Airglow'
Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted a photo Monday morning that may be the most dramatic ever capture of the phenomenon known as "airglow."
Russian Cosmonaut Tosses Tiny Satellite Into Space
A Russian cosmonaut threw a tiny satellite into the vacuum of space during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station.
Russian Cosmonaut Launches Satellite During Spacewalk
Russian cosmonaut, Oleg Artemyev, deploys a Peruvian satellite from outside the International Space Station during a six-hour spacewalk.
Billion-Dollar Battle: Who Will NASA Launch Into Space?
NASA is getting ready for a multibillion-dollar run toward the goal of sending American astronauts into orbit on U.S.-built spaceships.
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Hello Kitty Is in Space and Wants Your Messages
Japan's lovable feline toy is now a cat-stronaut, orbiting the Earth in a small satellite.
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Mock Space Shuttle Independence Gets a Lift
It's all part of Space Center Houston's plans for a $12 million attraction with the orbiter and aircraft stack as its unique centerpiece.
You Can Help Scientists Sort Out NASA's Night Lights
A new crowdsourcing project calls on citizen scientists to identify locations shown in nighttime pictures taken from the International Space Station.
Seven Stardust Grains Traced to Interstellar Space
Seven tiny grains of rock captured by NASA's comet-chasing Stardust probe in 2004 may be visitors from the vast reaches of interstellar space.
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WorldView-3 Goes Into Orbit to Take Sharper Images
The world's most advanced commercial Earth-imaging satellite, DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3, was successfully sent into orbit on Wednesday.
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Risky Asteroid Turns Out to Be a Big Pile of Rubble
An asteroid on NASA's list of potential threats to Earth is actually a pile of rubble held together by forces weaker than the weight of a penny.
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WorldView-3 Satellite Will Upgrade Google's Earth
DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite, due for launch on Wednesday, could generate a new round of buzz about high-resolution pictures of the planet.
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Probe Watches Methane Clouds Waft Over Titan's Seas
Newly released images from NASA's Cassini orbiter show methane clouds wafting over the seas of Titan, a mysterious moon of Saturn.
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Robin Williams' Death Strikes Chord for Buzz Aldrin
Comedian Robin Williams' struggle against depression had a special resonance for Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, who dealt with demons of his own.
How to Make the Most of a Moonstruck Meteor Shower
Tuesday night's peak of the Perseid meteor shower comes just after the brightest full moon of 2014, but it's still well worth watching for.
Europe's Last Cargo Ship Links Up With Space Station
For the last time, an unmanned European cargo vessel has linked up with the International Space Station.
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Astronaut in Space Steers Rover on Earth
A European astronaut drove a rover from the International Space Station, testing a system that could one day help us drive robots on Mars.
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