WATCH LIVE @ 11:30 a.m. ET Tuesday: Update About New Horizons' July 14 Pluto Flyby
New Horizons Spacecraft at Pluto
June 29th, 2015
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is just two weeks away from the first-ever flyby of Pluto. Mission team members will give an update during a press conference today at 11:30 a.m. EDT (1530 GMT), and you can watch live here at Space.com.
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Would Astronauts Have Survived the SpaceX Rocket Explosion?
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Dragon in Flight, June 28
June 29th, 2015
If Sunday's rocket mishap had occurred during a crewed launch of the manned "Dragon V2" capsule, it likely would not have caused any fatalities, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said.
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'Exomoons' Capable of Supporting Life May Be Common
Mars-Mass Exomoons Around Alien Planet
June 29th, 2015
Huge "super-Jupiter" exoplanets could sport water-rich, potentially habitable moons up to a few times more massive than Mars, a new study suggests.
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US Teens Win International Rocketry Challenge
Russellville Team at the International Rocketry Challenge
June 29th, 2015
Seven middle school and high school students from Russellville City Schools in Alabama took home first place in the International Rocketry Challenge at the 2015 Paris Air Show this month, beating out the top teams from Great Britain and France.
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Rosetta Sees Signs of Water Ice on Comet Surface (Photos)
Ice on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
June 29th, 2015
Patches of water ice likely speckle the surface of Rosetta's comet, according to observations newly released from the European spacecraft. The orbiter spotted 120 bright spots that were at least a few meters in size.
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Best Space Stories of the Week – June 28, 2015
Artist's Impresion of Exoplanet GJ 436b
June 28th, 2015
An exoplanet apparently possesses a huge cometlike tail, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft snapped amazing images of Pluto and a solar storm supercharged northern lights displays. Here's a look at Space.com's top stories of the week.
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SpaceX Failure Leaves Long List of Customers in the Lurch
SpaceX Rocket Hangar at Kennedy Space Center
June 29th, 2015
The June 28 failure of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is almost certain to deal a blow to the revenue projections of numerous SpaceX commercial customers that had been basing their results on being in orbit this year or early in 2016.
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NASA Exhibits Space Shuttles Challenger, Columbia Debris for First Time
Space Shuttle Challenger Wreckage on Display
June 29th, 2015
Artifacts recovered from the wreckages of the Challenger and Columbia space shuttles are for the first time now on public display, as part of a powerful new exhibit that honors the two spacecraft and their fallen astronaut crewmembers.
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