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December 13, 2018 9:48 AM NASA's Parker Solar Probe shares first up-close look at sun's atmosphere

An image of the sun's atmosphere, the corona, from NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission, captured on Nov. 8, 2018. (Twitter via NASA Sun & Space) NASA's Parker Solar Probe has made the closest-ever approach to a star (the sun) and shared an image of the sun's atmosphere on Twitter on Wednesday. NASA's image, captured Nov. 8, shows the corona, which is the sun's 128

December 7, 2018 8:33 AM China's Lunar Mission Could See a Spacecraft Land on the Dark Side of the Moon

(BEIJING) — China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and U.S. With its Chang’e 4 mission, China hopes to be the first country to ever successfully undertake such a landing 80

December 3, 2018 5:41 PM Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts successfully docks with the International Space Station

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts, including one American, has successfully docked with the International Space Station. Monday’s launch from Kazakhstan is the first successful manned mission to the space lab since an aborted Soyuz launch in October. The Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft docked with the ISS at 12:33 p.m. ET, following a six-hour 97

December 3, 2018 5:07 PM Curiosity rover spots 'shiny' object on Mars and NASA isn't sure what it is

Image taken by ChemCam: Remote Micro-Imager (CHEMCAM_RMI) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 2242 (2018-11-26 16:34:32 UTC). (NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL) Last month marked a new pinnacle for space exploration, as the InSight lander became NASA's first probe to reach Mars and land successfully since the Curiosity rover did in 2012. But the Curiosity 102

November 29, 2018 2:42 PM NASA set to announce partners for Moon missions

NASA is set to announce the U.S. companies that will help take American astronauts back to the Moon. The space agency’s Administrator Jim Bridenstine will make the announcement at 2 p.m. ET Thursday. “Working with U.S. companies is the next step to achieving long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and Mars,” NASA said in a statement 89

November 26, 2018 8:31 PM NASA's Mars InSight probe pierces planet's atmosphere to begin descent

PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - The NASA Mars science probe InSight streaked into the planet’s thin atmosphere on Monday and began its descent to the surface in a make-or-break landing attempt that was expected to end in a touchdown within seven minutes, mission controllers said. Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los Angeles said they hoped 83

November 23, 2018 11:20 PM Exclusive: Logitech in talks to acquire headphone maker Plantronics

(Reuters) - Logitech International SA, a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, is in discussions to acquire Plantronics Inc, a U.S. maker of Bluetooth earpieces and gaming headsets, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The deal would be by far Logitech’s largest acquisition and would illustrate the company’s push to diversify its business 81

November 14, 2018 8:49 PM NASA prepares to ‘light up the sky' on the East Coast with space station rocket launch

Northrop Grumman Antares rocket sits atop its launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) NASA is set to launch an Antares rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station from the space agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this week. Weather permitting 85

November 7, 2018 3:30 PM Neil Armstrong collection commands $5.2 million at auction

A spacecraft ID plate from the Apollo lunar module "Eagle" led the sale of the Armstrong Family Auction with a sale price of $468,500 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas on Nov. 1, 2018. (collectSPACE.com) DALLAS, Texas — A bumper sticker from Wapakoneta, Ohio, advertising the city as the hometown of the "First Man to Step on the Moon" sold for $250. The vintage 100

November 2, 2018 2:47 PM Soyuz rocket failure: Russia blames botched launch on mistake during assembly

A US-Russia mission to the International Space Station hit a snag on Thursday when a Russian Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin malfunctioned during its ascent and the two-person crew made an emergency landing. A Russian space investigation has blamed a damaged sensor for forcing a Soyuz rocket to abort 117