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New Restrictions on NASA Contracts Compromise U.S. Leadership in Space

Michael Lopez-Alegria | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science
Michael Lopez-Alegria

Flying our astronauts should be a national strategic priority, and NASA should be free to continue expanding its use of public-private partnerships and building on its successes.

JUST IN: Rover's First Higher-Res Image Raises Scientific Question

Posted 08.06.2012 | Science

It's not much to look at, but a newly released image beamed back from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is twice as big in pixel size as the rover's first i...

Mars Rover Nails Landing

AP | ALICIA CHANG and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 10.05.2012 | Science

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA's Curiosity rover on Monday transmitted a low-resolution video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its white-knuckle dive ...

RECAP: Rover Lands On Mars

Posted 08.07.2012 | Science

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has touched down on the surface of the Red Planet, completing a 354-million-mile journey, and marking the beginning of a n...

NASA Kicks Off 2012 With New Moon Mission

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- The cruise to the moon took 3 1/2 months and covered 2 1/2 million miles – far longer than the direct three-day flight by Apollo ...

NASA: Massive Asteroid 'Unlike Any Other'

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- New views of the massive asteroid Vesta reveal it is more like a planet than an asteroid, scientists said Monday. Since slipping into ...

Why We Might Need To Dig To Find Life On Mars

Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

A new study from NASA postulates that if life ever existed on Mars, it was probably underground. Ever since clay minerals were discovered on Mars i...

WATCH: NASA Discovers 'Bubbles' At Solar System's Edge

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 08.10.2011 | Technology

NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft have made a baffling discovery along their journey to the outer limits of the solar system. Scientists studying the...

Scientists Find Thunderstorms Create Antimatter

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*Scroll down for video, pictures.* NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has found evidence of thunderstorms on Earth shooting antimatter particle...

Mono Lake Discovery Raises Questions: Does Extraterrestrial Life Exist? (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The discovery of a new form of bacteria that lives off arsenic in California's Mono Lake has led many to speculate about the existence extraterrestria...

Watch "Space Shuttle Parking Lot," a Fans' Look at the Last Night Launch in Space City, USA

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

By now it's a somewhat common event. But a shuttle launch is still one of mankind's most complex and massive undertakings. To those who see it in person it's the spectacle of a lifetime.

Mimas Moon PHOTOS: NASA Spacecraft Sees 'Pac-Man' On Saturn Moon

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured the highest-resolution-to-date temperature map and images of Mimas, one of Saturn's moons. The portrait of t...

Asteroid Collision: Mysterious Space Debris Suggests Asteroids

Huffington Post | Amanda Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NASA scientists have spotted a mysterious X-shaped debris pattern with trailing streamers of dust that is unlike any image astronomers have seen befo...

This Week In Space: New Planets Found, Obama's Decision, More (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Miles O'Brien and the good people at SpaceFlightNow helpfully recap all the major space news from the past week. Along with some fascinating interv...