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Earthbound 'Asteroid Mission' Hits Halfway Mark

Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 06/19/2012 08:01 AM EDT on Four aquanauts have spent the last week living and working beneath the waves off F...

Not to Be Missed Japanese Paintings at the National Gallery of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

One of Japan's most celebrated cultural treasures, "Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings" by Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800) is on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington through April 29.

Thousands Cheer As Space Shuttle Reaches New Home

Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 04/17/2012 05:49 PM EDT on CHANTILLY, Va. — Cries of "I see it!" rang out through the crowd a...

Die-Hard Space Fans Flock To One Of Shuttle's Last Launches

CNN | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology

It's now become a somewhat common event, one that for most Americans is signaled by nothing more than a brief blip on the news. But a space shuttle la...

Spacewalking Day For Astronauts At Space Station

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A robotic system shutdown interrupted Monday's spacewalk outside the International Space Station, leaving an astronaut st...

NASA's Most Iconic Photos Of Space Shuttle Discovery: 1984 - 2011

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Thursday marks the final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, the oldest of NASA's three operational orbiters and the first to be retired. Since 1984...

NASA Pulls Injured Shuttle Astronaut Off Flight

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An astronaut who crashed his bicycle last weekend won't be taking part in space shuttle Discovery's final voyage next mon...

Women In Space: New Record Set As 4 Women To Orbit At Same Time

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space is about to have a female population explosion. One woman already is circling Earth in a Russian capsule, bound for ...

NASA says space station safe from debris

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA gave the all-clear to the international space station Monday, telling its astronauts they would not need to steer aw...