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Pluto bound - NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. Credit: NASA/APL

Launched in January 2006, the NASA New Horizons mission to distant Pluto is on target to whisk by that faraway world in July 2015.

New news from the New Horizons team: Unless significant new hazards are found, the spacecraft is set to stay on its original course past Pluto and its moons.

That’s the call of...

Sunday marks an important anniversary in the annals of human spaceflight.

Valentina Tereshkova Photo Credit/NASA Goddard

 

On June 16, 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space.

Now 77, Tereshkova circled the Earth 48 times flying solo over three days in...

The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy by Jim Bell; Sterling Publishing Co. Inc; New York, New York; (hard cover) $29.95; May 2013.

This elegant, eye-catching book offers stunning photographs and illustrations that chronicle spacecraft exploits and astronomical observations. That’s...

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