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  • NASA pinpoints crash site of fallen satellite

    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.

  • Pentagon loses contact with unmanned glider moving at Mach 20

    Pentagon loses contact with unmanned glider moving at Mach 20

    The Pentagon tested its hypersonic Falcon HTV-2 vehicle Thursday, losing contact with the craft as it hurtled over the Pacific Ocean.

  • In Pictures Supersonic planes

    This undated artist's rendition shows the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2), an unmanned, rocket-launched, maneuverable aircraft that glides through the Earth’s atmosphere at Mach 20 (approximately 13,000 miles per hour), designed by the military research group DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

  • NASA Aquarius to launch on Friday

    NASA Aquarius to launch on Friday

    NASA Aquarius: a new NASA instrument called Aquarius is set to study salt levels in the Earth's oceans after launching on Friday.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Sunsets

    The Space Shuttle Endeavour rests atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD) at the Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility, in Edwards, California, shortly before being ferried back to the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

  • An inglorious end for NASA's Glory satellite

    An inglorious end for NASA's Glory satellite

    When NASA's Glory satellite failed to reach orbit, it was a blow to US climate research. It's also raising questions about President Obama's new direction for the human-spaceflight program.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/04

    Hotel guides jump for a photo as they wait for delegates during the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Hotel guides are provided to cater to about 3,000 delegates at the congress.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 01/21

    Christian Niccum (l.) and Jayson Terdiman of the US start in the ice channel during the doubles luge World Cup qualification sprint race in Altenberg, Germa. They placed 4th.

  • 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 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.