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NASA’s Hubble successor may miss its launch window

The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's successor to Hubble, has undergone its share of delays. Now, things are getting even tighter. A report from the US Government Accountability Office finds that because of ongoing technical issues with the telesco…
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NASA’s Cassini probe bids farewell to Saturn with epic image

NASA's Cassini spacecraft was always destined to be a doomed hero. After two decades in space, diligently exploring Saturn and its many strange and beautiful moons, operators deliberately crashed the spacecraft into the planet to make sure the moons…
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NASA’s retiring EO-1 satellite changed how we see Earth with these stunning photos

NASA has retired one of its greats — the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite — but the stunning images of Earth captured during its 17-year mission will live on. Here are 20 of our favorites.

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Watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 take off from NASA’s historic launch pad

At 10:01 AM EST on February 18th, a SpaceX flight will take off from Launch Complex 39A for the first time since the company signed a 20-year lease for its use. The company will also attempt another first stage landing around 9 minutes after take off…
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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sent photos of Saturn’s north pole

As Cassini winds down its 20-year mission to Saturn, the spacecraft will maneuver into a series of weeklong orbits, allowing it to get a closer look at the planet's famous rings as it flies by. Although there are still a few days before Cassini graze…
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NASA’s EmDrive thruster just took an important leap forward

NASA’s futuristic, physics-defying EmDrive thruster may have just taken an important leap toward silencing its critics, by reportedly passing a rigorous peer review process with a forthcoming paper.

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NASA’s next space telescope sees 100 times more than Hubble

As much as the Hubble Space Telescope has done to shine a light on the darkest corners of the universe, it doesn't hold a candle to what's coming next. NASA has started work on WFIRST (Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope), a space observatory with…
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Wildly innovative ‘space igloo’ wins NASA’s 3D printed Martian habitat challenge

A space igloo created with naturally-occurring Martian ice was the winner of the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a competition sponsored jointly by NASA and America Makes.

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