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Labor Day in Space: A Weightless Holiday for US Astronauts (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:11:53 EDT:)
While many Americans will spend Labor Day (Sept. 1) barbecuing, relaxing and soaking up the end of summer, U.S. astronauts in space will spend the holiday in their own way: floating in weightlessness.
Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week – Aug. 31, 2014 (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:02:58 EDT:)
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
Best Space Photos of the Week - Aug. 30, 2014 (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:02:29 EDT:)
From donning a new space suit to a beautiful star explosion, don´t miss these amazing space images of the week for Aug. 30, 2014.
Labor Day Weekend Stargazing: See Moon, Mars and Saturn Meet Up (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:36:12 EDT:)
Look up this Labor Day weekend to see a lovely celestial tableau in the southwestern part of the evening sky.
Has Science Fully Explained Sunshine? (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:03:16 EDT:)
What makes our sun shine has been a mystery for most of human history.
Living the Life on ´Mars´ (Gallery) (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:20:28 EDT:)
Life, and work, in a simulated Mars environment.
LIGO Generations (Trailer) (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:11:48 EDT:)
Four generations of researchers are on the hunt for gravitational waves.
How NASA Is Tracking Earth´s Melting Arctic Sea Ice (Video) (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:58:23 EDT:)
A new NASA mission launched in the Arctic this week could help scientists learn more about Earth´s changing climate.
Film Students Play Starring Role in Stratospheric Balloon Launch (Video) (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:06:30 EDT:)
When you think of the U.S. Air Force, the Federal Aviation Authority and the FBI, a team of starry-eyed film students may not necessarily come to mind as a potential partner for science.
As Space Shuttle Discovery Turns 30, Smithsonian Curator Shares Orbiter Secrets (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:50:17 EDT:)
NASA´s retired space shuttle Discovery will mark the 30th anniversary of its first launch being admired by fans of all ages, according to the Smithsonian´s curator charged with its care.
US Air Force´s Secretive X-37B Space Plane Passes 600 Days in Orbit (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:57:54 EDT:)
The U.S. Air Force´s mysterious unmanned space plane has winged beyond 600 days in orbit on a classified military mission that seems to have no end.
Final Frontier Design: The Space Suit Experience in Photos (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:46:26 EDT:)
Final Frontier Design aims to produce spacesuits in Brooklyn, NY. The company´s Space Suit Experience offers space fans the chance to try on a spacesuit for $400.
Suit Up! Final Frontier Design Launches Space Suit Experience in NYC (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:24:18 EDT:)
Space fans can get a taste of life in space without ever leaving Earth thanks to new venture from a private spacesuit manufacturer.
How To Try On A Real Spacesuit -- In Brooklyn | Video (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:36:41 EDT:)
Spacesuit makers Final Frontiers Design gave´s @MiriKramer their latest generation suit to try on. The company, that was founded by Ted Southern and Nikolay Moiseev, is offering a "Space Suit Experience" to customers.
Neptune and ´Dodgeball´ Asteroid Star in Webcasts Tonight: Watch Live (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:34:09 EDT:)
The action starts at 8 p.m. EDT, when the Slooh Community Observatory will air a four-hour show to mark an alignment of Neptune, Earth and the sun. Then Slooh will cover the flyby of near-Earth asteroid 2002 CU11. You can watch live at
NASA Satellite Sees Tropical Storm Marie from Space (Photo) (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:25:41 EDT:)
NASA´s GOES-West satellite snapped a photo of Marie at 11:00 a.m. EDT Thursday (Aug. 28), the same day it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. Marie was about 865 miles west of Punta Eugenia, Mexico at the time.
WATCH LIVE FRIDAY @ 8 pm ET: Slooh Double Feature - Neptune & Asteroid (Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:52:05 EST:)
The Slooh Community Observatory will air a special cosmic double feature showing views of Neptune and an asteroid in deep space on Friday (Aug. 29). The show starts at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 Aug. 30 GMT).
Best Skywatching Events of September 2014: Night Sky Maps (Gallery) (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:23:18 EDT:)
See what´s up in the night sky for September 2014, including stargazing events and the moon´s phases, in this gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
Revolution in Spaceflight Requires New Spacesuits (Op-Ed) (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:34:38 EDT:)
With tourists venturing into space, next-generation space suits are key to the success of commercial spaceflight.
