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  NASA’s  latest  Mars robot Valkyrie, could realistically  be mistaken for a superhero. Valkyrie, a 6 foot 2 inch tall robot with a glowing NASA logo on its chest, bears an uncanny resemblance to Marvel’s superhero Iron Man. A team of engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex., designed and built Valkyrie in

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NASA has completed tests of a record-breaking advanced ion propulsion engine that can run non-stop for more than 48,000 hours, or 5 and a half years. It is the longest test duration of any type of space propulsion system demonstration project ever. The ion engine will be used for future missions in deep space. Now according to NASA

The Mars rover Curiosity may have a busy schedule of exploring The Gale Crater, but that doesn’t mean it can’t stop & enjoy the view once and a while. On June 22, Curiosity shared a series of photographs of a very alien, yet familiar phenomenon: The Mars sunset. Mars is 34 percent further away than

Today is Juneteenth, the celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation and the official end of slavery in the United States. On this day, I wanted to acknowledge the past, and also look at two African Americans that are taking us into the future. Charles F. Bolden, and Victor J. Glover, are two men who display all

    Normally, a trip from Earth to the ISS takes about two days. Thursday, a Soyuz capsule docked with the orbiting laboratory after less than six hours of flight time, setting a record. Accelerating the trip wasn’t an issue of newer technology or more powerful engines, necessarily, but of better math and planning. The Russian vehicle essentially took

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European Space Agency Astronaut  ANDRE KUIPERS, Returns to Earth from the International Space Station with these incredible photos, just beautiful.   The ISS Above Earth     Lightning Flashes Spotted Over West Africa       The Mouth of the Amazon   Aurora Australis     Lava Crater in Muaritania (Sahara)   The ISS in Front of

China Launching 20 Spacecraft this year

  China well on its way to launching 20 spacecrafts in 2013 China is well on its way to launching 20 spacecrafts this year, including the country’s third lunar probe Chang’e-3 and manned spacecraft Shenzhou-10, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced Wednesday. The country is scheduled to conduct a manned space docking test