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Successful Launch for Next-Generation Falcon 9 Rocket

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SpaceX Grasshopper Reaches 744 Meters

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Robonaut 2 in Space

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Future Spacecraft Will Use Solar-Electric Propulsion

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Beyond Hubble: The James Webb Space Telescope

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Cassini Finds Plastic on Titan

NASA JPL PASADENA, Calif. – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected propylene, a chemical used to make food-storage containers, car bumpers and other consumer products, on Saturn’s moon Titan. This is the first definitive detection of the plastic ingredient on any moon or planet, other than Earth. A small amount of propylene was identified in Titan’s lower atmosphere by Cassini’s composite ... Read More »

Patchy Clouds Found on Exotic World

NASA JPL PASADENA, Calif. — Astronomers using data from NASA’s Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have created the first cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system, a sizzling, Jupiter-like world known as Kepler-7b. The planet is marked by high clouds in the west and clear skies in the east. Previous studies from Spitzer have resulted in temperature maps ... Read More »

Cygnus Spacecraft Arrives at the Space Station

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Cat’s Paw Nebula Seen In a Whole New Light

  A brand new instrument called ArTeMiS has been successfully installed on the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX). APEX is a 12-meter diameter telescope located high in Chile’s Atacama Desert, which operates at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. This is between infrared light and radio waves in the electromagnetic spectrum. ArTeMiS was used here to deliver a spectacular new view of the ... Read More »

Richard Branson: Tourists in Space Starting in 2014

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