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In Pictures: Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Aces Glide Test Flight

11 December, 2017 - 18:30
On Nov. 11, 2017, the Sierra Nevada Corporation performed the successful free-flight test of the Dream Chaser space plane. See photos from the glide test here.

Apollo 17 Astronaut Begins Releasing Diary 45 Years After Moon Mission

11 December, 2017 - 17:08
Harrison Schmitt went for a walk on Dec. 11, 1972. Forty-five years later, he is almost ready to share his diary of that day on the moon.

Blue Origin Preparing to Resume Test Flights from West Texas

11 December, 2017 - 13:22
An airspace closure notice published by the Federal Aviation Administration Dec. 9 suggests Blue Origin is preparing to resume test flights of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle after a hiatus of more than a year.

President Trump to Sign Space Policy Directive Today

11 December, 2017 - 13:07
President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration’s first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that may formally direct NASA to send humans back to the moon.

In-Space Manufacturing Is About to Get a Big Test

11 December, 2017 - 13:00
A small, privately built machine designed to make optical fiber is launching toward the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule tomorrow (Dec. 12).

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week! How to See Year's Best Meteor Display

11 December, 2017 - 13:00
This pre-Christmas display of celestial fireworks is due to reach its peak during the long, dark hours from Wednesday night (Dec. 13) into early Thursday morning (Dec. 14).

Want a Martian-Brewed Beer? Americans Are Up in the Air

11 December, 2017 - 09:46
Budweiser will send barley seeds into space on a SpaceX rocket Tuesday (Dec. 12) to determine if it's possible to make beer on Mars. Yet a new poll indicates that Americans aren't particularly anxious for a taste of Martian brew.

Breakthrough Listen Is Eavesdropping on Strange Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua

11 December, 2017 - 09:08
Alien-hunting scientists are lending a (telescopic) ear to 'Oumuamua, a mysterious object recently spotted speeding through the solar system.

No NASA Jitters Ahead of SpaceX's Used-Rocket Launch to Space Station Tuesday

11 December, 2017 - 07:35
SpaceX is launching a used rocked and used spacecraft tomorrow (Dec. 12) — a first for the company, and a milestone in its quest for full and rapid reusability.

What NASA's Mock Space Missions Tell Us About the Need for Martian Law

10 December, 2017 - 14:30
Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions.

The Exoplanet Most Likely to Support Alien Life Might Not Be Habitable After All

10 December, 2017 - 14:24
A pair of studies is calling into question the assumptions scientists make when determining if a planet outside of our solar system could support life.

Tiny Space-Debris Detector Will Fly to Station This Week

10 December, 2017 - 14:17
How many tiny bits of space debris are pummeling the International Space Station day after day? A new experiment headed into orbit this week will find out.

'Krypton' Trailer Shows The Fall of the House of El

9 December, 2017 - 15:23
A new trailer for SyFy's Krypton, the series set in the distant past of Superman's homeworld, goes more in depth on the fall of the House of El - and shows that there's still "hope" left. Check it out here.

NASA to Unveil Exoplanet Discovery Thursday

9 December, 2017 - 14:55
The agency will hold a news conference Thursday (Dec. 14) at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) to reveal a new discovery made by its prolific Kepler space telescope, which has been searching the heavens for alien worlds since 2009.

Tuesday Will Mark SpaceX's 1st Launch from Complex 40 Since Fiery Explosion

9 December, 2017 - 14:46
On Tuesday (Dec. 12), SpaceX will make its first launch attempt from Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station since a dramatic rocket explosion damaged the pad in September 2016.

A Gem of a Meteor Shower! How to See the Geminids Next Week

9 December, 2017 - 14:30
Look skyward on Wednesday night (Dec. 13) and you should see plenty of shooting stars to wish upon.

Largest Planetarium in the Western Hemisphere Ready to Amaze and Delight

9 December, 2017 - 14:30
Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, has unveiled the largest and most advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.

Valles Marineris: Facts About the Grand Canyon of Mars

8 December, 2017 - 16:45
This 2,500-mile system is one of the larger canyons in the solar system.

Watch a Brilliant Fireball Light Up the Sky in This NJ Police Dash-Cam Video

8 December, 2017 - 16:39
When Sgt. Michael Virga went out on patrol last weekend in Hamilton, New Jersey, he wasn't expecting to see something truly out-of-this-world. But thanks to a spectacular fireball, that's exactly what the officer saw.

Study Validates NanoRacks Concept for Commercial Space Station Module

8 December, 2017 - 16:37
A five-month study supported by NASA has concluded that it is technically feasible to convert a launch vehicle upper stage into a habitat module that could be used on the International Space Station or future commercial space station.

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