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America, and in the broadest sense possible, all of humanity, has lost its first emissary to set foot on another world - Neil Alden Armstrong.
Johns Hopkins University says one of its professors will accept the Gruber Prize in cosmology in Beijing.
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The so-called "seven minutes of terror" captured the attention of the world as Curiosity blasted through the Martian atmosphere to a safe landing.
Low-resolution video is now available of the Curiosity rover's landing -- better known to some as the "seven minutes of terror."
As space lovers everywhere watched the live feed of NASA's Curiosity landing, another star was born -- but this one wasn't in the sky. He was in the NASA control room.
The $2.5 billion, one-ton nuclear powered rover has been flying towards Mars since launching from Earth last November. The 154 million mile journey to date has gone very smoothly but the most treacherous and dangerous part of the mission for Curiosity is yet to come in the last 7 minutes before scheduled touchdown.
A high-speed U.S. Navy Stiletto boat is attempting to retrieve an Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment NASA launched at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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Clear skies made it easy to see the International Space Station as it flew over the D.C. area Monday night.
Those living or working on the Eastern Shore and along the Chesapeake Bay will be able to catch a glimpse of a rocket launch Thursday morning.
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