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  • Will the solar storm disrupt power grids? (+video)

    The sun has hurled a cloud of charged particles in our direction, potentially disrupting satellites and inducing current in our power grids. 

  • Janice Voss, shuttle astronaut, remembered for NASA contributions

    Janice Voss began her NASA career while still a student at Purdue University. Janice Voss was one of six women to fly at least five times on the space shuttle.

  • NASA: Record number of astronaut applicants, but no spaceships

    The space agency received more than 6,300 applications between Nov. 15 and Jan. 27 during the search for new astronauts – making it second-highest turnout ever and double the normal response, NASA officials said.

  • Space station crosses in front of moon in amazing photograph

    In one series of photos, NASA photographer Lauren Harnett captured images of the moon at the exact moment that the space station passed across its face in what scientists call a 'transit.'

  • German satellite: What are the odds that it will hit you?

    German satellite: The odds of a piece of the retired German ROSAT satellite striking a person are higher than that of the NASA satellite that plunged into the Pacific Ocean in September.
    10/20/2011 11:32 am

  • NASA pinpoints crash site of fallen satellite

    NASA has determined the exact point where its huge UARS climate satellite fell to Earth. It's in the Pacific Ocean.
    09/27/2011 07:23 pm

  • UARS satellite (video): Where will this space junk crash?

    NASA is tracking the bus-sized Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) and expect it to fall to Earth Friday afternoon. Precisely where the UARS satellite will land is still uncertain - but not in North America, says NASA.
    09/23/2011 10:11 am

  • Southern Lights (Aurora Australias): A rare video from above

    Check out this video of the Southern Lights, a.k.a. Aurora Australias taken from aboard the International Space Station.
    09/20/2011 10:22 am

  • Russian spacecraft falls from the sky. Is the International Space Station in trouble?

    The second embarrassing loss of a Russian space vehicle in a week spells trouble for Russia's space program and its ability to maintain the International Space Station.
    08/25/2011 12:45 pm

  • The 9 weirdest things ever flown on the Space Shuttle

    When NASA's space shuttles launch into orbit, they don't just carry astronauts and supplies into the final frontier. There's a lot of other weird stuff that makes the out-of-this-world journey, too. NASA's last space shuttle mission will launch Friday, July 8 on the Atlantis orbiter to deliver spare parts to the International Space Station. The mission will be the 135th and last flight for the program, which began in 1981. But over the course of 30 years, the space shuttles have flown some peculiar objects into orbit. The list of odd stuff that flew aboard the shuttles is a long one, and includes the Olympic torch, a replica of the golden spike from the First Transcontinental Railroad, and rocks from the top of Mount Everest and the surface of the moon, just to name a few. Here nine recent space oddities carried into orbit on NASA shuttles:
    07/08/2011 03:53 pm

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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