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Experts within NASA and outside are making strides in their plans for a bold Asteroid Retrieval Mission, a joint robotic and human enterprise that would take U. S. explorers beyond low Earth orbit for the first time since the final Apollo mission to the moon.

Artist's illustration of U. S. astronauts exploring small asteroid maneuvered into lunar orbit. Image Credit/NASA.

The series of space...

Three U. S. and Russian astronauts concluded a 5 1/2 month stay aboard the International Space Station late Tuesday, as their Soyuz capsule descended safely to Earth, touching down under parachute in Kazakhstan.

NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, left, and Russian Cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov share a laugh after 166 days in space. Photo Credit/NASA TV.

NASA astronaut Chris...

This image was taken by Curiosity’s Front Hazcam: Left B on Sol 387. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere & Dust Environment Explorer mission began a 30-day trek to the moon late Friday, successfully blasting off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility inVirginia.

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere & Dust Explorer Mission Lifts Off from Virginia atop Orbital Sciences' Minotaur V. Photo Credit/NASA

Flight controllers encountered then...

The Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares/Cygnus rocket and cargo capsule was cleared Wednesday for a Sept. 17 lift off on a milestone demonstration re-supply mission to the six person International Space Station, following a NASA led flight readiness review.

Lift off of the two stage Antares rocket from the new Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at the Wallops Island Flight Facility onVirginia’sEastern Shoreis set for 11:16 a.m., EDT.

If successful, the mission will complete Orbital Sciences 5 1/2 year partnership with NASA to establish a second U. S. re-supply service to support the six person space station under the space agency’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services...

Roar away! Photo credit: Bill Deaver/Deaver-Wiggins and Associates



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