Satellite imagery shared exclusively with NPR suggests that North Korea is moving ahead with plans to expand its capabilities.
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There's so much we've yet to explore—from outer space to the deep ocean to our own brains. This hour, Manoush goes on a journey through those uncharted places, led by TED Science Curator David Biello.
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He had one trip to the moon — not to tread the surface, but to orbit in the craft that would return the two moonwalkers to Earth. All three got in trouble later over the sale of space mementos.
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The Earth's entire land mass is being photographed by satellites every single day. Trying to make sense of all these images falls to a U.S. spy agency many have never heard of.
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The commercial rocket company sent its "Dragon" capsule from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station on Friday for its 20th resupply mission. It's due to arrive at the space station Monday.
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On Thursday, NASA is going to announce the name of the next Mars rover — selected from a pool of nine names generated through a nationwide naming contest.
A new documentary looks at America's struggle to send its first black astronaut into space. "It would've been fantastic if we saw Ed Dwight walking on the moon," says black astronaut Robert Satcher.
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Johnson was one of NASA's human "computers" and wrote trajectory equations for missions in the space agency's early days. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.
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Mike Hughes promoted himself as believing that the Earth was flat. He launched homemade rockets with the goal of eventually flying to the edge of space to see for himself.
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This week the ALMA telescope in Chile presented the aftermath of the incredible cosmic confrontation: a spectacular celestial cloud.
George Helou who worked on the space telescope during its 16-year lifespan, tells NPR's Scott Simon what scientists learned from the images it captured.
A NASA investigation of Boeing's newest space capsule has found numerous software bugs that the agency says should have been found in internal testing — and not an unmanned space flight.
The Trump administration keeps repeating that the U.S. will return humans to the moon in 2024. That may be technically possible, but only if the money appears and if everything goes perfectly.
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It was the members of a Facebook group who noted that the auroras they'd seen didn't look like any that had been previously catalogued. So physicists asked them to take a few carefully timed photos.
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As private companies race into orbit, some experts in satellite operations say there isn't enough public infrastructure to keep all the satellites safe.
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Activity at the Imam Khomeini Space Center indicates Iran is once again attempting to send a satellite into orbit. Last year, three attempts ended in failure.
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Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station made their fourth foray outside the spacecraft to prolong the lifespan of a cosmic ray detector.
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SpaceX is launching more of its a mega-constellation of satellites on Friday to provide Internet all over the world, but some are worried the world's space traffic management isn't up to the task.
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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