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Science Nov 17SpaceX capsule with 4 astronauts reaches space station
SpaceX's newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space Station, their new home until spring.
Science Nov 10Report says NASA needs more time, money than planned to bring back Mars rocks
An independent panel says NASA is underestimating the amount of time and money it will take to bring Mars rocks back to Earth in the coming decade.
Science Nov 08Astronauts arrive at launch site for 2nd SpaceX crew flight
Four astronauts arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Sunday for SpaceX’s second crew launch, coming up next weekend. For NASA, it marks the long-awaited start of regular crew rotations at the International Space Station, with private companies providing the lifts.
Science Oct 29Asteroid samples tucked into capsule for return to Earth
So much was collected that rocks got wedged in the rim of the container and jammed it open, allowing some samples to escape. Whatever is left won't arrive at Earth until 2023.
Science Oct 26Moon holds more water in more places than ever thought
In a pair of studies published Monday, scientists say more than 15,400 square miles of lunar terrain near the poles could trap water in the form of ice. That's 20% more area than previously thought.
Science Oct 23Asteroid samples escaping from jammed open NASA spacecraft
The sample container on the end of the robot arm penetrated so deeply into the asteroid and with such force that rocks got sucked in and became wedged around the rim of the lid.
Science Oct 21WATCH: NASA releases first images from OSIRIS-REx touchdown on asteroid
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft crushed rocks and sent rubble flying as it briefly touched an asteroid, a strong indication that samples were collected for return to Earth, officials said Wednesday.
Science Oct 20NASA spacecraft successfully touches asteroid for rare space samples
A NASA spacecraft has descended to an asteroid and momentarily touched the surface to collect a handful of cosmic rubble for return to Earth. It was a first for the U.S.
Science Oct 18Touch-and-go: US spacecraft sampling asteroid for return
After almost two years circling an ancient asteroid hundreds of millions of miles away, a NASA spacecraft this week will attempt to descend to the treacherous, boulder-packed surface and snatch a handful of rubble.
Science Sep 23Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites
A newly discovered asteroid is headed our way, but NASA says the space rock will zoom safely past Earth on Thursday.