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Chinese space capsule returns to Earth after ambitious missionupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 00:19:00

China's Shenzhou-9 spacecraft returned to Earth on Friday, completing an ambitious mission that notched up a series of breakthroughs for the country, including putting its first woman in orbit.

Mission accomplished: China's space missionupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 00:19:00

China's Shenzhou-9 crew members emerge from a capsule after completing a mission to space.

China sends woman into spaceupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 05:29:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon discusses the mission and the significance of China's first female in space.

Historic Chinese space mission docks successfullyupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 05:29:00

China's Shenzhou-9 spacecraft successfully docked with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space laboratory on Monday, completing the next step in the country's ambitious space mission.

First man on moon gives rare interview to ... Australian accountant?updated: Fri May 25 2012 10:09:00

It was one small interview for astronaut Neil Armstrong ... and one giant scoop for an Australian accountant, of all people.

Discovery begins its final flightupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 10:11:00

Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA jetliner, departs Kennedy Space Center for the last time.

Shuttle exits and with it America's dreams?updated: Tue Apr 17 2012 10:11:00

This morning, around 10 a.m., I was 10 years old again.

NASA: Apollo engines found by Amazon CEO belong to space agencyupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 17:23:00

NASA insisted Friday that it has dibs on rocket engines sitting deep on the Atlantic Ocean floor, a day after a wealthy adventurer announced the discovery of the prized pieces of space history.

Amazon chief to salvage Apollo enginesupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 08:53:00 founder Jeff Bezos hopes to raise from the sea floor at least one of the engines from the Apollo 11 mission.

Amazon chief plans to recover Apollo engines from seafloorupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 08:53:00

Just days after "Titanic" director James Cameron traveled to the bottom of the sea, another wealthy adventurer has announced a spectacular deep ocean discovery.

Abandon perfection: Embrace 'wabi sabi' travel in the Southupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 15:24:00

Traveling with young children is an imperfect art. Sure, there are urban myths about parents who tour Europe with their silent, serene baby in an organic backpack. But that's just folklore peddled by luxury retailers selling couture children's clothing. Real kids are loud, smelly and fidgety.

China rockets forward in race to moonupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 21:47:00

Watch out, America. China is steadily catching up in space.

1962: John Glenn orbits Earthupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 13:59:00

In February 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth. This is complete newsreel video.

A moon colony is a waste of money updated: Mon Jan 30 2012 08:04:00

Newt Gingrich has absorbed a fair degree of ridicule for his campaign proposal to build an American colony on the moon. Before focusing the laughter solely on Gingrich, however, let's recall that it is the declared policy of the U.S. government to return a human being to the moon by 2020, in preparation for sending a human astronaut to Mars. If Gingrich is wrong (and he is), he's not wrong alone.

Delay in space station rendezvous 'a little disappointing'updated: Sat Jan 21 2012 00:06:00

The commander of the international space station Friday told CNN that the delay in the arrival of an unmanned commercial vehicle was "a little bit disappointing," but that it would be "unrealistic" to expect a complex and reliable system to be ready to go on the first try.

German satellite enters Earth's atmosphereupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 11:08:00

A defunct satellite has entered the atmosphere, the German Aerospace Center reported Sunday morning. "There is currently no confirmation if pieces of debris have reached Earth's surface," it said.

Satellite falls to Earthupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 11:08:00

Tariq Malik of talks to CNN about the German satellite and other space debris falling to Earth.

NASA: Location of satellite debris not determinedupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 19:58:00

Kris Rakowski put the dog out late Friday and looked to the skies above his Maple Grove, Minnesota, residence.

U.S. in falling satellite's strike zoneupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 22:59:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports the U.S is an unlikely but potential target of the satellite falling from space.

NASA: Re-entry of satellite into atmosphere imminentupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 22:59:00

A defunct satellite plummeting toward Earth is expected to re-enter the atmosphere between 11:45 p.m. Friday and 12:45 a.m. Saturday ET, NASA reported late Friday evening.

NASA not sure where space junk will come downupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 17:25:00

A satellite whose orbit is degrading will fall back to Earth Friday afternoon, but only some of its pieces will survive the fiery ride through the atmosphere, NASA scientists said Thursday.

