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  • NASA Endeavour astronauts to host President Obama

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 11:06 pm

    The president is expected to congratulate the Endeavour astronauts on their ongoing mission to the ISS.
  • NASA: Space station getting room with a view

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 5:30 pm

    The space shuttle Endeavour astronauts are set to begin their third spacewalk tonight, this time to complete work on adding a seven-window cupola to the International Space Station.
  • NASA Endeavour astronauts to roll down new space station windows

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    NASA Endeavour astronauts are preparing for tonight’s final spacewalk where they will open the windows on the space station’s sweet new dome-shaped observatory.
  • NASA: Robotic arm attaches addition to space station

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 10:57 pm

    The Canadarm II robotic arm has completed installation of an addition, called tranquility, to the International Space Station.
  • NASA Endeavour crew tweaks plumbing, ready for spacewalk

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    NASA astronauts onboard the International Space Station installed a rebuilt clogged water system and are now readying for their first spacewalk.
  • NASA: Robots 'essential' to Endeavour mission's success

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 4:19 pm

    NASA officials say that the current Endeavour space shuttle mission couldn't be done without the help of robotic technology aboard the craft and in the International Space Station.
  • NASA solar probe rockets toward rendezvous with Sun

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 3:35 pm

    NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory will deliver high resolution images of the Sun ten times better than the average High-Definition television
  • Astronaut tweets photos of Earth from space

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 11:47 am

    An astronaut aboard the International Space Station yesterday used its newly souped up wireless connection to Twitter Twitpics of various cities on earth.
  • NASA Endeavour set to dock with, expand International Space Station

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 10:04 pm

    NASA's Endeavour is scheduled to dock with the ISS shortly after midnight Wednesday. Once docked the shuttle and ISS crews will begin removing from the space shuttle’s storage bay and docking the life support module known as Tranquility.
  • NASA's Endeavour launches 'complicated' mission

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 4:43 pm

    NASA's space shuttle Endeavour successfully took off on its trip to the International Space Station after cloudy skies forced a postponement of Sunday's scheduled launch.
  • NASA: Back-to-back shuttle, satellite launches build space buzz

    Posted February 5, 2010 - 10:57 pm

    The Space Shuttle Endeavour, which is set for a 4:39 am launch on Sunday Feb. 9. Then sometime before 10:30 am on Feb. 9, the launch of the sun exploring satellite, Solar Dynamics Observatory will blast off.
  • NASA Pluto mission only just beginning

    Posted February 5, 2010 - 10:39 pm

    The recent NASA Hubble pictures actually will help NASA decide what it wants its pluto-bound New Horizons satellite to look at in the future.
  • Twitter to Major Tom: NASA Lets Public Tweet Astronauts

    Posted February 5, 2010 - 9:41 pm

    Ever wanted to ask an orbiting astronaut what it's really like up there? Is the food any good? Can you sleep well in zero-g? And, of course, is that urine recycler still acting up?
  • NASA teams with GM to build human-like robot

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 9:27 pm

    NASA today teamed up with General Motors to build a new humanoid robot known as Robonaut2.
  • NASA, GM team up to build robotic astronauts

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 5:32 pm

    NASA and GM are working together to develop and build humanoid robots that can work side-by-side with humans.
  • NASA may transform but major problems remain

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    A GAO issued today said while NASA has had significant achievements exploring space, helping the world understand Earth’s environment, and conducting fundamental aeronautical research -- it has not achieved the same level of success on its business side.
  • NASA: We're not giving up on human space flight

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:17 pm

    While the latest NASA budgets scraps the Constellation mission that would return humans to the moon, agency officials say it's likely such missions will be restarted at some point using new technologies now under development.
  • NASA begins funding commercial space taxis

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    NASA today said it has started awarding contracts to private firms as it settles into a new strategy of hiring private companies to build and run its spacecraft.
  • NASA satellite to send avalanche of Sun photos, data

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    NASA next week will launch a satellite that the space agency says will scrutinize the Sun and send back “a prodigious rush of pictures” about sunspots, solar flares and a variety of other never-before-seen astrophysical activities.
  • NASA moves quickly to advance commercial space operations

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    NASA today moved quickly to advance its role as commercial space entrepreneur by awarding $50 million to five companies who could help design and build future spacecraft that could take astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
  • NASA facing game-changing times

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 10:18 am

    When NASA Administrator Charles Bolden releases the space agency’s fiscal year 2011 budget this week it will likely the beginning of a startling new phase of space research and activities.
  • NASA has tons of cool space technologies that may never get to space

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 10:15 am

    It will be a question of money over priorities. NASA is expected to release its budget for the next year and it doesn’t look good for some ongoing projects – the Ares heavy lift rocket likely the biggest cut. If further manned exploration of the moon is significantly delayed or nixed altogether, what does that mean for the myriad technologies NASA already has in development? Here’s a look at some of the best NASA technology currently in development that might never get to space.
  • Bad weather halts NASA's Mars rocket test launch

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 2:27 pm

    Today's scheduled launch of NASA's Ares I-X rocket was postponed today due to bad weather, and is now slated to take off tomorrow morning.
  • NASA ready for Mars rocket test flight Tuesday

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:33 pm

    NASA said it's ready to launch the next generation Ares I-X rocket tomorrow morning, though weather woes may postpone the test flight for a day.
  • NASA network security torched

    Posted October 17, 2009 - 8:57 pm

    While NASA may be focused on keeping its manned space flight plans intact, apparently it has seriously neglected the security of its networks.

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