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Credit : NASA/JPL-Caltech

Credit : NASA/JPL-Caltech

A NASA probe en route to distant...

Red Rover – Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration, from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity by Roger Wiens; Basic Books; New York, New York; $25.99; 2013.

This is a great read, and adds to the ambience and high-saluting given to NASA’s Curiosity rover that landed a year ago this month on the red planet.

Author Roger Wiens is the principal investigator for the ChemCam laser instrument...

 

Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, will become a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest honor for those who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of theUnited States.

President Obama made the announcement Aug. 8.

NASA astronaut Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, champions...

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collecting a sample from the surface of Bennu. Credit: NASA/Univ. of Arizona

A NASA sample return mission to an asteroid is geared to provide important clues as to how to mine asteroids in the future.

Called the OSIRIS-REx – NASA short-hand for the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security and...

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station welcomed the arrival of a Japanese re-supply capsule on Friday.

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, positioned at the controls of the station’s Canadian robot arm, captured the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s 33 foot long  HTV-4 freighter with its 3.6 tons of food, water, clothing, spare parts and science equipment, at 7:22 a.m., EDT.

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