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Space News Archive
11 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astronauts on the International Space Station are going to beam into homes around the world during a live TV event this week.
10 March 2014, 11:28 PM ET
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy touched down on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 11:24 p.m. EDT Monday, about 3 1/2 hours after leaving the International Space Station.
10 March 2014, 08:27 PM ET
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy left the station in a Soyuz spacecraft at 8:02 p.m. EDT Monday (March 10; 0002 GMT on March 11), wrapping up a 166-day orbital stint.
10 March 2014, 07:16 PM ET
Astronomers observing with the Anglo-Australian Telescope have found a strangely arranged population of faint galaxies penetrating what were thought to be huge empty regions of space. Termed 'tendrils' these strings of matter may interconnect.
10 March 2014, 06:30 PM ET
The moon sets over the Atlantic Ocean in this beautiful photo and timelapse video taken by photographer Miguel Claro in Portugal. See how the photographer captured the scene.
10 March 2014, 06:03 PM ET
The oceans became a lethal sulfuric-acid stew after the huge asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, a new study suggests.
10 March 2014, 05:34 PM ET
This newly-released observation of Saturn's second largest moon could be mistaken for our own moon hanging in the night sky.
10 March 2014, 05:29 PM ET
See photos from the March 10, 2014 landing of the a Russian Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy to wrap up a 166-day space mission.
10 March 2014, 05:04 PM ET
Final preparations are now underway for the launch of SpaceX's third Dragon cargo flight to the International Space Station, including the reveal of the company's official patch for the NASA-contracted Commercial Resupply Services 3 (CRS-3/SpX-3) mission.
10 March 2014, 04:34 PM ET
Officials are concerned about wintry conditions on the steppes of Kazakhstan, where the Soyuz is slated to touch down about three hours later. Indeed, the landing team commission began meeting today at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT) to discuss the situation.
10 March 2014, 03:42 PM ET
Even the president of the United States is into the new 'Cosmos.' President Barack Obama introduced 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' last night (March 9) during the FOX premiere of the new show, a reboot of Carl Sagan's original 'Cosmos' series.
10 March 2014, 03:12 PM ET
Urging all Americans to open their imaginations to discoveries yet unmade, the President of the United States introduced the premiere episode of 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' on March 9th, 2014.
10 March 2014, 02:26 PM ET
The premiere of the new "Cosmos" series got a nod from the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. In a video beamed from space, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio shows how Newton's third law of motion works in microgravity.
10 March 2014, 11:58 AM ET
An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts will return to Earth tonight aboard a Soyuz space capsule tonight (March 10) after more than five months in orbit, and you can watch their landing live online.
10 March 2014, 09:27 AM ET
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the host of the re-envisioned show, introduces a zero-gravity demonstration of Newton's third law of motion. Expedition 38's Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata prove the law aboard the International Space Station.
10 March 2014, 08:28 AM ET
The International Space Station has its first Japanese commander, Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. 'I am humbled to assume command of the space station,' Wakata said during a ceremony on board the orbiting outpost.
10 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Researchers are developing flat, blanket-size landers that could be delivered en masse to worlds such as Mars or Jupiter's moon Europa. The approach could enable NASA to mount missions to places previously deemed too risky to explore, researchers say.
09 March 2014, 12:12 PM ET
An asteroid the size of a skyscraper will make a distant flyby of Earth this week, and you watch astronomers track the space rock tonight (March 9) in a live webcast, weather permitting. The asteroid poses no threat to Earth.
09 March 2014, 03:36 AM ET
Famed astronomer Carl Sagan shared the universe with millions with 1980's 'Cosmos.' That legacy lives on with 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which premieres March 9 on Fox.
08 March 2014, 04:16 PM ET
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08 March 2014, 01:17 PM ET
From a disintegrating asteroid to space junk cleanup, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 8, 2014.
08 March 2014, 09:31 AM ET
See NASA's schedule of events and exhibits at the annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, in this announcement from the space agency. Let
08 March 2014, 08:29 AM ET
If the skies are clear where you live on Sunday night, you'll be able to see a waxing gibbous moon shining high in the southern sky, and glowing brightly well above it will be the largest planet in our solar system: Jupiter.
08 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
If March brings clear weather, stargazers should be able to easily spot Jupiter and the Gemini twins among the planets and spring constellations set to shine in the night sky this month.March Stargazing: Jupiter, Gemini Twins and Asteroid Flybys
08 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Fans of the late astronomer Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" have even more to be excited about this weekend. Ahead of Sunday's premiere of the "Cosmos" reboot, the National Geographic Channel will air a marathon of the original series.
07 March 2014, 06:55 PM ET
Despite finding a slew of new stellar bodies outside the solar system, NASA's WISE telescope discovered no suggestion of a brown dwarf companion to the sun or a massive hidden planet.
07 March 2014, 05:40 PM ET
Carl Sagan brought science into homes around the United States with his TV shows and books for years. When the famed astronomer died in 1996, he left a legacy of people that were inspired by his unique brand of science education.
07 March 2014, 05:32 PM ET
One of four business jets converted to train NASA astronauts to land the space shuttle is on final approach to the Alabama home of Space Camp, pending the result of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's first crowd-funding campaign.
07 March 2014, 05:30 PM ET
Famous astronomer Carl Sagan brought the wonders of the universe to people living on the planet he dubbed the "pale blue dot." Although Sagan died in 1996 of a rare bone-marrow disease when he was 62, his influence on the public still lives on today.
07 March 2014, 04:18 PM ET
In March 1989, a sunspot unleashed a solar flare towards the Earth that caused a spectacular display of the northern lights, or aurora borealis, reaching all the way down to the Gulf Coast.
07 March 2014, 04:05 PM ET
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will spend a year aboard ISS, giving researchers a better understanding of how spaceflight effects in the human body. Scott's identical twin Mark (fmr. Space Shuttle cmdr.) provides a unique Earth-based comparison.
07 March 2014, 04:02 PM ET
Scott and Mark Kelly, the only set of astronaut twins, are set to become test subjects in an unprecedented NASA investigation into how weightlessness impacts the human body.