Space shuttle Columbia part found in east Texasupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 17:46:00

The recent drought has ruined millions of acres of farmland in Texas, turning lakes into mud puddles, but in the East Texas city of Nacogdoches, authorities say, the drought may have done something good: Unearthed a piece of the space shuttle Columbia.

Atlantis' final landingupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 17:01:00

NASA celebrates as shuttle Atlantis returns home from its final mission.

Space is still the new frontierupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 17:01:00

Atlantis, the last space shuttle, returned to Earth on Thursday and will go to its post-retirement gig at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. After more than 30 years and 135 shuttle flights by literally hundreds of astronauts, NASA has reason to be proud.

Seven great reads about spaceupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 10:19:00

Before humans ever went into space, there were books about the possibility.

30 years, 135 launches in 135 secondsupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 10:19:00

In honor of the final launch of NASA's shuttle program, we've condensed video of 135 launches into 135 seconds.

Memories of first shuttle flightupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 17:33:00

Astronaut Robert Crippen on flying the first shuttle mission, and what it's like to see the program come to an end.

Shuttle legacy: Challengerupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 15:57:00

Space Shuttle Challenger explodes in 1986, killing the seven astronauts aboard.

Challenger astronaut's widow reflects on end of U.S. shuttle programupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 15:57:00

Days after the 1986 Challenger disaster, Lorna Onizuka's daughter approached her with a strange request.

Review: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' not as bad as the last oneupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 09:25:00

This time last year we saw a lot of excited articles about how "Inception" showed there was an audience for a smarter, more conceptual blockbuster. But hold the front page: Michael Bay is out to prove there's a bigger audience for brainless bombast and nonstop mayhem.

NASA stops moon dust auctionupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 08:55:00

NASA stops an auction of moon dust it says was stolen after the Apollo 11 mission. KSDK reports. Buzz Aldrin Files for Divorce from Third Wifeupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 09:27:00

The astronaut and Dancing with the Stars contestant splits from wife after 23 years of marriage

NASA plans capsule to take humans into deep spaceupdated: Tue May 24 2011 22:10:00

NASA plans a return to yesteryear by developing a space capsule that will carry humans into deep space, it announced Tuesday.

Farewell, my space shuttleupdated: Mon May 16 2011 06:29:00

When space shuttle Endeavour blasts off Monday on its final journey, I'll be thinking about the shuttle's three remarkable decades of service.

Cities, space centers, museums want to be shuttles' final landing spotupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 09:11:00

Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space -- the date was April 12, 1961. Twenty years later on April 12, astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen got on board the space shuttle Columbia, a craft that looked more like a plane that a rocket ship. It launched an entirely new era in space flight.

States bid for space shuttle orbiterupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 09:11:00

Museums around the country are trying to get their hands on a space shuttle orbiter. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

Gagarin's first space trip celebrated 50 years onupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 07:56:00

Fifty years after cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's Vostok spacecraft blasted off from the steppes of Soviet Kazakhstan and into the history books, the epic flight of the first human in space was being celebrated Tuesday.

Developer announces new, big cargo rocketupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 15:16:00

A commercial rocket company has announced plans to go where no other has gone before.

Utah rocket builder ATK joins commercial space raceupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 13:11:00

An emerging commercial space race just got more intense.

Can Obama get his Sputnik moment?updated: Wed Jan 26 2011 15:59:00

On Tuesday night, Barack Obama looked back more than half a century to October 4, 1957, when Americans were shocked to discover that someone had sent a satellite into orbit around the Earth, and that someone wasn't us.

State of the Union address highlightsupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 15:59:00

Pres. Obama addresses jobs, the budget, education, health care, and more in his State of the Union address Tuesday.

Obama will have a special Sputnik moment in Wisconsin townupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 14:24:00

Have you been wondering why Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is the first stop for President Barack Obama after his State of the Union address?

Did Obama get his message across?updated: Wed Jan 26 2011 11:52:00

President Barack Obama delivered a 61-minute State of the Union address Tuesday with a new theme -- putting his emphasis on investing in making America's economy more competitive in a more challenging world.

