August 27, 2012 • 2:52 am
Neil Armstrong’s one small step onto the surface of the moon made the man from Ohio a national hero. Armstrong’s death on Saturday at age 82 had many …
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August 26, 2012 • 6:34 am
ASTRONAUTS do not like to be called heroes. Their standard riposte to such accusations is to point out that …
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The shuttle has landed, and it did so in New York style.
Thousands of gawkers and photographers flocked to the waterfront Friday as the space shuttle Enterprise arrived from Washington, D.C., atop a 747. It was a final voyage for the prototype, which was used in …
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December 31, 2011 • 6:46 am
AS A small boy Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, dreamed of going into space. He even tried to launch the hollow aluminium arm of a chair, stuffed with propellant, into orbit. It didn’t work out. But his latest adventure in space travel—a joint venture with Burt Rutan, a famous designer of aircraft—looks more promising. Earlier this month, the two of them said they …
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December 15, 2011 • 5:43 am
ONE of the more memorable slogans to come out of the climate-change talks in Durban over the past few days is: “there is no planet B”. But what if there were? Over the past couple of decades astronomers have logged thousands of so-called “exoplanets”—worlds which orbit stars other than the sun. On December 5th the scientists in charge of Kepler, a space telescope designed to look for such planets, confirmed their …
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November 13, 2011 • 6:40 am
A Russian Soyuz rocket with three astronauts — two Russians, one American — is set to lift off from Kazakhstan on Monday morning, ferrying the men to the …
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November 8, 2011 • 6:38 pm
Astronomers are tracking an asteroid about the size of an aircraft carrier that on Tuesday will pass by Earth, within the moon’s orbit, in the closest approach of such an object in a …
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September 15, 2011 • 6:16 am
NASA unveiled plans Wednesday for a $35 billion rocket program designed to surpass the storied boosters of the Apollo era and eventually be powerful enough to launch astronauts as far as …
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NASA made history today, launching humanity’s first Lego figurines into space. That’s the word that’s going around the Web, and it’s absolutely true, so let’s get that part out of the way first. At 12:25 p.m. E.T. on Aug. 5, the Juno probe lifted off from Cape Canaveral, headed for a rendezvous with …
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NASA scientists have discovered new evidence that briny water flows on Mars during its warmest months, raising chances that life could exist on the Red Planet, the space agency said on Thursday.
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