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On a Shoestring, India Sends Orbiter to Mars

published Wed, Sep 24 2014 04:08 GMT
On a Shoestring, India Sends Orbiter to Mars
A spacecraft nicknamed MOM successfully reached Mars orbit Wednesday, making India the first nation to accomplish the feat on a maiden voyage.

Oleg Ivanovsky, Soviets’ Space-Age Designer, Dies at 92

published Mon, Sep 22 2014 20:44 GMT
Oleg Ivanovsky, Soviets’ Space-Age Designer, Dies at 92
Mr. Ivanovsky worked on the first satellite to orbit Earth and the craft that carried the first man into space.

Study Confirms Criticism of Big Bang Finding

published Mon, Sep 22 2014 12:13 GMT
Study Confirms Criticism of Big Bang Finding
Astronomers who say they detected ripples from the Big Bang appear to have underestimated the extent to which interstellar dust could have contaminated their results.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Sex Geckos' Sacrifice

published Sun, Sep 21 2014 17:24 GMT
The demise of these lizards should make us question the ethics of animal research in space.

NASA Craft, Nearing Mars, Prepares to Go to Work

published Sun, Sep 21 2014 08:57 GMT
The orbiter, called Maven, will keep tabs on a comet passing by and analyze the planet’s upper atmosphere to learn how it has changed.