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NASA's first Orion/Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle reaches the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The basic spacecraft lacks the heat shielding and the other outer elements that will connect the capsule to its rocket launcher. Image Credit/NASA photo

NASA hosted ceremonies on Monday marking the arrival of the first space-bound  Orion/Multi-purpose Crew Vehicle at the agency’s...

2001: The Lost Science by Adam K. Johnson; Apogee Prime; Burlington Ontario, Canada; $49.95 (soft cover); 2012.

This large format book adds yet more atmospherics to that already larger-than-life 1968 science fiction movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick.

What has been teased out of the Frederick Ordway III collection from the U.S. Space &...

NASA astroaut Don Pettit, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers, of the European Space Agency, pictured left to right, return safely to Earth early Sunday. Photo Credit/NASA Photo


U.S., Russian and European astronauts landed safely inKazakhstan early Sunday, ending a 6 1/2 mission to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz transport with Don Pettit,...

The image shows the orbits of the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos and the spread of potential particle trajectories from an asteroid impact on Mars. (Purdue University image/courtesy of Loic Chappaz)

Phobos – one of two moons of Mars – could well be the site for life detection beyond Earth.

That’s the belief of Purdue University researchers, arguing that Phobos may be an extraterrestrial repository...


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