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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.
Nation Jan 29NASA shutting down space telescope, infrared eyes to cosmos
NASA is pulling the plug on one of its great observatories -- the Spitzer Space Telescope -- after 16 years of scanning the universe with infrared eyes.
Science Jan 23First space-baked cookies took 2 hours in experimental oven
"Overall, I think it's a pretty awesome first experiment.”…
Science Jan 19SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test
SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in as little as two months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday.
Nation Dec 22Boeing capsule returns to Earth after aborted space mission
Boeing safely landed its crew capsule in the New Mexico desert Sunday after an aborted flight to the International Space Station that threatened to set back the company's effort to launch astronauts for NASA next year.