CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The International Space Station has taken a power hit, and spacewalking repairs may be needed. First, though, a replacement part must be delivered via rocket.
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By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. There’s a new rocky Earth-size planet on our galactic block, and it’s a sizzler.
Astrophysicists on Wednesday revealed the newfound world, GJ 1132b, named after the small nearby star that it orbits.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA’s Mars-orbiting Maven spacecraft has discovered that the sun likely robbed the red planet of its once-thick atmosphere and water.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA needs to get cracking if it wants to keep its astronauts alive and well on missions to Mars, according to an in-house report issued Thursday.
In an extensive audit, NASA’s inspector general office looked at the space agency’s overall effort to keep astronauts safe during lengthy space missions ‚Äî especially trips to Mars, currently targeted for the 2030s.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A white dwarf star in the Constellation Virgo turns out to be a “death star” worthy of “Star Wars.”
Astronomers announced Wednesday that they have discovered a rocky object coming apart in a death spiral around this distant star. They used NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft to make the discovery, then followed up with ground observations.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of salty water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that could have major implications for the possibility of life on the red planet.
“It suggests that it would be possible for there to be life today on Mars,” NASA’s science mission chief, John Grunsfeld, said at a news conference.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Get ready for a rare double feature this weekend, starring our very own moon.
A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a so-called supermoon Sunday night or early Monday, depending where you are. That combination hasn’t been seen since 1982 and won’t happen again until 2033.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Space station astronaut Scott Kelly is halfway home.
Kelly marked the midway point of his yearlong space mission Tuesday. He’s sharing the voyage with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. They arrived at the International Space Station in March and won’t return to Earth until next March.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is shipping his space business to Florida.
At a news conference Tuesday, Bezos announced that his Blue Origin space company will build rockets and launch them into orbit from Cape Canaveral.