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24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

SpaceX's landing barge is now at sea — and ready to be hit by a rocket

Tomorrow's audacious launch may lead to reuseable rockets<p>SpaceX is gearing up for its next big launch. According to a tweet from Elon Musk, SpaceX's drone spaceport ship has left the dock and headed to its hold position in the Atlantic Ocean. Tomorrow, the company will launch its Falcon 9 rocket …

Orbital Objects

Learn more about satellites, space junk, and other objects floating in orbits.<p>The skies above Earth are teeming with more than 8,000 manmade objects, large and small. The U.S. Space Surveillance Network uses radar to track more than 13,000 such items that are larger than four inches (ten …

Space Exploration

Out of this world: 5 of the coolest things in space in 2014

The final weeks of 2014 generated some major buzz in the world of space exploration: an unmanned probe landed on a comet, there was a test flight for …

Time-lapse videos of Earth capture line between life and death

We've already taken a look at some of the best still photos captured of the Earth from space in the past year, but high-quality video footage of our world from above can be harder to come by. Enter European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has gifted all of humanity the beautiful …

Time-lapse Photography

SpaceX plans lots of launches, and then a Mars mission

Once the launchpad for Apollo and space shuttle flights, NASA's Launch Complex 39A is now in the hands of SpaceX and its enigmatic billionaire …