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The Orbital Sciences Corps’ Cygnus re-supply capsule departed the International Space Station early Tuesday, lining up the Dulles, Va., based company to become the International Space Station’s second U. S. commercial re-supply service.

SpaceX, of Hawthorne, Calif., became the first in 2012.

Orbital Sciences' Cygnus capsule poised for departure...

Credit: World View Enterprises, Inc.

Credit: World View Enterprises, Inc.

Imagine yourself tucked inside a luxuriously appointed space-...


U. S. astronauts hover over an asteroid in this NASA illustration. Image Credit/NASA

NASA scores high in a new poll of U. S. federal agencies carried out during the October U. S. Government shutdown and worker furlough that disrupted many operations.

The poll of 1,504 adults was conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the...

The parameters screen of the "Impact: Earth!" website allows users to input the diameter and density of the projectile, the impact angle and velocity, and whether the projectile will hit water or rock. (Information Technology at Purdue image/Michele Rund)

In dealing with asteroids that could cause damage to people and property, Earth has a blind spot.

According to space rock expert, Jay...

Credit: Red Bull Stratos

Space diver, Felix Baumgartner, made a historic leap into the record books in October of last year.

Ballooning to the edge of space, Baumgartner jumped from his free-flying perch and became the first human to break the speed of sound in freefall with a top speed of 843.6 mph or...


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