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NASA Recruiting Astronauts ‘In Preparation’ for Eventual Trip to Mars
NASA has Mars fever -- and they’re hoping you do too. The space agency is recruiting new astronauts “in preparation for the agency's journey to Mars,” it announced today. "This next group of American space explorers will inspire the Mars generation to reach for new heights, and help us realize the
SpaceX: What Its Failure Means For Astronauts at the International Space Station
The second catastrophic failure in recent months of a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station has once again left astronauts without new supplies, including food, science experiments and computers. SpaceX 's Dragon cargo capsule, filled with 4,000 pounds of supplies, lifted off
Sunday on ‘This Week’: Homeland Security Chair Rep. Michael McCaul
Following deadly terror attacks in Yemen and Tunisia , Homeland Security Committee chair Rep. Michael McCaul , R-Texas, comes to “This Week” Sunday to discuss the threat from ISIS , as well as the latest on the Iran nuclear talks. And Yahoo’s Katie Couric speaks with former GOP presidential
NASA Celebrates 100th Birthday of America's First Flight Program
NASA is celebrating the 100th birthday of the United States' original aeronautics program today with photos showing what the dream of flight looked like a century ago. Founded on March 3, 1915, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, called NACA, focused on innovation in aeronautics
The Year in Space: From Tragedy to Triumph
2014 has been a year of picture-perfect, out-of-this-world moments and incredible firsts in space exploration. The European Space Agency landed a probe on a speeding comet and NASA celebrated a successful maiden voyage of "America's spacecraft," Orion. Among the triumphs, there was also tragedy.
NASA's Big Stakes With Orion Test Flight Include Mars Plans
NASA Administrator and former astronaut Charlie Bolden says there’s a lot riding on tomorrow’s $370 million test flight of the new space capsule known as Orion. If all goes according to plan, the unmanned Orion capsule will launch Thursday morning atop a Delta IV Heavy...
How the Maven Spacecraft Is Helping NASA Prepare to Send Humans to Mars
NASA is inching closer to its goal of sending humans to Mars after the Maven spacecraft successfully entered into orbit around the red planet. After an arduous 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles, NASA's Maven hit the brakes late Sunday night as it entered into Mars' orbit. The unmanned
The New Space Race
Astronaut Mike Massimino talks NASA’s new plan to launch human flights to the International Space Station.
NASA Announces Return to Manned Spaceflight
Boeing and SpaceX were awarded contracts to provide flights to the International Space Station.