Space travel

08.28.12
Liftport turns to Kickstarter for space elevator experiment (video)
08.28.12

Liftport turns to Kickstarter for space elevator experiment (video)

Space elevators are slowly making the transition from science fiction to science fact... but we're...

By T. O'Brien,   08.28.12
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08.28.12
Voice signals sent to Mars and back, while telephoto images tease rich geology
08.28.12

Voice signals sent to Mars and back, while telephoto images tease rich geology

The Martian hills are alive with the sound of music. Well, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden's voi...

By J. Trew,   08.28.12
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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...

By J. Fingas,   08.25.12
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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....

By A. Santos,   07.31.12
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07.23.12
Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies at 61 (updated)
07.23.12

Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies at 61 (updated)

It's a sad day for space travel. Sally Ride, the first American woman to ever travel to space, has...

By J. Fingas,   07.23.12
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07.15.12
Richard Branson confirms Virgin Galactic's first space tourism flight will launch next year with him on board
07.15.12

Richard Branson confirms Virgin Galactic's first space tourism flight will launch next year with him on board

Richard Branson has long said that he'd be on board Virgin Galactic's first commercial space touri...

By D. Melanson,   07.15.12
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07.10.12
Researchers find space travel prolongs the life of worms
07.10.12

Researchers find space travel prolongs the life of worms

We've seen research that suggests prolonged space travel could have some adverse effects on the hu...

By D. Melanson,   07.10.12
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06.28.12
Infrared telescope can pick out the atmosphere on distant planets, smell what the aliens are smelling
06.28.12

Infrared telescope can pick out the atmosphere on distant planets, smell what the aliens are smelling

Astronomers in Chile using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope are now able t...

By D. Cooper,   06.28.12
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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...

By J. Hidalgo,   06.24.12
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