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Wednesday Sep 21, 2011
Space tourism is closer to reality after the completion of an $8 million Mojave Desert production plant where the world’s first fleet of passenger-ready spaceships will be built.
Thursday Sep 15, 2011
Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, documents his experience in space in the first-ever book published by a private space explorer, featuring his photographs of Earth-as seen from the International Space Station.
Wednesday Dec 15, 2010
Scientists said Tuesday they have found the best evidence yet of ice volcanoes on Saturn’s giant moon Titan. Unlike volcanoes on Earth, such a volcano on Titan may spew ice and hydrocarbons instead of molten lava.
By Marcia Dunn | Thursday Dec 9, 2010
NASA took a giant leap away from the spaceflight business Wednesday as a private company launched a spacecraft into orbit and for the first time guided it safely back to Earth, a feat previously achieved only by large national governments.
By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Saturday Nov 27, 2010
Two scientists are suggesting that colonization of the red planet could happen faster and more economically if astronauts behaved like the first settlers to come to North America - not expecting to go home.
By Nicholas K. Geranios | Monday Nov 15, 2010
Invoking the spirit of "Star Trek" in a scholarly article entitled "To Boldly Go," two scientists contend human travel to Mars could happen much more quickly and cheaply if the missions are made one-way. They argue that it would be little different from early settlers to North America, who left Europe with little expectation of return.
By Alicia Chang | Friday Nov 5, 2010
A NASA spacecraft sped past a small comet Thursday, beaming pictures back to Earth that gave scientists a rare close-up view of its center. Mission controllers burst into applause upon seeing images from the flyby that revealed a peanut-shaped comet belching jets of poisonous gases.
By Marcia Dunn | Tuesday Nov 2, 2010
Space is about to get its first humanoid from planet Earth. Robonaut 2 - affectionately known as R2 - is hitching a one-way ride to the International Space Station this week aboard the final flight of space shuttle Discovery.
Monday Oct 11, 2010
Virgin Galactic’s space tourism rocket SpaceShipTwo achieved its first solo glide flight Sunday, marking another step in the company’s eventual plans to fly paying passengers.
Friday Aug 20, 2010
The left main landing gear on Virgin Galactic’s space tourism jet collapsed as it landed after a test flight in the Mojave Desert Thursday, federal aviation authorities said. No injuries were reported.
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