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    A float depicting President Obama with his hat topped off by a man dressed as AlQaeda leader Osama bin Laden, entitled 'Barack-Adabra and the Great Circus of the Fleas' is shown at the traditional carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy, Sunday.

  • In Pictures Exploring Mars with rovers Curiosity and Opportunity

    Mars’ northern-most sand dunes are seen as they begin to emerge from their winter cover of seasonal carbon dioxide (dry) ice in this image acquired by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Jan. 16, 2014. The steeply sides of the dunes are also ice-free along the crest, allowing sand to slide down the dune. Dark splotches are places where ice cracked earlier in spring, releasing sand.

  • Can Russia rival the X-37B space plane with its own robotic spacecraft?

    Can Russia rival the X-37B space plane with its own robotic spacecraft?

    The head of Russia's Space Forces hinted that Russia may develop a space plane similar to the US Air Force's secretive unmanned X-37B, which was sucessfully flight-tested last year.

  • In Pictures Challenger 25th anniversary

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator Charles Bolden lays a wreath at a Challenger memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Jan. 27, in commemoration of NASA's National Day of Remembrance. Jan. 28 marks the 25th anniversary of the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, which killed seven astronauts in 1986.

  • Vandenberg rocket: largest American rocket blasted off today on West Coast

    Vandenberg rocket: largest American rocket blasted off today on West Coast

    Vandenberg rocket: The unmanned Delta 4-Heavy rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:10 p.m. PST (4:10 p.m. EST) carrying a secret satellite for the US National Reconnaissance Office, making it the largest rocket launch ever from the country's West Coast.

  • In Pictures Kennedy's speeches

    President John F. Kennedy gives his inaugural address at the Capitol in Washington after taking the oath of office on Jan. 20, 1961.

  • In Pictures Space Photos of the Day: Blast off

    Billows of smoke and steam infused with the fiery light from space shuttle Endeavour's launch on the STS-127 mission fill NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A on July 15, 2009.

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch: First step of new space era?

    SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch: First step of new space era?

    The Falcon 9 rocket by SpaceX launched successfully Wednesday morning. The Falcon 9 is set to take up a key chore of the retiring space shuttle: supply the International Space Station.

  • In Pictures Deliveries in space: the SpaceX mission

    The SpaceX Dragon capsule approaches the International Space Station, as photographed by the Expedition 39 crew members onboard the orbital outpost April 20, 2014.

  • Final launch of space shuttle Discovery delayed again

    Final launch of space shuttle Discovery delayed again

    The final mission of the space shuttle Discovery has been delayed again. The next window of opportunity will be in December, which would mean the astronauts would spend Christmas in space.