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  • Mercury has ice

    November 29, 2012 7:27 PM

    NASA says there is ice at Mercury's north pole and that a spacecraft confirmed the finding. The orbiting probe called Messenger found evidence of frozen water, although Mercury is the planet closest to the sun. The ice was found in a permanently shadowed region of the planet's north pole and... more »
  • Spacecraft splashes down into Pacific after test flight

    December 8, 2010 2:21 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL- A private company launched a spacecraft into orbit and then guided it back to Earth today in a test that could lead to the first commercial space station supply run next year and eventual astronaut rides. The capsule named Dragon, splashed down into the Pacific Ocean three... more »
  • Preservation Hall to get space-traveling CD

    August 13, 2010 4:53 AM

    Astronaut Richard R. Arnold II is giving Preservation Hall a copy of a CD that orbited the earth 202 times after being recorded at the living jazz museum. Arnold says that while he was working at the International Space Station in March 2009, he spent much of his time off... more »
  • Drifting satellite threatens U.S. cable programming

    May 11, 2010 1:03 PM

    Two of the world's largest satellite companies say they're scrambling to keep an out-of-control communications satellite from drifting into another's orbit and cutting programming to U.S. cable networks. Intelsat Corporation says it lost the ability to control the Galaxy 15 satellite last month. A solar storm may have... more »

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