NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and SpaceX's Elon Musk called the test of the Crew Dragon capsule a success. NASA hopes to use the capsule to bring astronauts to the International Space Station.
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Forty mice spent more than a month in orbit to test two approaches to strengthening muscle and bone in microgravity conditions. The results could help people with muscle and bone diseases.
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Promising to try to avert war from outer space through strength, Gen. John "Jay" Raymond was sworn in as the first commander of the newly created United States Space Force.
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NPR's Scott Simon talks with Wolf Cukier, a high school senior from Scarsdale, N.Y., who discovered a new planet just days into an internship with NASA.
A capsule landed in the Pacific with material from the space station including chocolate chip cookies. They were baked in a zero gravity oven, but astronauts weren't allowed to eat them.
The star Betelgeuse has been dimming rapidly in recent weeks, leading to speculation that it may soon explode. If it did, that event would be a sight to behold.
It hopes to become the fourth nation, after the United States, China and Russia, to send people into space. The mission is targeted for 2022.
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The next Mars mission will have an instrument that can make oxygen from the carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere. It will be crucial for keeping astronauts alive and for fueling rockets.
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The coming year is supposed to bring some important launches into space. It's possible private companies will successfully launch humans into space, and missions to Mars and the sun are planned.
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NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab let folks have a look at the Mars 2020 mission's rover before it gets packed up on its journey to Cape Canaveral for launch in 2020.
Instead of the sun's full disk of fire, or a crescent of light, viewers in areas of complete annularity saw a fiery halo around the moon.
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Astronomers discovered a black hole in the Milky Way that is twice the size of anything scientists imagined was possible.
David Greene speaks with Col. Terry Virts, a former commander of the International Space Station, about the rationale for creating a sixth branch of the U.S. armed services called the Space Force.
The world's tallest active geyser is Steamboat Geyser, in Yellowstone National Park. It's been on a real eruption streak lately and 2019 saw the most recorded eruptions in a calendar year.
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The journey is being hailed as a major achievement despite failing to complete a core objective: docking at the international space station. NASA hopes to launch U.S. astronauts in space in 2020.
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After a flawless launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., the Boeing Starliner crew capsule, loaded with 600 pounds of cargo for the station, was unable to reach its intended orbit.
After a flawless launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., the crew capsule, loaded with 600 pounds of cargo for the station, was unable to reach its intended orbit, Boeing says.
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The European Space Agency says a self-destructing robot will be sent into orbit in 2025 to begin work on the world's first space cleanup mission. Jan Woerner of the European Space Agency discusses.
A delicious experiment is set to take place in space. Astronauts will bake cookies on the International Space Station as part of a long line of food innovations fueling space travel.
The comet, 2I/Borisov, looks surprisingly like comets closer to home. It's a sign that the processes that formed the sun and planets are at work elsewhere in the universe.
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