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NASA satellite launch is scrapped mere minutes before takeoff NASA satellite launch is scrapped mere minutes before takeoff

One of the pieces in NASA's fleet of Earth-watching satellites will have to wait another day before heading to space. The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite had its launch scrapped mere minutes before launch due to high winds...

Watch NASA launch new Earth-observing satellite live Watch NASA launch new Earth-observing satellite live

NASA is launching a new satellite that will observe the Earth, and viewers can watch the liftoff from California live online. NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite will collect data on moisture in the Earth's soil...

Scientists surprised by bumpy Ceres surface as Dawn spacecraft snaps new images Scientists surprised by bumpy Ceres surface as Dawn spacecraft snaps new images

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is closing in on the dwarf planet Ceres, and it has snapped some of the best pictures yet -- which are showing some rather surprising features...

Commercial spaceflight companies plan manned missions in 2017 Commercial spaceflight companies plan manned missions in 2017

Two companies awarded NASA contracts to build vehicles that will transport astronauts into space are eyeing 2017 as the target date for completion of the project...

Better than Hubble? New telescope concept by CU-Boulder could create incredible images Better than Hubble? New telescope concept by CU-Boulder could create incredible images

A telescope more powerful than the mighty Hubble? Researchers at the University of Colorado say they have a concept for a magnifier that could provide images 1,000 times sharper than the famous telescope...

What is that weird white spot on Ceres? Dawn spacecraft may solve the riddle What is that weird white spot on Ceres? Dawn spacecraft may solve the riddle

The strange white blotch on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists -- and only heightens the anticipation as NASA's Dawn spacecraft draws nearer to the giant asteroid...

NASA eyes helicopter drones on Mars to assist rovers NASA eyes helicopter drones on Mars to assist rovers

NASA's Mars rovers Opportunity and Curiosity have brought back a wealth of information to Earth, and now scientists are looking at a new type of unmanned vehicle to accompany a future mission: tiny helicopters...

NASA-Microsoft partnership will pioneer virtual Mars exploration NASA-Microsoft partnership will pioneer virtual Mars exploration

NASA is partnering with Microsoft to develop holographic software that will enable humans to explore the surface of Mars virtually from the comfort of their homes or offices...

‘Not just to visit, but to stay': Obama expresses high hopes for mankind’s future in outer space ‘Not just to visit, but to stay': Obama expresses high hopes for mankind’s future in outer space

Though it got lost in the post-State Of The Union analysis, drowned out by President Barack Obama's populist pitches and that "I know because I won both of them" slam, the president did take a moment out of the SOTU to acknowledge astronaut Scott Kelly...

U.S. military launches new satellite to establish global soldier-to-soldier data connection U.S. military launches new satellite to establish global soldier-to-soldier data connection

On January 20, the U.S. military moved one-step closer to 3G-like communication technology for all of its ships, vehicles, aircraft and troops around the world...