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November 2011 | By Andrea Eldridge
There are some situations even astronauts can't train for.
November 2011 | By Paul Hoversten
Something New Under the Sun
November 2011 | By J.R. Dailey
NASA's outgoing technology guru talks about what's in the agency's R&D pipeline.
November 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
Astrophysicist Adam Riess talks about his Nobel-winning discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.
November 01, 2011 | By Heather Goss
Some scientists are both great researchers and fine human beings. Ron Greeley was one of them.
October 29, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
Fifty years ago this weekend, the biggest nuke ever.
October 28, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
An eyewitness recalls one of history's great rocket explosions.
October 26, 2011 | By Pat Trenner
In their efforts to "ignite a new era of lunar exploration," the Google Lunar X Prize wants competitors to reach out through social media so the rest of us can follow along.
October 25, 2011 | By Heather Goss
NASA animal research practices have come a long way since the days of Able and Baker.
October 2011 | By Mark Betancourt
Three-dimensional printing technology can be used in conjunction with the material and energy resources of the Moon to build new space faring capabilities.
October 24, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
One hundred years ago this Sunday, on October 23, 1911, Captain Carlo Piazza climbed onto his spindly Blériot XI and made military history.
October 21, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
When pilots make a bad landing they don’t blame their bankers. So why do bankers, hacks, and Capitol Hill flaks use a beloved aviation term to malign the national economy?
October 20, 2011 | By Roger Mola
When a Soyuz lifts off from French Guiana on Thursday, it will be the first one to launch outside of Russia or Kazakhstan in the rocket's 44-year history, and the first step in assembling Europe's new GPS system.
October 19, 2011 | By Heather Goss
While the "secret-ish" X-37 space plane continues to perform well at over 200 days in orbit, Boeing finally talks details, including a possible human-rated version.
October 14, 2011 | By Heather Goss
Oscar Wilde once noted that aestheticism is the search for the secret of life. So what better place to turn the lens of aestheticism than images of our universe?
October 11, 2011 | By Heather Goss
Newly recognized "hollows" on the planet Mercury help to inform us about the origin, history and processes associated with some unusual landforms on the Moon.
October 08, 2011 | By Paul D. Spudis
Volcanic activity on the moon, traveling to asteroids, and crashing galaxies are a few of the topics covered in free lectures at the National Air & Space Museum.
October 05, 2011 | By Heather Goss
The Marine Corps version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is undergoing sea trials this week and next, and already has chalked up a milestone: the first vertical landing of the F-35B at sea.
October 05, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
With China building its own space station, a veteran U.S. astronaut says it’s time for NASA and its partners to extend an invitation.
October 05, 2011 | By Leroy Chiao