Space exploration

08.30.12
NASA completes successful parachute drop simulation for Orion spacecraft
08.30.12

NASA completes successful parachute drop simulation for Orion spacecraft

NASA has always used the desert as its own personal playground, and we'd imagine that its team had...

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08.25.12
Pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong dies at 82
08.25.12

Pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong dies at 82

It's a story that we hoped we'd never have to report. Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on...

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08.21.12
Curiosity rover flaunts its battle scar, wind sensor is bruised (but not broken)
08.21.12

Curiosity rover flaunts its battle scar, wind sensor is bruised (but not broken)

You can't win 'em all. Such is the case with the Curiosity rover, anyway, as diagnostics have reve...

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08.17.12
Scientists create simulation of the universe, reenact 14 billion years in a few months (video)
08.17.12

Scientists create simulation of the universe, reenact 14 billion years in a few months (video)

Are animations of Curiosity's Mars landing not enough to feed your space exploration appetite? Try...

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08.15.12
Curiosity survives brain transplant, prepares for first drive
08.15.12

Curiosity survives brain transplant, prepares for first drive

If you thought your OTA update took too long, how about four days? That's how long the Curiosity "...

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07.31.12
China's new liquid oxygen and kerosene-fueled rocket engine lights up for testing
07.31.12

China's new liquid oxygen and kerosene-fueled rocket engine lights up for testing

Liquid oxygen and kerosene, that's what fuels China's new -- and freshly tested -- rocket engine....

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07.18.12
Inside NASA's Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center
07.18.12

Inside NASA's Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center

At the dawn of the Space Shuttle program, NASA's Launch Control Center (LCC) was placed off limits...

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07.17.12
Mars Rover game hits Xbox Live, tasks you with safely landing the Curiosity with Kinect
07.17.12

Mars Rover game hits Xbox Live, tasks you with safely landing the Curiosity with Kinect

NASA has already made it clear that the Curiosity's touchdown on Mars is a nerve-wracking experien...

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06.24.12
Chinese astronauts go hands-on, manually dock with orbiting module
06.24.12

Chinese astronauts go hands-on, manually dock with orbiting module

Looks like China continues to add to its space cred after recently joining the rarefied ranks of c...

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