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Learning more about comets: Will Rosetta phone home?

The European Space Agency, NASA and countless people who follow space missions are holding their collective breath for the biggest wake-up call in the solar system.

Sunday - 01/19/2014, 04:47pm EST

Tags: Rosetta, greg redfern

NASA offers Americans a ride to an asteroid by microchip

This week, NASA invited the public to take part in the journey to the asteroid Bennu.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 05:10pm EST

Tags: NASA, asteroid, Bill Nye, microchip

First main meteor shower of 2014 hits tonight

Although the DMV will sit under clouds for most of the evening on Jan. 2 -- and perhaps part of the morning of Jan. 3 -- NASA will carry a live stream of the Quadrantids meteor -- the first of 2014.

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 01:48pm EST

Tags: NASA, Quadrantids, meteor shower, greg redfern,

Christmas in space: The Legacy of Apollo 8

The modern-day equivalent to the New World voyage?

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 09:19am EST

Tags: Christmas, apollo 8, earthrise

UVA student wins a free trip to space

Patrick Carney beat out more than 1 million other contestants for the chance of a lifetime on board the XCOR Aerospace Lynx spacecraft.

Saturday - 12/21/2013, 07:07am EST

Tags: kathy stewart, Patrick Carney,

From space to Charles Co.: Students speak to astronauts

Twenty students from Charles County Public Schools got the chance Tuesday to talk one-on-one with American astronauts stationed aboard the International Space Station.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 04:23pm EST

Tags: Charles County Public Schools, La Plata, Md., science, international space station, darci marchese

Longer delay for space station delivery mission

A new commercial spaceship will wait all week before aiming again for the International Space Station.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 05:37pm EDT

Tags: international space station, Cygnus

It's a blast: Va. students launch experiments into space

Teams from the Naval Academy and colleges across the country have built science experiments that will be loaded into a rocket and launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 09:07pm EDT

Tags: Wallops Island, michelle basch, NASA, science experiments, Wallops Flight Facility, Keith Koehler

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