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AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 01.14.2015 | Science

BERLIN (AP) — The spacecraft that landed on a comet performed two tricky maneuvers Friday, by drilling into the rocky surface and rotating itself to...

Philae Lander Starts Drilling Into Comet's Surface

AP/HuffPost | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.14.2014 | Science

Now that it's safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency's Philae lander is getting to work. The lander ...

Planets Can Be Positively Perplexing

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.02.2014 | Science
Greg Schwem

I still remember the mnemonic as if it were 1972 and I was sitting in fourth grade science class. My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.

Rocket Carrying International Crew Reaches Space Station

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2013 | Science

* Hadfield to be first Canadian to command ISS * Two spacewalks, some 150 experiments on crew's agenda * Station returne...

Ambitious Mission Proposed For Saturn's Biggest Moon

Posted 02.13.2015 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 10/01/2012 10:05 AM EDT on SPACE.com While rovers are ideal for exploring Mars, a boat is best for Titan, Saturn's...

India's 100th Space Mission Blasts Off

AP | Posted 09.09.2012 | Science

NEW DELHI, India -- India's national space organization has marked its 100th mission by launching French and Japanese satellites. The Indian Space Re...

Mars Rover Landing Could Be 'Blind' Due To Glitch

Posted 07.17.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 07/16/2012 05:48 PM EDT on SPACE.com WASHINGTON — NASA is just 20 days away from landing a car-size rover on Mars, bu...

WATCH: Mars Rover Team Talks 'Seven Minutes Of Terror'

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.26.2012 | Science

The countdown to the arrival of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on the Red Planet in early August has begun in dramatic fashion as the mission's engineers...

Space Agency Announces Major Mission To Planet's Icy Moons

Posted 05.04.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/03/2012 12:57 PM EDT on SPACE.com The European Space Agency will launch a deep-space mission to explore the icy ...

The Year of the Moon

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

Tomorrow is the anniversary of Apollo 11's landing on our Moon. In another ten years, most of the people involved with it will be dead.

PHOTOS: Lunar Orbiter Releases First Photos Of Moon

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which launched on June 18, just released its first images of the moon's pockmarked terrain. The Orbiter c...