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John Young: The Prolific Astronaut

Sun, 2018-01-07 17:30
Astronaut John Young, the ninth man to walk on the moon, flew on three NASA programs: Gemini, Apollo and the space shuttle.
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On This Day In Space! Jan. 7, 1610: Galileo Discovers 3 Jupiter Moons

Sun, 2018-01-07 14:50
On January 7, 1610, the Italian astronomer Galileo discovered three of Jupiter's moons: Callisto, Europa and Io. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series here!
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ExoMars Rover Will Drill Deep Into Mars to Search for Life (Op-Ed)

Sun, 2018-01-07 14:30
Finding past or present microbial life on Mars would without doubt be one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time. And in just two years’ time, there’s a big opportunity to do so, with two rovers launching there to look for signs of life.
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SpaceX Launches Secret Zuma Mission for US Government, Lands Rocket

Sun, 2018-01-07 14:19
SpaceX lofted the super-secret Zuma spacecraft for the U.S. government tonight (Jan. 8), successfully executing a mission that also featured yet another landing by the first stage of the company's Falcon 9 rocket.
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'Super Bowl of Astronomy' Attracts a Galaxy of Space Scientists (and Others)

Sun, 2018-01-07 14:18
Astronomers, astrophysicists and other space scientists from around the U.S. are gathering in Washington, D.C., this week for the 231st meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
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SpaceX to Launch Mysterious Zuma Spacecraft Tonight: Watch It Live

Sun, 2018-01-07 13:30
SpaceX plans to launch the secret Zuma payload for the U.S. government this evening (Jan. 7), after a nearly two-month delay.
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Sierra Nevada Clears Dream Chaser Space Plane Test Milestone

Sat, 2018-01-06 14:17
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced Jan. 5 that NASA has confirmed that the company’s Dream Chaser vehicle passed a key milestone during its November free flight test.
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New Method Aids Search for Dazzling Alien Worlds

Sat, 2018-01-06 13:46
Massive gas giants shine brightly in the light reflected from their parent star. Now, astronomers are using this glow as a new way to hunt for hidden worlds.
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Solving Earth's Climate Challenges Require More Satellite Vision: Report

Sat, 2018-01-06 13:44
Space observations are crucial to solving the challenges presented by Earth's complex climate, which will play a pivotal role in humanity's success or demise, argued an extensive report by the U.S. National Academies.
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The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!

Sat, 2018-01-06 08:52
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
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John Young in Photos: Astronaut, Moonwalker and Space Shuttle Pioneer

Sat, 2018-01-06 07:51
Astronaut John Young, a veteran of six space missions, died Jan. 5, 2018 due to complications with pneumonia. See his storied career, which took Young to the moon and back, then on NASA shuttles, in photos here.
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The Biggest Space Stories of the Week

Sat, 2018-01-06 07:30
NASA satellites capture amazing images of the "bomb cyclone" that hit the U.S. East Coast this week and the loss of a $45 million Russian satellite is attributed to a launch site mix-up. Here are this week's top stories at Space.com.
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Astronaut John Young, Who Walked on the Moon and Led 1st Shuttle Mission, Dies at 87

Sat, 2018-01-06 07:07
John Young, NASA's longest-serving astronaut, who walked on the moon and flew on the first Gemini and space shuttle missions, has died. He was 87.
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Oklahoma Astronaut Museum Announces 'Legacy Campaign' for More Space

Fri, 2018-01-05 11:03
The Stafford Air & Space Museum in Oklahoma, named for Apollo astronaut Thomas Stafford, has announced a new campaign for expansion.
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Blue Velvet: Jupiter's Cloud Tops Appear Azure in New Juno Image

Fri, 2018-01-05 10:30
Jupiter's twirling, swirling, candy-colored clouds are once again on display in new images from NASA's Juno probe, processed by citizen scientists.
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1,000-Year-Old Stone Structure in Mexico May Depict Creation of Earth

Fri, 2018-01-05 09:01
The underwater stone structure may represent a fish monster that legend says created the Earth.
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George R.R. Martin's 'Nightflyers': Syfy Reveals Series Details for 1st Season

Fri, 2018-01-05 08:54
Syfy channel has announced an official series order for the series "Nightflyers," based on a sci-fi-horror novella by George R.R. Martin, including new production and casting information for the 10-episode first season.
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Curiosity Rover Spots Weird Tube-Like Structures on Mars

Fri, 2018-01-05 08:49
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found intriguing structures on Mars that look like tiny, fossilized worm burrows — but mission team members aren't claiming that the finds are evidence of life.
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SpaceX Delays Mysterious Zuma Spacecraft Launch to Sunday

Fri, 2018-01-05 08:42
SpaceX has pushed back the launch of the mysterious Zuma spacecraft for the U.S. government to no earlier than Sunday (Jan. 7).
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Researchers Analyze NASA Moon Mission Audio to Let Public 'Explore Apollo'

Fri, 2018-01-05 07:55
Fifty years after the first human flights to the moon, researchers have taken a new look at the Apollo missions, or, more appropriately, a new listen.
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