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Dragon Splashdown Marks End of Landmark Flight

Posted by Mahesh Dhami on February 1, 2013 at 6:30 PM

SpaceX completed a landmark mission May 31 that saw its Dragon capsule deliver half-a-ton of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station and return safely to Earth.


The flight made history as the first privately built spacecraft to rend...

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NASA Takes Strides Forward to Launch Americans from U.S. Soil

Posted by Mahesh Dhami on February 1, 2013 at 6:10 PM

On Jan. 22, NASA took a crucial next step toward launching astronauts to the International Space Station from the United States. Beginning the first phase of the Commercial Crew Program's (CCP) certification efforts, three companies now are conducting activities that will confirm commercial spacecraft are safe to carry crews to the station.


This landmark comes as the agency celebrates the 45th anniversary of an essential stage in sending Americans to the moon.


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Giant Mars Crater Shows Evidence of Ancient Lake

Posted by Mahesh Dhami on January 20, 2013 at 11:55 PM

New photos of a huge crater on Mars suggest water may lurk in crevices under the planet's surface, hinting that life might have once lived there, and raising the possibility that it may live there still, researchers say.


Future research looking into the chances of life on Mars could shed light on the origins of life on Earth, scientists added.


The discovery came from a study of images by NASA's powerful Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that revealed new eviden...

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