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Gene Cernan in the Lunar Module

Gene Cernan Really Wanted Us To Return To The Moon

Eugene Cernan died as the latest man to walk on the moon. He had hoped he wouldn't be the last.


An plane flies in front of the moon
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This Company Wants To Mine The Moon. Now It Has The Money To Get There

A Falcon 9 rocket on the launchpad

Why Rocket Explosions Aren't Dampening SpaceX's Ambitious Plans

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talking to reporters.
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SpaceX Finally Explains Why Its Rocket Exploded In September

A vulture in front of a space shuttle
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How To Keep Birds From Sabotaging The US Space Program

Renderings of crew capsules from SpaceX and Boeing.
SpaceX, Boeing

Wasn't The US Supposed To Launch Astronauts Again In 2017?

U.S. Astronaut Alan Shepard

The Underwear Oversight Of The Early US Space Program

Former astronaut John Glenn

John Glenn, Astronaut And Former US Senator, Dies At Age 95

Atlas rocket
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Want To Design A Rocket? Here's Your Chance

Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet
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56-Year-Old Astronaut Becomes Oldest Woman In Space

NASA's space poop challenge banner.

The Space Poop Challenge Is Something You Might Actually Want To Win

The International Space Station
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What It Takes To Bring Astronauts To And From The ISS

An artists rendering of the Schiaparelli lander separating from a larger craft to then attempt to land on Mars.
European Space Agency

A Computer Glitch Likely Crashed A Robot On Mars

An astronaut on a space treadmill.

Looks Like Our Backs Really Aren't Made For Space Travel

An artist rendition of the Schiaparelli lander.
ESA / ATG Media Lab

Turns Out Landing On Mars Is Still Pretty Tricky

The Schiaparelli Mars lander.
European Space Agency

The Search For Life On Mars Is Heating Up And Getting Crowded

A view of Mars.

President Obama Sets His Sights On Mars

Rosetta ends its mission on comet 67P.
European Space Agency

A Gentle Ending To Rosetta's 12-Year Mission

Proposed colonists on Mars.

If You Want To Live On Mars, Be Prepared To Build Your Own Society

A rendering of the Interplanetary Transport System approaching Mars

Elon Musk Presents Transportation Plans For Colonizing Mars

An animation of Mars.

Elon Musk's Plan To Colonize Mars Starts With This Rocket Engine

Chinese astronauts wave before boarding their spacecraft.
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Why The US And Russia Can Share A Space Station — But China Can't

Earth as seen from more than 40,000 miles away by NASA's Messenger spacecraft

How Will Mars Crews Cope With Watching Earth Fade Into The Distance?

A Mars landscape is seen in a picture taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit January 8, 2003.
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Congress Could Make A Manned Mission To Mars Mandatory

An artist's illustration of the Tiangong-1 space station.
Chinese Manned Space Engineering Office

Chinese Officials Aren't Sure Where Their Falling Spacecraft Will Land

The interior of SpaceX's planned crew capsule

America Could Wait Longer Than Expected For Next Manned Spaceflight

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams.

NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams Is Home After Breaking Spaceflight Record

Photos from the camera on the Rosetta spacecraft show where the Philae lander landed on comet 67P.
European Space Agency

After Months Of Silence, Scientists Finally Find The Philae Lander

A photo of Jupiter's north pole

Photos Of Jupiter's North Pole Give A Glimpse Of What's To Come

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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Facebook's Internet Plans Blow Up With A SpaceX Rocket

Voyager I

A Lot Of Our Space Knowledge Comes From A Bunch Of Antiques