Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes in Test Flight: 1 Dead, 1 Injured
Wreckage from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft is seen after the vehicle crashed on Oct. 31, 2014 during a test flight out of the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
October 31st, 2014
The commercial SpaceShipTwo spacecraft built by Virgin Galactic crashed in Mojave, California Friday (Oct. 31) during a failed test flight that killed one pilot and injured another. See the latest news here.
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Spacecraft Crashes During Test Flight
Virgin Galactic's first SpaceShipTwo passenger spaceliner and its WhiteKnightTwo carrier craft prepare to take off on the fourth rocket-powered flight test of the spacecraft on Oct. 31, 2014 at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
October 31st, 2014
SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's passenger spacecraft, experienced an 'anomaly' during its fourth rocket-powered test flight on Friday, Oct. 31. See the latest details here.
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5 Spooky Space Views for Halloween
Sun photo
October 31st, 2014
Outer space can be a spooky place. Halloween on Earth usually brings out the ghouls and werewolves in neighborhoods around the United States, but what are some of the most unsettling sights in space?
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Reversing the Retreat: Why U.S. Must Restore NASA's Planetary Budget (Op-Ed)
Rings of Saturn cast shadows on Saturn
October 31st, 2014
Solar system exploration cannot succeed with a fading NASA planetary science budget.
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Orbital Sciences Piecing Together Timeline of Antares Rocket Explosion
Antares Rocket Explosion
October 31st, 2014
The private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp. is starting to piece together the timeline of events leading up to the explosion of its Antares rocket just after launch on Tuesday evening (Oct. 28).
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Planet Hunting to Sky Surveys, Astronomy and Statistics Realign (Op-Ed)
The Earth-Sized Exoplanet Kepler-186f
October 31st, 2014
After a century-long hiatus, astrostatistics is bringing astronomy and statistics back together to answer some of the most challenging problems in science.
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Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing 'Insurance Cover' to be Sold for Scholarships
A rare Apollo 11 'insurance cover' from the personal collection of Neil Armstrong is being sold to benefit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The cover was donated by Armstrong's son.
October 30th, 2014
Forty-five years ago, astronaut Neil Armstrong added his autograph to an envelope for one purpose: that it be sold to provide for his family in the event he did not make it back from the moon. Now, that iconic autograph is up for auction.
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'Ghost Light' of Long-Dead Stars Haunt NASA's Hubble Telescope
Pandora's Cluster Ghost Light by Hubble Telescope
October 30th, 2014
NASA is adding a cosmic twist to Halloween with an unexpected find by the Hubble Space Telescope: eerie 'ghost light' from the remains of a multi-galaxy massacre. See the photo here.
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