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Lawmakers Prod SpaceX and NASA on Fate of Secret Zuma Mission

18 January, 2018 - 16:55
House lawmakers on Wednesday (Jan. 17) pressed SpaceX and NASA officials on what exactly happened to the secret Zuma spacecraft launched into space this month on one of the company's Falcon 9 rockets.

Astronaut Set to be First African American on Space Station Crew Removed from Flight

18 January, 2018 - 15:36
A NASA astronaut who was slated to be the first African American to serve as a member of a crew on the International Space Station has been removed from her upcoming flight. Jeanette Epps had been set to launch to the space station for a five-month expedi

Alpha Centauri: Nearest Star System to the Sun

18 January, 2018 - 15:17
Three stars in this system are the sun's nearest stellar neighbors.

Johnson Space Center (JSC): NASA's 'Houston'

18 January, 2018 - 15:02
Facts and information about the home of NASA's astronaut corps.

Sally Ride: First American Woman in Space

18 January, 2018 - 15:02
Sally Ride was the first American woman to go into space.

Space.com Talks with Astronaut Scott Tingle in Space Today!

18 January, 2018 - 14:25
Today at 12:20 p.m. EST (1720 GMT), Space.com will make a long-distance connection with NASA astronaut Scott Tingle on the International Space Station, and we want you to join us! Do you have a question for Tingle in space? Let us know!

Satellite Images Capture Rare Snowfall in the Sahara Desert

18 January, 2018 - 13:24
Satellite photos show parts of Africa's Sahara Desert blanketed in snow following a rare winter storm that occurred on Jan. 7, 2018.

Lunar Fountain? Accessible Ice Could Lurk in Moon's Lava Tubes

18 January, 2018 - 13:15
New images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggest there is an underground network of lava tubes beneath the lunar surface that could offer astronauts easy access to water.

Left at the Next Pulsar: Spacecraft Could Navigate by the Stars

18 January, 2018 - 11:10
By relying on three or four pulsing stars to navigate, missions could calculate spacecraft locations faster and more accurately than they can using current methods.

India's Nuclear-Capable Agni-5 Ballistic Missile Aces Test Launch

18 January, 2018 - 11:05
India successfully tested a long-range ballistic missile, the country's Ministry of Defence announced Thursday (Jan. 18).

A Space Magnet, Hunting Dark Matter, Turns Up Juicy Secrets of Cosmic Rays

18 January, 2018 - 09:15
An experiment based on the International Space Station has turned up new results about the shape and character of mysterious cosmic rays.

How NASA Is Prepping Its New Megarocket to Shoot for the Moon in 2019

18 January, 2018 - 09:05
It's going to be a busy year for engineers who are building NASA's new Space Launch System and Orion crew capsule in order to ready both vehicles for their first launch together, which is planned for 2019.

Scorcher! 2017 Ranked Among Three Hottest Years Ever

18 January, 2018 - 08:55
Last year was one of the three warmest years on record, according to a new report by NASA and NOAA.

How a Small Nuclear Reactor Could Power a Colony on Mars or Beyond (Op-Ed)

18 January, 2018 - 08:00
"Kilopower" could help humanity establish settlements on the moon, Mars and other bodies throughout the solar system.

Brilliant Fireball Shakes Southeastern Michigan with 2.0 Earthquake

17 January, 2018 - 17:07
A brilliant fireball lit up the night sky over southeastern Michigan Tuesday (Jan. 16), dazzling skywatchers lucky enough to see it. Many more felt the earth shake from the meteor's sonic boom, according to media reports.

'First to the Moon' Film Seeks Crowd Funds for Apollo 8 50th Anniversary Release

17 January, 2018 - 17:06
A feature-length documentary about the first humans to fly to the moon needs the public's help to be ready in time for the mission's 50th anniversary.

How We Created a Mini 'Gamma Ray Burst' in the Lab for the First Time

17 January, 2018 - 13:17
Gamma ray bursts, intense explosions of light, are the brightest events ever observed in the universe – lasting no longer than seconds or minutes.

Space Fever in Astronauts Could Jeopardize Landing on Mars

17 January, 2018 - 13:12
Astronauts in space suffer from persistently elevated body temperature, which can reach up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) when they exercise, a new study has found.

Moon Rush: These Companies Have Big Plans for Lunar Exploration

17 January, 2018 - 13:10
A number of private companies and national governments are planning missions to the lunar surface in the next few years, and the spate of activity could lay the foundation for human outposts on Earth's nearest neighbor in the not-too-distant future.

Trash-Blasting Lasers Could Help Clean Up Space Junk, China Says

17 January, 2018 - 12:18
Lasers: the ultimate cleaning solution.

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