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Science Apr 10After months in space, astronauts returning to a changed world
Two NASA astronauts said they expect it will be tough returning to such a drastically changed world next week, after more than half a year at the International Space Station.
Arts Apr 09Apollo 13’s most famous quotes originated in Hollywood
Apollo 13's best known quotes originated not in space or Mission Control, but in Hollywood.
Nation Apr 09‘Houston, we’ve had a problem’: Remembering Apollo 13 at 50
A half-century later, Apollo 13 is still considered Mission Control’s finest hour.
Science Mar 19No family, fanfare for NASA astronaut launching next month
A NASA astronaut who's about to leave the planet for six months will blast off without any family or fanfare because of the coronavirus.
Science Mar 18Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled moon, dies at 88
As command module pilot, Worden remained in lunar orbit while Scott and Irwin descended to the surface with the Apollo program's first moon buggy.
Science Mar 11It’s cloudy with a chance of iron rain on this distant planet
According to the researchers, there's no telling whether it's a steady drizzle or downpour, or what else might be raining down besides iron.
Science Mar 07SpaceX launches station supplies, nails 50th rocket landing
The Falcon rocket blasted off with 4,300 pounds of equipment and experiments for the International Space Station. Just minutes later, the spent first-stage booster made a dramatic midnight landing back at Cape Canaveral, its return accompanied by sonic booms.
Science Feb 27Biggest explosion seen in universe came from colossal black hole
The explosion was so large it carved out a crater in the hot gas that could hold 15 Milky Ways.
Science Feb 24Mars lander confirms quakes, aftershocks on red planet
NASA's newest Mars lander has confirmed that quakes and even aftershocks are regularly jolting the red planet.
Science Feb 10Solar Orbiter blasts off to capture first look at sun’s poles
Europe and NASA's Solar Orbiter has rocketed away on an unprecedented mission to capture the first pictures of the sun's poles.