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10 July 2009, 10:55 AM ET
SPACE.com examines what we've done since and whether America has the right stuff to get back to the moon by 2020 and reach beyond.
08 July 2009, 04:44 PM ET
NASA launched an astronaut escape ship alternative on Wednesday in a test flight.
19 June 2009, 12:55 PM ET
Private space companies said Wednesday that they could provide cheaper, more reliable launch systems than those of NASA's Constellation program.
17 June 2009, 10:12 AM ET
An alternate escape ship could show how astronauts might avoid a launch disaster.
08 June 2009, 05:29 PM ET
NASA's Orion spaceship and the astronauts onboard might not survive an explosive launch failure of the agency's proposed Ares I moon rocket, analyses by Air Force safety experts show.
22 May 2009, 12:32 PM ET
When the space shuttle Atlantis let go of Hubble Tuesday, it marked the end of the servicing era.
29 April 2009, 05:50 PM ET
NASA has cut the crew size for its new Orion spacecraft down from six seats to four.
29 April 2009, 12:45 PM ET
Lawmakers agreed Tuesday on a budget resolution that would eliminate a hard 2010 deadline for the retirement of NASA's shuttle fleet.
27 April 2009, 05:05 PM ET
For the first time since Apollo, NASA is testing a new moonship in the open ocean.
20 April 2009, 11:59 AM ET
Federal budget watchdogs say NASA needs billions of dollars in additional funding to keep its current schedule.
20 April 2009, 09:26 AM ET
Astronomers completed the most wide-ranging census of baby stars in and around the Orion nebula.
16 April 2009, 12:55 PM ET
Chinese spacecraft have not been ruled out to launch future U.S. astronauts, an official says.
16 April 2009, 10:29 AM ET
NASA will resume the retirement process for its three space shuttles on May 1.
15 April 2009, 09:32 AM ET
The pieces are starting to assemble for the first test flight of NASA’s new rocket, Ares 1, scheduled to lift off this summer.
09 April 2009, 12:45 PM ET
NASA's Orion shuttle replacement is making its first water tests in the ocean.
02 April 2009, 06:04 PM ET
18 March 2009, 09:57 AM ET
The Canadian Space Agency has given MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates seed money to examine the development of a new-generation robotic arm.
13 March 2009, 09:38 PM ET
NASA is poised to launch a trial version of its new rocket next week, though the vehicle's ultimate fate is up in the air.
30 January 2009, 08:52 AM ET
Orion is by far the most brilliant of the constellations and is visible from every inhabited part of the Earth.
29 January 2009, 02:39 PM ET
A mock Orion capsule and launch abort tower arrived at NASA's spaceport Wednesday.
28 January 2009, 11:43 AM ET
NASA has unveiled its renovated checkout building for the new Orion spaceship.
26 January 2009, 11:10 AM ET
NASA is holding off on Hubble shuttle rescue plan changes to aid its Ares rocket test.
23 January 2009, 07:10 AM ET
Stars and planets will quickly swim out of your eyepiece unless you counter the apparent motion of the sky. Setting up a polar-aligned telescope mount can do it. Hint: In the Northern Hemisphere, it all starts with a bear!
22 January 2009, 12:03 PM ET
There are a few special tricks to enjoying the more subtle strokes on the cosmic canvas; the wispy ones made of dust, gas and distance. Here's how to see them at their beautiful best.
16 January 2009, 11:07 AM ET
Orion is by far the most brilliant of the constellations and is visible from every inhabited part of the Earth.
06 January 2009, 05:26 PM ET
NASA's options to extend shuttle flights beyond 2010 carry billions in costs.
19 December 2008, 02:34 PM ET
NASA may change Hubble shuttle rescue plans to aid Ares rocket test.
16 December 2008, 11:52 AM ET
A mock-up of NASA's Crew Exploration Vehicle wobbles, tumbles, free-falls and impacts as a parachute component fails in this test.
12 December 2008, 01:13 PM ET
Condensation on a telescope can ruin your date with the stars. Here's how to prevent a good night from going bad! Ways to keeps your optics dry and deal death to dew!
12 December 2008, 11:58 AM ET
Each kind of telescope gathers light in a different way. Here's what you need to know to choose one over another.
12 December 2008, 10:48 AM ET
There's an amazing range of color in the stars - from subtle to striking. Here's how to best see distant suns.
12 December 2008, 08:08 AM ET
Go inside the optical tube, with its lenses and mirrors, to see how telescopes harvest tried old photons to bring you the news of the Universe.
02 December 2008, 08:47 PM ET
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's NASA transition team is asking U.S. space agency officials to quantify how much money could be saved by canceling the Ares 1 rocket and scaling back the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle next year.
21 November 2008, 09:07 AM ET
NASA and its contracting team conducted the first full-scale ground test of the U.S. space agency’s Moon-bound Constellation program.
04 November 2008, 03:37 PM ET
NASA's plan to retire its shuttle fleet by 2010 faces big challengs, a new report finds.
29 October 2008, 05:25 PM ET
NASA shot back Wednesday at reports suggesting the Ares 1 rocket is doomed to failure.