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Earth Orbit: Getting Crowded... Much Faster

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.07.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

For many years, I have been anticipating the start of a revolution in the satellite market, in which the majority of the satellites built and launched would be of the micro, nano, pico, and femto variety.

Defying Gravity: Notes From a Dissenting View

John Branch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
John Branch

Gravity is only 91 minutes long but is so short on ideas that it keeps repeating itself. A cloud of orbiting malevolent debris keeps trying to kill our heroes. They keep jetting off to a new refuge and finding, so to speak, no room at the inn.

Barnstorming Space

Rod Pyle | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science
Rod Pyle

The scope of the event was vast, the presentations compelling and the ideas soaring. These are the mavericks among mavericks and, despite the fact than many will fail to accomplish their current goals, some will lead us to a better- and private- future in space.

U.S. Satellite Sets New Guinness World Record

Posted 02.21.2013 | Science

By: Staff Published: 02/21/2013 07:35 AM EST on Landsat 5 has secured a new world record title for being the longest-operating...

Earth's Tilted Orbit Gets Surprising Explanation

| Posted 11.16.2012 | Science

By Ken Croswell One young star may yank another's developing solar system, a new theory suggests, accounting for planets that circle their stars on ...

Dead Satellite May Be Space Junk For HOW Long?

Posted 05.12.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/11/2012 11:35 AM EDT on An enormous Earth-observing satellite that was officially declared dead in space W...

PHOTOS: Space Walks And Gorgeous Views From NASA's Gemini Missions

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 06.06.2012 | Science

April 2012 marks 50 years since the beginning of NASA's Gemini program. Carried out from 1962-1966, during the feverish middle years of the space race...

PHOTOS: John Glenn's Historic Space Mission, 50 Years Later

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.17.2012 | Science

Orbiting Earth seems ho-hum today, in an era when the ISS is ever-present in our skies and space tourism is a growth industry. Things were differe...

Private Spaceflight Venture Gears Up For First Passenger Flights

Posted 02.09.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — This year is key for Virgin Galactic's bid to become the first commercial spaceliner service, as rocket-powered flights of its...

NASA Considering Fuel Depots In The Skies | KENNETH CHANG | Posted 12.22.2011 | Technology

By considering a proposal to put filling stations in the sky, NASA is looking to accelerate plans to send astronauts to distant destinations....