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Pluto Up Close: Spacecraft Achieves Flyby, Then Calls Home

It’s official: NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has gotten humanity’s first up-close look at Pluto.

07/14/2015

An image of Pluto as NASA's New Horizons approaches on July 14, 2015. (Photo provided by NASA)

Spacecraft Completes Flyby Of Icy Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft aimed to get up-close and personal with Pluto on Tuesday, on track to zoom within 7,800 miles of the small icy world left unexplored until now.

07/14/2015

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Prepare To Be Amazed By NASA’s Pluto Flyby

Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show. On Tuesday, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will sweep past Pluto and present the unexplored world in all its icy glory.

07/13/2015

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.  Source: NASA

SpaceX Launch Ends In Failure, Rocket Erupts

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and a first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff.

06/28/2015

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NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025

During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.

04/15/2015

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NASA: Solar System’s Biggest Moon May Have More Water Than All Of Earth

The largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday.

03/13/2015

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NASA Spacecraft On First Visit To Dwarf Planet

After a nearly eight-year journey, a NASA spacecraft on Friday flawlessly slipped into orbit around Ceres in the first visit to a dwarf planet.

03/06/2015

Screen shot of commercial rocket exploding during liftoff (KTVT via NASA)

Experiments From Texas Students On Rocket That Exploded

Some Texas students’ experiments were destroyed when an unmanned rocket headed to the International Space Station exploded after liftoff in Virginia.

10/29/2014

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Rocket Explodes With UT Austin Experiments Onboard

A commercial space station supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded six seconds after liftoff at a launch site at Wallops Island, Virginia.

10/28/2014

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The People Who Took Us To The Moon

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.

10/13/2014

A a blood-red Moon is seen over the Caribe area in Havana, during a total eclipse on October 27, 2004. (credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

North Texans Up Early To See ‘Blood Moon’

In spots with clear skies, North Texans were able to wake up early Wednesday morning and see a cool lunar eclipse that appeared to turn the moon a reddish color.

10/08/2014

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Former Astronaut Nagel Dies After Illness

Steven R. Nagel, a former astronaut who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died after a long illness.

08/23/2014

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