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China develops new rocket for manned moon mission

The moon turns an orange hue during a total lunar eclipse in the sky above Phoenix in this April 15 file photo. AP

China is developing a huge rocket that will be used for its first manned mission to the moon, state media said Monday, underscoring Beijing’s increasingly ambitious space program.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NASA commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

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An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

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Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, U.S. meteorologists say.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Up in the sky, a mystery space plane _ but why?

In this Dec. 3, 2010, file image provided by the Vandenberg Air Force Base shows technicians examining the X-37B unmanned spaceplane shortly after landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. AP

What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B?

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NASA’s Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend

In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, technicians work on NASA’s next Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet in September 2014 following a 10-month journey spanning more than 440 million miles. If all goes well, Maven will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. AP

Mars, get ready for another visitor or two. This weekend, NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles (711 million kilometers).

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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