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  • Sentinel astroid-hunting private telescope could find half a million space rocks

    That may sound ambitious, especially since only about 10,000 such asteroids have been catalogued to date.

  • SpaceX Dragon capsule homeward bound

    The SpaceX Dragon capsule will splash down in the Pacific this morning. The Dragon capsule is returning with nearly 1,400 pounds of old space station equipment and some science samples.

  • SpaceX flyby of space station an historic first

    The SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully made its first burn to approach the space station at 3:58 a.m Thursday. It was the final test before the SpaceX capsule docks at the ISS.

  • SpaceX takes Star Trek's 'Scotty' to the Final Frontier

    SpaceX: The ashes of the actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on 'Star Trek' were launched to space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The price?  $2,995 to launch 1 gram of ashes into Earth orbit.

  • 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.

  • In Pictures Space Photos of the Day 06/08

    This image from the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory shows the cloud associated with the Rosette Nebula, a stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros, or Unicorn, constellation. The Herschel telescope collects infrared light given out by dust. The bright smudges are dusty cocoons containing massive embryonic stars, which will grow up to 10 times the mass of our sun. The small spots near the center of the image are lower mass stellar embryos. The Rosette Nebula itself, and its massive cluster of stars, is located to the right of the picture.