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NASA's Orion Space Capsule Falls Before It Flies

How do you test a space capsule before sending it into orbit? Drop it out of an airplane over six miles above the Earth and sabotage its …

Alien planets found in star cluster surprise scientists

Alien planets are popping up in unexpected places.<p>Astronomers using the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft have found two planets circling different stars in the violent environment of an ancient open star cluster called NGC 6811 located about 3,300 light-years from Earth. Until now, four of the more …

12 Insanely Ambitious Ideas For Improving Space Exploration

NASA has awarded $100,000 to each of these sci-fi projects, which cover everything from suspended animation to Mars kites to 3-D printed food.<p>NASA has announced the award-winners of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, in which the agency gives funding to projects that are a little …