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Ian Anderson, a Space Nut?

James M. Clash | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

Who knew Ian Anderson, front-man for the seminal rock group Jethro Tull, is a space aficionado? The singer and flautist, who grew during the Cold War...

Sounds From Space -- Music for Yuri's Night 2014!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Zoe P. Strassfield

Wow, where did the past year go? It's once again time to dust off your space helmets and dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate the anniversary of t...

T-1 Day Until Yuri's Night 2013!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.11.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

It's that time of year again--a time of year space fans love! Those of you who saw my posts last year will remember that April 12th is Yuri's Night, t...

Can Old Rocket Plane Provide Answers For New Space Industry?

Posted 03.04.2013 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 03/04/2013 05:07 AM EST on SPACE.com The safety of the emerging suborbital spaceflight industry is getting a hard loo...

Chinese Space Program Sets Date For Fifth Manned Mission

AP | Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

BEIJING -- China will send three astronauts to its orbiting space station this summer in a mission that's part of preparations to establish an even la...

Manned Mars Mission Called Big Threat To Life On Red Planet

Posted 10.25.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 10/25/2012 09:33 AM EDT on SPACE.com Humanity has long dreamed of putting boots on Mars, but those boots have the potential ...

Space Agency Unveils Long-Awaited Crew Capsule

Posted 07.03.2012 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 07/02/2012 05:48 PM EDT on SPACE.com CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Without a heat shield or wiring, and with only wel...

Secretive Spaceflight Firm Lifts Veil On New Spacecraft Plans

Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 05/07/2012 06:25 AM EDT on SPACE.com The curtain of secrecy is being raised by Blue Origin, a private entrepreneuri...

NASA Goes WHERE To Test Space Suits For Mars?

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | Science

VIENNA (Reuters) - Scientists were out of this world on Tuesday about tests in icy Alpine caves of the technology needed for a mission to Mars one day...

Billionaire's Secretive Space Venture Reveals Rocket Plan

Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 04/30/2012 06:26 AM EDT on SPACE.com Blue Origin wants to fly under the radar all the way into space. The secretive pr...

PHOTOS: Apollo 13 Drama 42 Years On

Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

April 11, 2012 marks the 42nd anniversary of the launch of Apollo 13, the ill-fated moon mission and the heroic rescue effort that brought the stricke...

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...

GALLERY: Which Stars Would Go To Mars?

Posted 04.06.2012 | Science

Interested in a trip to Mars? It would be a grand adventure, and you'd have quite a story to tell if you made it back home in one piece. Still, there ...

JOIN THE DEBATE: Should The U.S. Send An Astronaut To Mars?

Posted 04.04.2012 | Science

When it comes to Mars exploration, the U.S. has been there, done that—with robotic rovers. But while many proposals have been put forth for send...

NASA Eyes 'Make-Believe' Mission To Mars

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.08.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The International Space Station may provide the setting for a 500-day pretend trip to Mars in another few years. NASA said Tu...

The Joy of Finding Out

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 02.17.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

The focus of Dr. Coleman's presentation was life aboard the International Space Station, from washing her hair (it's hard when water, like everything else, floats!) to the differences between modules built by different countries

"Thinking Our Way To The Moon"

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 01.08.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Apollo 15 landed in the moon's Apennine Mountains, near the edge of Hadley Rille, a canyon over a thousand feet deep. If I had the choice of visiting only one spot on the moon, I know I'd go to Hadley Rille.