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  1. space
    Will Earth Run Out of Space for Space Junk?Orbital trash has been a growing problem since Sputnik. Now private companies are throwing up satellites by the thousands.
  2. space
    Venus Is Finally Getting Some RespectWhy NASA is headed to Earth’s hothouse twin after a three-decade hiatus.
  3. space
    SpaceX Launches Four Astronauts to Space StationThe team blasted off on Friday, starting a 23-hour trek to the International Space Station on a capsule from Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company.
  4. mars
    NASA Rover Creates Breathable Oxygen on MarsA device known as MOXIE produced enough oxygen for an astronaut to breathe for ten minutes, a major step toward manned missions to Mars.
  5. space
    How NASA Flew a Helicopter Flight on MarsCarrying a piece of the Wright Brothers’ glider, Ingenuity achieved an interplanetary first on Monday.
  6. space
    U.S. Manages Not to Screw Something Up for Once: Landing on MarsNASA will use a rover with a helicopter to look for ancient life.
  7. what the trump
    How Trump Offered NASA Unlimited Funding to Put People on Mars by 2020“What if I gave you all the money you could ever need?” the president asked a baffled NASA official, according to former aide Cliff Sims.
  8. Trump Admin. Scraps NASA’s Greenhouse Gas Monitoring ProgramA NASA spokesperson said the program was a casualty of “budget constraints and higher priorities.”
  9. select all
    13 Reasons to Believe Aliens Are RealHow seriously should you take those recent reports of UFOs? Ask the Pentagon. Or read this primer for the SETI-curious.
  10. The Trump Administration Wants to Privatize the International Space StationThe final frontier for its anti-government agenda.
  11. select all
    Uber and NASA Want to See You in a Flying Taxi by 2020Uber is calling it “ride-sharing in the sky.”
  12. NASA’s Cassini Sends a Final Shot of Saturn to Add to Its Incredible PortfolioCassini has made plenty of scientific discoveries and taken even more incredible photos over the years.
  13. Trump Signs Bill Directing NASA to Send Humans to Mars (Eventually)The White House finally has a policy response to climate change.
  14. New NASA Pics Reveal One of Saturn’s Moons Looks Like RavioliThe space probe Cassini captured these shots as its mission nears the end.
  15. WATCH: NASA Discovered a New Solar System With 3 Potentially Habitable Planets“Finding a second earth is not a question of if, but a question of when.”
  16. Donald Trump Is Reportedly Thinking About Going to MarsThe president-elect knows the value of a “moonshot.”
  17. Watch: Meet the International Space Station’s First African-American Crew MemberJeanette Epps was inspired by an early admiration for astronaut Sally Ride.
  18. NASA Scientist Says Earth Is Due for ‘Extinction-Level’ Event“The biggest problem, basically, is there’s not a hell of a lot we can do about it at the moment.”
  19. NASA Just Showed Us What It’s Like to Float Through the ISSIt will make you feel like you’re actually there.
  20. early and often
    American Astronaut Votes From a Safe DistanceShane Kimbrough has joined the proud tradition of Americans voting from space.
  21. Trump Courts Swing Voters With Last-Minute Space PlanTrump says NASA should focus on deep space exploration, not “politically correct environmental monitoring,” in surprisingly detailed space agenda.
  22. President Obama Is Psyched About Putting Americans on Mars by the 2030sA public-private partnership will be key to making this happen, the president says.
  23. NASA to Announce Evidence of ‘Surprising Activity’ on Jupiter’s Biggest Moon“Not aliens,” the agency says.
  24. The World’s Largest Welding Machine Built This Massive NASA Rocket-Fuel TankOne day it’s going to blast humans to Mars.
  25. outer space
    Pluto Gets Up Close and Personal in Latest NASA PhotosNASA released close-up new images of the dwarf planet from its New Horizons mission.
  26. across the universe
    Here’s What This Week’s Total Solar Eclipse Looked Like From SpaceIn case you missed it on Earth — which you probably did. 
  27. Hubble Sees Galaxy 13.4 Billion Years in PastThe Hubble team literally looked back in time.
  28. space pumpkin!
    Scary Asteroid to Narrowly Miss Earth on HalloweenNASA scientists only became aware of “Spooky” three weeks ago, which would have left precious little time for Bruce Willis to blow it up.
  29. space water!
    Pluto Has Water, Too (of Course, It’s Frozen)More interplanetary good news from our thirst-quenching solar system.
  30. mars attack
    NASA Says There’s Water on Mars. So When Do We Move There?Our Mars manifest destiny.
  31. It’s Official! There’s Water on Mars!But can Matt Damon be saved?
  32. earth
    NASA Releases New Photo of This Year’s Sexiest Planet Alive: EarthIt’s the first complete photo of our planet taken since 1972. 
  33. A Pluto Primer for Today’s FlybyVisiting the former planet.
  34. NASA Scientist Says We’ll Find Aliens Soon — But Don’t Get Too ExcitedBy aliens, they mean “little microbes.”
  35. explosions
    Rocket Bound for Space Station Explodes Seconds After LaunchLuckily, the cargo rocket was unmanned.
  36. space
    NASA Astronauts Complete Pre-Christmas Spacewalk Safely and Ahead of ScheduleThey might even get the holiday off.
  37. photo op
    NASA Frog Immortalized in Spectacular PhotoIts fate is “uncertain.”
  38. fly me to the moon
    Don’t Forget to Watch Tonight’s Moon Rocket LaunchClear skies in the forecast.
  39. it’s science
    NASA: Voyager 1 Has Not Left the Solar System So Chill OutKeep your pants on.
  40. apocalypse how
    NASA on How to Handle an Impending Meteor: ‘Pray’Not enough funding for much else, it says.
  41. apocalypse later
    It’s the End of the World For NASA’s Phone OperatorsThey’re looking forward to the day after tomorrow.
  42. obits
    Neil Armstrong Has Died The first man on the moon was 82. 
  43. photo op
    Obama With a NASA MohawkAnd it is hideous.
  44. it’s science
    One NASA Employee’s Lonely Mars Rover Pre-CelebrationHe knew Curiosity had landed about three seconds before anyone else.
  45. rough landings
    NASA’s Rover-on-a-Rope Approaching MarsIt’s expected to touch down at 10:31 PST.
  46. a new space race
    Onboard Computer Aborts Cape Canaveral Launch Relaunch scheduled for Tuesday.
  47. space
    Asteroid Gets All Up in Earth’s AtmosphereIt’s been 35 years since a rock the size of 2005 YU55 passed so close to Earth.
  48. it’s science
    That Falling NASA Satellite Showers the Pacific With Debris Up to 300 PoundsAny one person’s odds of getting hit: 1 in 22 trillion.
  49. photo op
    NASA Launches Final ShuttleWe’re going to miss these.
  50. intergalactic planetary
    Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Final Return to EarthAfter a sixteen-day mission to the International Space Station.
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