The Moon Hits a Cosmic Bull's Eye Tonight
Moon Occult Aldebaran Septmeber 2015
September 4th, 2015
If you live in the eastern-third of the United States or southeast Canada and your local skies are clear on tonight (Sept. 4), take a good close look at the rising moon, which has a celestial date with a star this evening.
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Flower Power: Giant 'Starshades' Prepped for Exoplanet Hunting
Sunflower-Shaped Starshade
September 4th, 2015
Before petal-shaped starshades can be sent to space to study alien planets, they must first be thoroughly tested in Earth's mountains and deserts.
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The Force is Strong With These Toys: New 'Star Wars' Line is Here!
September 4th, 2015
A brand new line of "Star Wars" toys was introduced to the world today. We attended a reveal event at 12:01 a.m. local time at the Toys 'R' Us in Times Square.
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'Citizen Mars' Web Series Features Would-Be Red-Planet Colonists
Artist's Concept of Mars One Colony
September 4th, 2015
The subjects of the new Web series "Citizen Mars" aim to become astronauts with the Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One. That group plans to land four people on the Red Planet in 2027, kicking off a permanent colony there.
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Crowded House! International Crew Arrives at Space Station
Soyuz Approaching Space Station, Sept. 4, 2015
September 4th, 2015
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, the European Space Agency's Andreas Mogensen and Kazakhstan's Aidyn Aimbetov docked with the space station's Poisk module at 3:39 a.m. EDT (0739 GMT) Friday (Sept. 4).
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NASA Satellite's Dirt-Mapping Radar Bites the Dust
NASA's SMAP in Orbit: Artist's Concept
September 3rd, 2015
The radar instrument on NASA's $916 million Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft stopped returning data on July 7, a few months after the satellite began its science mission. The SMAP team now views the instrument's recovery as unlikely.
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WATCH LIVE NOW: Opening Ceremony for Boeing Space Taxi Facility @ NASA's KSC
A Boeing CST-100 crew capsule approaches the International Space Station carrying a new crew for NASA in this artist's illustration. NASA has awarded Being its first order for a commercial crew flight in 2017.
September 4th, 2015
NASA chief Charles Bolden will celebrate the grand opening of Boeing's Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.
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Kirk's Kisses: Women of 'Star Trek' Featured in Kickstarter Campaign
'Ladies of Kirk' Book
September 4th, 2015
A famed "Star Trek" captain's romantic conquests have come to life in a new illustrated book.
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LISA Pathfinder to Refine Hunt for Gravitational Waves
Artist's Impression of LISA Pathfinder
September 3rd, 2015
A new spacecraft will test ideas to find gravitational waves in the universe
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