What to Wear in Space: Spacesuit Chic with Final Frontier Design (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:04:23 EDT:)
In 2009, two previously competing designers teamed up to build a spacesuit glove as part of a NASA competition. After taking home second prize and winning $100,000 for their high-tech creation, Ted Southern and Nikolay Moiseev decided to go into business
Cosmic Quest: Who Really Discovered Neptune? (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:37:43 EDT:)
Neptune will appear directly opposite the sun in the sky tomorrow (Aug. 29), but despite the clear view of the planet from Earth, the truth about the person who first discovered the distant planet remains cloudy.
How Far, the Stars? Quasars Solve ´Seven Sisters´ Star Cluster Mystery (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:47:02 EDT:)
A new measurement, which used quasars as bright and consistent relative-distance markers, charted the famous "Seven Sisters" star cluster at 136.2 parsecs, or 444 light-years, away from Earth.
Smash! Aftermath of Colossal Impact Spotted Around Sunlike Star (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:04:20 EDT:)
The researchers detected a huge disk of dusty debris around a sunlike star called NGC-2547 ID8. The cloud was likely spawned when two planetary building blocks slammed into each other just two years ago or so, scientists said.
Secretive Space Plane Passes Moon and Rigel in Night Sky | Video (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:06:50 EDT:)
Skywatcher Kevin Fetter of Brockville, Ontario in Canada captured imagery of the US Air Force´s X-37B passing above the moon and over bright star Rigel in March 2014. He also captured an overhead pass in August 2014.
Are We Living in a 2D Hologram? Photos of Laser ´Holometer´ Experiment (Gallery) (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:34:05 EDT:)
Do we live in a 2D hologram? Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy´s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) are conducting an experiment to probe the nature of space-time.
NASA´s New Mega-Rocket for Deep Space Will Be Launch Ready by 2018 (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:30:48 EDT:)
NASA´s first test launch of its new mega-rocket, the Space Launch System, will blast off by November 2018, a year later than planned. See how the SLS rocket is making progress here.
Is the Universe a 2D Hologram? Experiment Aims to Find Out (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:09:51 EDT:)
The Holometer project, which is based at the U.S. Department of Energy´s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois, is now operating at full power, probing the very nature of space-time itself.
XCOR Aerospace´s Private Lynx Space Plane to Get New Texas Home (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:20:18 EDT:)
XCOR Aerospace — the builder of the Lynx space plane — is renovating the main hangar for the spaceship designed to bring paying tourists into suborbital space. Lynx could launch on its first test flights later this year.
US Air Force Museum to Restore Retired Titan Rocket (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:03:08 EDT:)
A massive retired military rocket is about to begin undergoing a museum restoration and its curators are seeking help to ensure it is exhibited correctly. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force announced plans to begin restoring its Titan 4B rocket.
Satellite Towing Service Developed By Israel´s 1st Space Startup | Video (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:57:26 EDT:)
Effective Space Solutions´ microsatellite, called "The DeOrbiter", will be able to grapple satellites and tow them to their correct orbits. Useful for satellites that are launched into incorrect orbits or for towing to ´graveyard´ orbits.
X-Rays Reveal Interactions Between Eta Carinae Stars | Video (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:44:28 EDT:)
Power winds emanating from the binary system´s stars interact and are being studied with the help of Chandra X-ray Observatory imagery. The system harbors one of the largest and brightest stars in the Milky Way.
Early Universe Galaxy Core Harbored Millions Of Newborn Stars | Video (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:47:02 EDT:)
Galaxy GOODS-N-774 has been observed by NASA and ESA space telescopes and the W.M. Keck Observatory. The view is how it appeared 11 billion years ago.
Two-Thirds Of Arctic Sea Ice Lost Since 1980´s - NASA Explains | Video (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:56 EDT:)
NASA cryospheric program manager Dr. Tom Wagner talks to´s @MiriKramer about how the space agency is trying determine the causes of the ice loss and how it affects Earth.
White Dwarfs May Hold Nuclear Trigger for Explosive Supernovas (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:26:09 EDT:)
Supernovas may spark from catastrophic nuclear explosions on dead white dwarfs. The scenario has long been theorized by scientists, but now direct evidence has been found.
