Space Exploration News

Hubble issues 25th birthday image

The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its silver anniversary with a picture featuring a spectacular vista of young stars blazing through a dense cloud of gas and dust.

Thu 23 Apr 15 from BBC News

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Image: Inside NASA's giant vacuum chamber with the James Webb Space Telescope's Pathfinder backplane test model

Inside NASA's giant thermal vacuum chamber, called Chamber A, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the James Webb Space Telescope's Pathfinder backplane test model, is being prepared for ...

Fri 24 Apr 15 from

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Start of dwarf planet mission delayed after small mix-up

NASA said Friday observations of a dwarf planet have been delayed slightly after a communication glitch.

Fri 24 Apr 15 from

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VIDEO: Hubble Telescope's 25 years in images

As the Hubble Telescope celebrates its 25th anniversary, BBC News looks back at some of its greatest moments - and images.

Thu 23 Apr 15 from BBC News

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Modular furniture is conceived for the moon, Mars and other destinations

Have a seat and mind the gravity. A team of Rice University students had to think a lot about that in recent months as they designed furniture intended for use on the moon, Mars and whatever ...

Fri 24 Apr 15 from

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Happy Birthday Hubble!

After 25 years and a tumultuous life, Hubble is still going strong

Fri 24 Apr 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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Preparing to launch 'colour vision' satellite

The latest satellite for the European Commission's environmental Copernicus programme has arrived safe and sound in French Guiana for launch on 11 June. Carrying a multispectral ...

Fri 24 Apr 15 from ESA

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ESA's Aeolus mission will be ready to study the Earth's winds by 2016

The European Space Agency's Aeolus mission, designed to study the world's winds, is on track for a 2016 take-off. Following a troubled development process, the two lasers central to the project ...

Thu 23 Apr 15 from Gizmag

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This Is NASA's First 3D-Printed Full-Scale Copper Rocket Engine Part

It may look like some kind of ancient urn, but you're looking at something rather more advanced. In fact this is the first full-scale copper rocket engine part made by NASA using 3D printing ...

Wed 22 Apr 15 from Gizmodo

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US astronaut launches geography quiz on Twitter

American astronaut Scott Kelly has launched a geography quiz on Twitter and will post a picture from the International Space Station each week so fans can guess his location.

Wed 22 Apr 15 from

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