The twin sites in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory are about to go back online. New hardware should make them able to sense more colliding black holes and other cosmic events.
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Pentagon sources say that Trump's hopes for a space force produced tensions between Wilson and the White House, who saw her as delaying the process. She plans to go into academia.
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The craft's splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean hit its expected landing time of 8:45 a.m. ET Friday after re-entering Earth's atmosphere.
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The Crew Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station on Sunday. NASA says it is the first American commercial space vehicle designed to carry humans to dock at the station.
Astronauts in the station opened Crew Dragon's hatch and entered the spacecraft on Sunday, in a significant moment for both Elon Musk's company and the future of commercial space exploration.
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SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station Sunday. SpaceX is demonstrating the potential for a company to carry astronauts into orbit.
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Scientists called the most distant object in the solar system FarOut. They recently discovered an object even farther away, naming it FarFarOut.
For years, NASA has had to rely on Russian vehicles to get astronauts to the International Space Station. That could soon change if the flight test of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule succeeds.
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It's scary out there: violent supernovas, biological mayhem and nuclear meltdowns. Lulu Garcia-Navarro with author Bob Berman about hazards to life in the universe and his book, Earth-Shattering.
If the mission is successful, it would make Israel the fourth country to land on the lunar surface – after the U.S., the former Soviet Union and China.
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As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing nears, some say the site of the first footprints on the moon should be protected. But historic preservation off our planet is unprecedented.
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It would be under the umbrella of the Air Force to try to simplify the process. This represents a shift; Trump had stated that he wanted a space force that is "separate but equal" from the Air Force.
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A spacecraft named Beresheet is set to be Israel's first spacecraft to land on the moon. It came about because Israeli scientists lost a contest — but continued with the work anyway.
Kindergartners from Georgetown Day School in Washington D.C., help NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro field questions to McClain, who's an astronaut serving on the International Space Station.
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NASA's admission this week that the agency has lost contact with a Mars rover brings an end to a compelling story of usefulness and resilience.
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NASA's six-wheeled rover landed on the red planet in January 2004 for what billed as a 90-day mission. The robot was still going until a dust storm on Mars last summer killed it.
NASA's six-wheeled rover landed on the red planet in January 2004 for what was billed as a 90-day mission. The plucky robot was still going until a dust storm on Mars last summer killed it.
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They had initially thought the object 4 billion miles from Earth looked like a snowman. The New Horizons spacecraft flew by it on New Year's Day, and new images give scientists a clearer picture.
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Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., announced Tuesday that they will make one last attempt to reach the Mars rover Opportunity though they are not expecting a response.
The company had recently whittled down its list of would-be Martians to 100 names, after more than 202,000 people applied to leave the Earth for a one-way journey.