Space craft

06.18.12
X-37B finally touches down, completing its not-so-secret classified mission (video)
06.18.12

X-37B finally touches down, completing its not-so-secret classified mission (video)

After more than a year of circling the globe, the US Air Force's X-37B has finally touched down at...

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06.18.12
China conducts its first crewed spaceship docking, gives east Asia its place in space (updated)
06.18.12

China conducts its first crewed spaceship docking, gives east Asia its place in space (updated)

Believe it or not, the only countries to have docked a human-helmed spacecraft in the first 50 yea...

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04.30.12
Commercial space shuttle prototypes fly through wind tunnel testing
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Commercial space shuttle prototypes fly through wind tunnel testing

A pair of companies developing their own commercial space shuttles are presumably trying to flatten...

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04.17.12
Space Shuttle Discovery salutes Washington on historic final flight
04.17.12

Space Shuttle Discovery salutes Washington on historic final flight

As historic flights go, this has to be right up there with the best of 'em. Space Shuttle Discover...

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04.10.12
Space Shuttle Discovery to make final in-air appearance in 1,500-foot DC flyover
04.10.12

Space Shuttle Discovery to make final in-air appearance in 1,500-foot DC flyover

Folks lucky enough to be in the nation's capital next week will have one final opportunity to gawk...

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03.09.12
Happy Biiiirthday Mr. USAF X-37B Robot Space Plane
03.09.12

Happy Biiiirthday Mr. USAF X-37B Robot Space Plane

The X-37B was only meant to stay up in space for a gestational nine months, but a full year has now...

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02.02.12
NASA films dark side of the moon, finds no evidence of Brain Damage (video)
02.02.12

NASA films dark side of the moon, finds no evidence of Brain Damage (video)

Take a moment to Breathe, because this one's kind of heady. NASA has just published a new video of...

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11.11.11
J-2X rocket passes second test, proves NASA can still have a blast (video)
11.11.11

J-2X rocket passes second test, proves NASA can still have a blast (video)

NASA's next generation rocket engine has passed its second wave of experiments, blasting throug...

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05.27.11
NASA asteroid mission could explain how life began (and how ours might end)
05.27.11

NASA asteroid mission could explain how life began (and how ours might end)

There's a slight chance that the Earth could get hit by an asteroid in about 170 years, but don...

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