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Risky business: Top 5 failures of US commercial space program (PHOTO, VIDEO)
NASA heavily relies on private companies for space-related travel, but recent accidents show that such firms cannot yet be fully trusted for the mission. The crashes hint at an increasing number of glitches that need to be fixed to ensure safety.

31.10.2014 23:21

How to take a selfie in space firsthand (VIDEO)
Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev has published his own take on how to snap selfies in zero-gravity – if any of us are lucky enough to get a job in space.

31.10.2014 14:16

India gets last laugh against America's ‘elite space club’
Following India’s successful attempt to put a vehicle in Mars orbit, the New York Times published a cartoon acknowledging the event that some called racist. But India did not have to wait long to issue a comic rebuttal.

31.10.2014 12:35

Antares space rocket blast captured from 3,000 feet (VIDEO)
The explosion of the Antares space rocket was caught on camera from thousands of feet in the air by two people flying a light aircraft in the vicinity. The spacecraft was heading to the International Space Station (ISS) on a supply mission.

29.10.2014 18:18

Crash and burn: Top 5 recent rocket disasters (VIDEO)
The spectacular launch failure of the Antares rocket over Virginia has drawn a fiery line under the perils of man’s unquenchable thirst to explore the cosmos. Here are the top 5 crashes to rock international space programs in recent times.

29.10.2014 09:04

‘Antares rocket’s explosion is setback for science and private space companies’
The accident with Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket shows that it is risky and dangerous to use private companies to ferry astronauts to the ISS, even though previous launches were successful, Tarik Malik, the Managing Editor of space.com, told RT.

29.10.2014 10:13

Earth to face a 6-day blackout, viral hoax cites NASA as saying
The latest space hoax claiming NASA confirmed six days of 'total darkness' in December has been debunked – but not before it had been spread worldwide via Twitter.

28.10.2014 22:15

ISS-bound rocket explodes on takeoff from NASA facility in Virginia (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
An unmanned rocket exploded shortly after takeoff Tuesday evening on Virginia’s eastern shore. Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket was carrying thousands of pounds of equipment to restock the International Space Station.

28.10.2014 22:39

$40 billion: US space budget still exceeds rest of world's combined
The United States spends on space programs - both civilian and defense-related - more than every other country combined, even though the NASA budget, which is a part of the program, has not grown in the recent years.

26.10.2014 19:21

Infertile Field of Mars? Colonization plans marred by gravity, radiation fears
The Mars One mission - to bring humans to the Red Planet - is underway, with nearly 80,000 applicants for a possible one-way trip. But will they go forth and multiply? Low gravity and cosmic rays lie in the path of the ambitious plan.

25.10.2014 10:57

#DontLookAtTheSun: Final 2014 solar eclipse stuns N. America (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
The moon blocked out a significant piece of the sun in partial solar eclipse giving extra thrill to the sunset. The US will have to wait for 2023 to witness anything similar.

24.10.2014 09:55

North America gears up for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse-filled sunset
Much of North America will experience a solar eclipse on Thursday, with the moon covering up to 70 percent of the sun in the late afternoon. Along most of the East Coast and Midwest, the event will occur during sunset, allowing for dramatic photography.

21.10.2014 19:50