Americans with telescopes, cameras, and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina today to watch the moon blot out the midday sun in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Forty years after blasting off, Earth's most distant ambassadors—the twin Voyager spacecraft—are carrying sounds and music of our planet ever deeper into the cosmos.
Think of them as messages in bottles meant for anyone or anything out there.
This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of NASA's launch of Voyager 2, now almost 11 billion miles distant.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—With the total solar eclipse right around the cosmic corner, eye doctors are going into nagging overdrive.
They say mom was right: You can damage your eyes staring at the sun, even the slimmest sliver of it.
So it's time to rustle up special eclipse eyewear to use Aug. 21, when the U.S. has its first full solar eclipse spanning coast to coast in 99 years.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Consider this weekend's Perseid meteor shower an opening act for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
Astronomers are projecting a slightly higher than normal rate of 150 meteors per hour across North America.
But the bright moon will wash out the finer Perseids. So the viewing rate will be more like 30 to 40 meteors an hour.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—SpaceX is taking recycling to a whole new realm all the way to orbit.
On this week's supply run to the International Space Station, SpaceX will launch a Dragon capsule that's already travelled there.
The milestone comes just two months after the launch of its first reused rocket booster for a satellite.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—SpaceX successfully launched its first recycled rocket yesterday—the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights.
The Falcon 9 blasted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, hoisting a broadcasting satellite into the clear early-evening sky on the historic rocket re-flight.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—SpaceX said this week it will fly two people to the moon next year—a feat not attempted since NASA's Apollo heyday close to half-a-century ago.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk, the company's founder and chief executive officer, announced the surprising news barely a week after launching his first rocket from NASA's legendary moon pad.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station today, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star—and these new worlds could hold life.
This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to NASA and the Belgian-led research team who announced the discovery yesterday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Moonwalkers and dozens of others who took part in NASA's storied Apollo program paid tribute yeterday to the three astronauts killed in a fire 50 years ago.
On the eve of the Apollo 1 anniversary, hundreds gathered at Kennedy Space Center to honour Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee.