Space News Archive - August 20, 2010


Earth’s next-door neighbor, the Moon, has been found by astronomers to be shrinking.


Construction on a spacecraft initially designed to be part of the Constellation project continues, despite the cancellation of the proposed return to the moon by President Barack Obama.


U.S. aerospace companies are encouraging students to pursue technical careers to help replace an expected flood of worker retirements.


Let the countdown begin. NASA's Dawn spacecraft is less than one year away from giant asteroid Vesta.

If you like music, the space program and are a little nostalgic, NASA has the perfect opportunity for you.


U.S. Senator Bill Nelson proposed a legislation on Tuesday that would introduce tax breaks for investments in commercial space ventures to offset job losses from the end of the U.S. space shuttle program.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.