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A “serious anomaly” suffered by Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane during a powered test flight on Friday has left one person dead and resulted in the loss of the aircraft.
NASA has compiled over a million pictures of Earth captured from the International Space Station, and now researchers are looking for your help in cataloging the nearly one-third of those images that were taken at night.
The founder of a company hoping to one day build a space elevator to the surface of the moon turned to the public for help funding his dream, with overwhelming success -- and he's not the only one.
Scotch and malt whiskey connoisseurs should take note of a new experiment en route to the International Space Station (ISS): a study that will gauge the effect of zero gravity on the maturing process of the popular alcoholic beverage.
All of Earth's continents, believed to have once been joined together as a supercontinent known as Pangaea, will be reunited as a single landmass near the North Pole within the next 50 million to 200 million years.
The space-travel venture created by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled a new website over the weekend, complete with short videos of a successful "short hop" flight test conducted in May.
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