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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Moonwalking

    Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 Commander, salutes the flag on the lunar surface during extravehicular activity (EVA) on NASA's final lunar landing mission. The Lunar Module "Challenger" is in the left background behind the flag and the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) also in background behind him. While astronauts Cernan and Schmitt descended in the Challenger to explore the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon, astronaut Ronald E. Evans, Command Module pilot, remained with the Command/Service Module (CSM) "America" in lunar-orbit.

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  • NASA's pioneering astronauts: Where are they now? (+video)

    Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, was one of 300 astronauts. What became of some of the more famous ones?

  • Mars rover gets 'engine' upgrade: Curiosity fueled by nuclear power

    Mars rover gets 'engine' upgrade: Curiosity fueled by nuclear power

    The next Mars rover, Curiosity, is scheduled to launch Saturday. It's the first Mars rover to jettison solar panels for nuclear power, meaning it can go places and do things others couldn't. 

  • The astronaut who learned how to see

    Editor's Blog The astronaut who learned how to see

    Story Musgrave flew on six space shuttle missions -- and on every one of the shuttles that NASA is retiring this year. In a career of standout performances, he never forgot to savor the experience.

  • A Moment in the Sun

    A Moment in the Sun

    From John Sayles, a "sprawling, wide-screen, Technicolor" novel of the Spanish-American War.

  • World reactions to Obama's 2011 State of the Union address

    Global News Blog World reactions to Obama's 2011 State of the Union address

    President Obama mentioned Afghanistan more than any other nation during his 2011 State of the Union address. But what he didn't mention conveyed a lot.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Moonwalking

    Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 Commander, salutes the flag on the lunar surface during extravehicular activity (EVA) on NASA's final lunar landing mission. The Lunar Module "Challenger" is in the left background behind the flag and the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) also in background behind him. While astronauts Cernan and Schmitt descended in the Challenger to explore the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon, astronaut Ronald E. Evans, Command Module pilot, remained with the Command/Service Module (CSM) "America" in lunar-orbit.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Apollo 13

    The two members of the Apollo 13 crew who planned to land on the Moon's Fra Mauro region in the lunar module undergo a walk-through of the extravehicular activity timeline. Fred W. haise, Jr., Lunar Module Pilot (r.), tries out a motorized core sampler while James A. Lovell, Jr., the Apollo 13 Commander, looks on (l.).

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 08/23

    The first color movie of Jupiter from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows what it would look like to peel the entire globe of Jupiter, stretch it out on a wall into the form of a rectangular map, and watch its atmosphere evolve with time. The brief movie clip spans 24 Jupiter rotations between Oct. 31 and Nov. 9, 2000.

  • Six great summer getaways...in space!

    Six great summer getaways...in space!

    If you've got an adventurous spirit and a fat bank balance, these out-of-this-world holidays are for you.

  • BP 'top kill' live feed makes stars out of disaster bots

    BP 'top kill' live feed makes stars out of disaster bots

    The strange glimpse into the Gulf's depths given by the 'geyser cam' – the BP live feed of the 'top kill' attempt – has mesmerized millions, but has raised concerns about stock market impact.