Proton Fusion, the Sun´s Power Source, Explained (Infographic) (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:11:27 EDT:)
Stars are giant fusion reactors, smashing protons together to produce energy.
LISTEN LIVE NOW: NASA Space Launch System Mega-Rocket Update (Sat, 06 Oct 2012 17:18:16 EDT:)
NASA officials will hold a teleconference to discuss progress on the Space Launch System rocket designed to take humans deeper into space than ever before. The news conference is expected to begin at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT) today (Aug. 27).
Power of the Sun: Elusive Solar Neutrinos Detected, a Cosmic First (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:12:32 EDT:)
Particles released from the core of the sun confirm existing models of the fusion process that drives the star.
LIGO Generations | Trailer Video (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:21:32 EDT:)
Scientists working to detect gravitational waves from black holes and other exotic phenomena billions of light years away, pass their passion to future generations. A new film, by Kai Staats, is coming.
NASA Nears Choice on Private Space Taxis for Astronauts (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:40:33 EDT:)
The space agency is about to give out its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract, the last in a series of awards and agreements NASA began putting in place in 2010 to encourage the development of private American astronaut taxis.
SpaceX Delays Commercial Satellite Launch Over Reusable Rocket Mishap (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:15:20 EDT:)
SpaceX scrubbed the planned early Wednesday liftoff of a commercial communications satellite to perform a thorough check of its launch systems in the wake of a test-flight mishap last week involving a prototype rocket.
George Takei Helps Beam $650K to ´Star Trek´ Fan Film (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:08:09 EDT:)
With the backing of none other than Sulu, a fan-made production of a feature-length "Star Trek" film raised more than $650,000 to chronicle one of the U.S.S. Enterprise´s adventures.
Masten Space Systems Aims High on XS-1 Military Space Plane Project (Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:45:48 EDT:)
A look at Masten Space System´s plans for the U.S. military´s proposed Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) vehicle. Masten is one of three companies holding XS-1 design contracts.
Curiosity Rover Packs Up Drill, Hits the Martian Road Again (Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:21:46 EDT:)
Mission team members had been considering drilling a rock dubbed "Bonanza King" but scrapped the idea after pre-drilling activities suggested that the stone is not stable enough. Curiosity has instead resumed the long drive to the towering Mount Sharp.
Gravitational Lens Reveals Distant Universe Galaxy Merger | Video (Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:32:34 EDT:)
Astronomers observing with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have been able to image merging galaxy H-ATLAS J142935.3-002836. A foreground galaxy gravity magnified the light of the merger to deliver the image.
NASA Astronaut Honored with Ohio Historical Marker (Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:38:50 EDT:)
NASA astronaut Robert Overmyer, who flew on two space shuttle missions in the early 1980s, was remembered Saturday (Aug. 23) with the dedication of a historical marker in his Ohio hometown.
Spectacular Solar Flare Erupts from the Sun (Photos, Video) (Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:49:38 EDT:)
The sun kicked off this week with an explosive solar flare that, while not aimed directly at Earth, may be a hotspot to watch over the next few days.
Historic Mate-Demate Tower Used to Lift Space Shuttles Being Demolished (Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:30:10 EDT:)
The steel tower used to mount NASA space shuttles atop jumbo jets to fly them cross-country after they landed in California is now being dismantled. The Mate-Demate Device at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center stood for four decades.
Former NASA Chief Says Russia Holding US Spaceflight Hostage: Report (Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:03:34 EDT:)
Former NASA administrator Mike Griffin thinks the United States´ dependence on Russian technology to fly astronauts to the International Space Station is tantamount to a "hostage situation," according to an interview conducted in May.
US Military Blows Up Hypersonic Weapon After Failed Test Launch (Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:13:36 EDT:)
The U.S. Army launched a prototype hypersonic weapon test from Alaska on Monday (Aug. 25), only to destroy the superfast vehicle seconds later when something went wrong.
A New World: NASA Recalls Voyager 2 Probe´s 1989 Neptune Encounter (Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:17:47 EDT:)
NASA´s Voyager 2 spacecraft made the first-ever flyby of Neptune on Aug. 25, 1989, zipping by the planet and its moon Triton in quick succession. The historic encounter gave a face to two worlds that until that time had dwelt in depth and shadow.

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