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SpaceX Tried (And Failed) To Dock Its Cargo Pod On The ISS

The cargo pod is in space carrying thousands of pounds of supplies as it waits for its next chance to dock.

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1:03Astronaut John Glenn in front of the Friendship 7 spacecraft
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John Glenn Made History — Without A College Degree

1:31SLS rocket on launch pad
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Whether It's To The Moon Or Mars, NASA Wants Astronauts Flying Soon

0:53A SpaceX launch
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NASA's Commercial Crew Flights Are Probably Delayed — Again

The crew of Space Shuttle Columbia
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NASA Remembers Fallen Astronauts Of Apollo 1, Challenger, Columbia

1:10An astronaut sleeps on the International Space Station.
NASA

NASA's Lighting Experiment May Help Astronauts Finally Get Some Sleep

1:15Flacon 9 rocket launch
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After Its Next Launch, SpaceX Will Probably Only Use Reusable Rockets

1:44Gene Cernan in the Lunar Module
NASA

Gene Cernan Really Wanted Us To Return To The Moon

0:56An 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
SpaceX

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

0:33SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talking to reporters.
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SpaceX Finally Explains Why Its Rocket Exploded In September

1:20A vulture in front of a space shuttle
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How To Keep Birds From Sabotaging The US Space Program

2:25Renderings of crew capsules from SpaceX and Boeing.
SpaceX, Boeing

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

1:14U.S. Astronaut Alan Shepard
NASA

The Underwear Oversight Of The Early US Space Program

0:52Former astronaut John Glenn
NASA

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

1:10Atlas rocket
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Want To Design A Rocket? Here's Your Chance

0:40Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet
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56-Year-Old Astronaut Becomes Oldest Woman In Space

1:13NASA's space poop challenge banner.
NASA

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

1:16The International Space Station
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What It Takes To Bring Astronauts To And From The ISS

0:38An 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

1:13An astronaut on a space treadmill.
NASA

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

0:56An artist rendition of the Schiaparelli lander.
ESA / ATG Media Lab

Turns Out Landing On Mars Is Still Pretty Tricky

1:18The Schiaparelli Mars lander.
European Space Agency

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

0:49A view of Mars.
NASA

President Obama Sets His Sights On Mars

0:50Rosetta ends its mission on comet 67P.
European Space Agency

A Gentle Ending To Rosetta's 12-Year Mission

2:23Proposed colonists on Mars.
NASA

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

0:44A rendering of the Interplanetary Transport System approaching Mars
SpaceX

Elon Musk Presents Transportation Plans For Colonizing Mars

:48An animation of Mars.
NASA

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

1:18Chinese astronauts wave before boarding their spacecraft.
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Why The US And Russia Can Share A Space Station — But China Can't

1:38Earth as seen from more than 40,000 miles away by NASA's Messenger spacecraft
NASA

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

0:52A 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