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NASA's Curiosity rover (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)

NASA’s ‘Green’ Planetary Test Lander Crashes

Earlier this week NASA safely landed a robotic rover on Mars 350 million miles away. But on Thursday here on Earth, a test model planetary lander crashed and burned at Kennedy Space Center in Florida just seconds after liftoff.

08/09/2012

Anxiety builds as NASA prepares to land a $2.5 billion shuttle on Mars' surface. (Courtesy of NASA)

NASA Anxious Over Mars Landing

Hurtling ever closer to Mars, NASA’s most high-tech interplanetary rover prepared for the riskiest part of its journey: diving through the Martian atmosphere and pulling off a new landing routine.

08/05/2012

Sally Ride (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

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Five Bizarre Effects Sex Has on The Brain

Sex makes our brains feel a sudden, almost overwhelming sense of joy that quickly fades us back to our lame realities.

07/16/2012

Bearing brown and black scorch marks from its fiery tour in orbit in December, the Dragon spacecraft built by US company SpaceX went on display in the US capital (Photo Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Chief To See History-Making SpaceX Capsule

NASA’s administrator is to visit the history-making Dragon spacecraft at a Texas rocket factory.

06/13/2012

Photo Credit: spacecenter.org

NASA’s Future Is A Future Worth Funding

Call it giving hand-me-downs to a younger brother, or charity to the needy, but we’re glad to see NASA get some help from the Department of Defense, which donated two unused space telescopes to the cash-strapped space agency.

06/12/2012

A NASA picture taken on May 5, 1972 shows a close-up view of Apollo 16 lunar sample no. 68815, a dislodged fragment from a parent boulder. (credit: NASA/AFP/Getty Images)

Colombian Man Claims To Have Apollo 11 Moon Rock, Selling On eBay For $300G

The dark suit and tie Joe Gutheinz wore set him apart from other customers inside a Texas eatery where the usual attire is jeans and cowboy hats.

05/13/2012

(credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Clayton Anderson Really Is A Big Sports Fan

Talking space and sports with our favorite Astronaut.

SportsRadio 610–02/21/2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the HouseNewt Gingrich speaks during a rally in Mount Dora, Florida. (Photo Credit: Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

Romney Mocks Gingrich’s Plans For Moon Base

Gingrich promised that “By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American.”

01/26/2012

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Clear Direction Urged For Saving NASA Jobs

Mayor Annise Parker andHuntsville,AlabamaMayor Tommy Battle have formally asked the Obama Administration to help facilitate quick finalization of all aspects of the Space Launch System (SLS) and the Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle.

10/27/2011

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