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In October 2018, if all goes as planned, an Ariane 5 rocket will lift off from French Guiana, just north of the equator, carrying the most sophisticated, deepest-peering space telescope ever conceived.

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Scientists say red planet appears to have flowing water

Several small streams of salty water are found along the slopes of craters on Mars, NASA officials and scientists announced Monday. The finding, based on data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, is the strongest evidence that liquid water can be found on the red planet. 

 

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Astronaut Scott Kelly lamented about missing weather as he took a photo of Tuesday's thunderstorms that dropped hail on League City and Texas City. 

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JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — As of July 7, eight new astronauts are ready to help advance scientific research aboard the International Space Station and pave the way for America’s new space launch capabilities and journey to Mars.

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New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet above the surface of the icy body.

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JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Christmas is arriving early at NASA and the gift is the invaluable data that the New Horizons probe will yield about Pluto as it passes by the dwarf planet early today, a NASA official said.

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JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Fifty-six years and three months since NASA announced the original Mercury 7 astronauts, the space agency Thursday introduced the first four astronauts who will train to fly on commercial crew vehicles.

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DZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan — A three-person crew from the International Space Station landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Thursday after a longer-than-expected orbital stint.

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The inside of Space Center Houston looked like the Cantina Sunday afternoon as droids, Jedis, storm troopers and bounty hunters celebrated Star Wars Day. Albeit a day early.

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Distorted eyeballs. Decreased blood circulation. Increased feelings of isolation. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the human body can experience a wide range of unique medical symptoms living in a space station 268 miles away from the surface of Earth and hurtling through space at 17,150 mph.

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LITTLETON, Colo. — Noel Hinners, a former chief scientist for NASA who helped plan the scientific exploration of the moon for the Apollo program and later oversaw projects such as the Mars Surveyor Program, has died.

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HOUSTON — The public is invited to see a giant crane lift the space shuttle replica Independence to its permanent home atop Space Center Houston’s historic shuttle carrier aircraft on Aug. 14.

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For the 23rd year, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and the Citizens for Space Exploration journeyed to Washington, D.C., to advocate for manned space exploration. 

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WEBSTER — The Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft that once ferried NASA space shuttles across the country will make one more short trip to become part of an exhibit at Space Center Houston. 

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SpaceX will once again attempt to send its Dragon spacecraft into outer space after a launch earlier this week was scrubbed due to a leak in the rocket. 

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JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center has been remodeled and retooled as NASA moves closer to putting its new spacecraft into orbit.