News Swiss Rocket Plane May Launch People on Private Science Trips
A startup Swiss spaceflight company is planning to upgrade its proposed private satellite launch system into a manned suborbital space shuttle for science missions, the company announced Monday (June 17).
News China Readying 1st Moon Rover for Launch This Year
As three Chinese astronauts zip around the Earth aboard a prototype space station, the country is gearing up to launch its first moon rover in the coming months.
News Mystery on Venus: 'Super-Hurricane' Force Winds Inexplicably Get Stronger
The howling, hurricane-force winds of Venus are blowing even faster lately, and scientists aren't sure why.
News Congress Considers Nixing NASA Asteroid Mission
A draft authorization bill from the House Science space subcommittee would cap NASA spending at about $16.87 billion for the next two years, prohibit a proposed asteroid retrieval mission, overhaul the agencys........
News Details in Death of Yuri Gagarin, 1st Man in Space, Revealed 45 Years Later
The circumstances surrounding the death of the first man in space Yuri Gagarin, who was killed in a 1968 jet crash, have long been clouded in theories and rumors.
News Europe's 2016 Mars Mission Enters Final Construction Phase
Europe's next mission to Mars has passed a key milestone to enter its final construction phase in pursuit of a planned 2016 launch toward the Red Planet.
News Obese Black-Hole Galaxies Could Reveal Quasar Secrets
Gluttonous black holes in the center of some galaxies could be precursors to the brightest objects in the known universe.
News 50 Years Ago, 1st Woman to Fly in Space Wore World's 1st Mission Patch
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who 50 years ago this Sunday (June 16) launched aboard the Soviet Union's Vostok 6 mission, set a world record by becoming the first woman in space.
News World's Largest Solar Sail to Launch in November 2014
A huge solar sail designed to demonstrate the viability and value of propellant-free propulsion is slated to blast into space in November 2014, mission officials say.
News Giant Balloon Launches Sun-Studying Telescope
A huge balloon lifted off from northern Sweden early Wednesday morning (June 12), carrying a telescope high into Earth's atmosphere to study the sun's magnetic field.
News NASA Goes 'Green': Next Spacecraft to Be Reusable
Since the space shuttle's retirement in 2011, NASA has relied on Russian rockets to launch its astronauts to space. But the United States plans to have its own homemade spacecraft again soon.
News Blast Off! Chinese Astronauts Launch Into Orbit
A Chinese rocket roared into space Tuesday (June 11) carrying a crew of three on their way to the nation's space module orbiting Earth.
News Stratolaunch air launch system for spacecraft comes closer to reality
http://www.gizmag.com, By Ben Coxworth
Back in December of 2011, Stratolaunch Systems announced that it was designing a new air launch system for both manned and unmanned spacecraft.
News China Reveals First Space-Based Quantum Communications Experiment
The Chinese Quantum Science Satellite will launch in 2016 and aim to make China the first space-faring nation with quantum communication capability
News Mars rover Opportunity finds traces of 'drinkable' water
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has made what may be its greatest discovery: Proof freshwater once existed on the Red Planet.
News Comet Lovejoys death plunge reveals solar secrets
Though Comet Lovejoy disintegrated on December 17, 2011, just two days after its incredible journey, scientists are hoping to capture a similar event in 2013, when Comet Ison makes its way towards the Sun.
News Moon, Venus and Mercury Meet in Night Sky Monday
Stargazers will get an interesting chance to see a celestial configuration between the moon and two bright planets on Monday (June 10) evening.
News Mystery Feature Surrounds Star: It's a (Dust) Trap!
http://news.discovery.com, by Nicole Gugliucci
Dust. Its insignificant to us, or at most, a nuisance. Dust is that little bit of nothing in our daily lives.
News Mars Rover Opportunity Nears Nebulous Off-Planet Driving Record
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover is poised to break the distance record for off-planet driving, but any celebration of this exploration milestone will have to wait until scientists figure out exactly what the record is.
Headlines: Mars Rover Opportunity Nears Nebulous Off-Planet Driving Record -- Mystery Feature Surrounds Star: It's a (Dust) Trap! -- Moon, Venus and Mercury Meet in Night Sky Monday -- Comet Lovejoys death plunge reveals solar secrets -- Mars rover Opportunity finds traces of 'drinkable' water -- Top 10 Moments in Space Bathroom History -- China Reveals First Space-Based Quantum Communications Experiment -- Stratolaunch air launch system for spacecraft comes closer to reality -- Blast Off! Chinese Astronauts Launch Into Orbit -- New Project Will Send Your Messages to Aliens in Deep Space -- NASA Goes 'Green': Next Spacecraft to Be Reusable -- Giant Balloon Launches Sun-Studying Telescope -- World's Largest Solar Sail to Launch in November 2014 -- Huge Earth-Passing Asteroid an 'Entirely New Beast' -- 50 Years Ago, 1st Woman to Fly in Space Wore World's 1st Mission Patch -- Obese Black-Hole Galaxies Could Reveal Quasar Secrets -- Europe's 2016 Mars Mission Enters Final Construction Phase -- Details in Death of Yuri Gagarin, 1st Man in Space, Revealed 45 Years Later -- Congress Considers Nixing NASA Asteroid Mission -- Mystery on Venus: 'Super-Hurricane' Force Winds Inexplicably Get Stronger -- China Readying 1st Moon Rover for Launch This Year -- Future Mars rovers could be controlled from the space station
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