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  • 3 Astronauts Take Off For International Space Station

    December 17, 2017 3:41 PM 26

    (BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan) — A capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has blasted off for a two-day trip to the International Space Station. The Soyuz capsule with Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige Kanai and Scott Tingle launched at 1:23 p.m. (0723 GMT; 2:23 a.m. EST) Sunday from Russia’s manned space-launch complex in Baikonur

  • Three-man crew returns from space station: NASA TV

    December 14, 2017 4:38 PM 12

    (Reuters) - A capsule carrying U.S., Russian and Italian astronauts from the International Space Station landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday after a five-month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The spacecraft brought back Randy Bresnik from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Sergey Ryazanskiy from Russian space agency Roscosmos

  • Get set for the Geminid meteor shower

    December 12, 2017 8:16 PM 62

    Star-gazers are in for a treat this week when the annual Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak on Wednesday and Thursday. “Spectators of the Geminid meteor shower can expect to see up to 120 meteors per hour shoot across the night sky,” explained NASA, in a statement. “These bright streaks of light will appear when tiny remnants from an asteroid named

  • Astronauts' faith: Tiny Apollo 13 Bible up for auction

    December 12, 2017 5:15 PM 78

    The miniature microform (Nate D. Sanders Auctions). The crewmembers of the Apollo 13 mission, step aboard the recovery ship USS Iwo Jima - from left: Lunar Module Pilot Fred W. Haise Jr.; Commander James A. Lovell Jr.; and Command Module Pilot John L. Swigert Jr. (NASA). A tiny King James Bible that went to space on the famous Apollo 13 mission is up for auction

  • NASA to make major announcement Thursday, will reveal new Kepler discovery

    December 11, 2017 6:24 PM 81

    NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has gazed at more than 150,000 stars and continues to transmit back data that leads to important discoveries of celestial objects in our galaxy, including first-time observations of planets outside our solar system. (Credits: NASA/Ames Research Center/Wendy Stenzel) NASA has announced it will make an announcement surrounding

  • What is the best day to spot a UFO?

    December 6, 2017 2:19 PM 21

    If you're looking to have a close encounter with the third kind, you might be best off doing it on the Fourth of July. According to an op-ed in the Syracuse Times by "UFO Sightings Desk Reference" co-author Cheryl Costa, the most popular day of the year for UFO sightings is Independence Day. It's unclear if this has any relation to the popular sci-fi

  • Scorching-hot alien planet may have Earth-like atmosphere

    November 29, 2017 3:15 PM 95

    The searing-hot planet 55 Cancri e likely has a thick atmosphere with a similar composition to that of Earth, a new study suggests. (NASA/JPL Caltech) A planet circling a star in the constellation Cancer might have an atmosphere similar to Earth's, but with dayside temperatures hot enough to melt titanium, a new study suggests. The planet is called 55 Cancri

  • Russia says cannot make contact with new space satellite

    November 28, 2017 10:57 AM 25

    VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME, Russia (Reuters) - Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday it had failed to establish contact with a newly-launched weather satellite. The Meteor-M was launched earlier on Tuesday from Russia’s new Vostochny cosmodrome in the Far East. Roscosmos said the satellite had not reached its designated orbit, and that it could not make contact

  • Rocket maker SpaceX raises another $100 million

    November 27, 2017 9:56 PM 35

    (Reuters) - Elon Musk-led SpaceX has raised $100 million by selling shares, in an extension to a financing round earlier this year that raised up to $350 million, a regulatory filing showed on Monday. SpaceX’s funding round in July had valued the rocket maker at about $21 billion, according to news reports. In May, Space Exploration Technologies Corp launched

  • Man says uncle's tale sheds light on Amelia Earhart's bleak fate

    November 27, 2017 4:13 PM 107

    This 1937 photo shows Amelia Earhart before takeoff in Miami for an attempted round-the-world flight. (The Miami Herald via AP) Was Amelia Earhart held and executed at a prison on Saipan after her plane crashed in the South Pacific during her 1937 trip around the world? The Pacific Daily News reports a man's recollections of a conversation with his uncle