CNN Fact Check: Paying for that 'Sputnik moment'updated: Wed Jan 26 2011 10:52:00

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama urged Americans to "win the future," holding out a vision of a federal government fostering advances in science and technology as it did during the days of the space race.

CNN Fact Check: A rocket-propelled economyupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 07:30:00

President Barack Obama's vision of a new "Sputnik moment" for the United States carried echoes of a new "New Frontier."

Richard Branson: 'This is history'updated: Mon Oct 25 2010 09:11:00

Richard Branson opens the 10,000 foot runway of Spaceport America, the next step toward commercial space flight.

Experts: Huge space tourism expansion just months awayupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 09:11:00

It's unlikely that you've heard of PJ King, despite the fact that he's about to set himself apart from most humans who've ever walked the planet. In as soon as 18 months, King could be launching into space as a paying commercial space tourist.

Space experiments may aid earthly ailmentsupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 08:23:00

New research on the most recent shuttle mission may help astronauts cope with space sickness and lead to better treatments for Earth-bound ailments including salmonella poisoning.

Buzz Aldrin gets ride on Air Force Oneupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 07:43:00

Buzz Aldrin is used to traveling on high-profile missions. His 240,000-mile trip to the moon on July 20, 1969, set the precedent.

Aldrin backs commercial space flightupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 07:43:00

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldin breaks with several other astronauts in supporting President Obama's new NASA plans.

Obama outlines new NASA strategy for deep space explorationupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 16:19:00

President Obama pledged his full commitment to the space program Thursday, outlining a new strategy that ends current programs while funding new initiatives intended to propel humankind farther into the solar system.

Obama: Increase NASA budget $6 billionupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 16:19:00

President Obama outlines his plans to increase NASA's budget to ramp up future space missions.

Apollo astronauts decry Obama space plansupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 12:04:00

The Obama administration's vision for the future of manned space flight will bump the United States to "second or even third-rate" status as a space-faring nation, the commanders of three U.S. moon missions warned Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Chrysler and NASA join forces on technologyupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 10:54:00

Chrysler announced Tuesday it has entered a three year agreement with NASA to share information on technology the automaker and space program have in common.

Buzz Aldrin is 'Dancing With the Stars'updated: Mon Mar 22 2010 10:29:00

When Buzz Aldrin danced on the moon 40 years ago, an estimated 600 million people watched it live. The Apollo 11 astronaut will dance again on live television Monday night as a contestant on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

Where to place your 'DWTS' bets this seasonupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 11:26:00

We thought we'd gone to tabloid heaven when we heard about the ultra juicy cast of season 10 of "Dancing With The Stars."

India launches rockets to study eclipseupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 21:41:00

India is launching a series of rockets to study the impact of Friday's solar eclipse, a rare occurrence that will briefly reduce the sun to a blazing ring.

'Not your grandfather's moon anymore'updated: Tue Dec 22 2009 22:32:00

Forget almost everything you ever thought you knew about the moon.

China's green plansupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 00:36:00

Bjorn Stigson, president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, on China's green energy intentions.

Comment: Climate challenge demands political leadershipupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 14:25:00

In September 1962, at a rally at Rice University in Houston, Texas, President John F. Kennedy told the American people: "We choose to go to the moon."

Lofty goalsupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 09:24:00

China's space program has added a new dimension to the future of space exploration and a new space race on Earth.

Chinese taikonauts' great leap into spaceupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 09:24:00

China's space program has really taken off in the last six years.

It's time to aim for Marsupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 07:44:00

Editor's note: Buzz Aldrin, whose new book is "Magnificent Desolation," was one of the two American astronauts who were the first people to set foot on the moon. Aldrin says a mission to colonize Mars would restore a sense of adventure and excitement to space travel.

Israel pilot, son of space shuttle Columbia crewman, dies in crashupdated: Sun Sep 13 2009 15:05:00

An Israel air force pilot, the son of an astronaut who died aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 2003, was killed Sunday in an F-16 fighter jet crash, Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

1969: An eventful summerupdated: Sun Aug 09 2009 16:13:00

From Woodstock and a man on the moon to the Manson murders and the Stonewall riots, the summer of 1969 was a tumultuous and eventful time. Listed below are a few of the historic and memorable moments from that summer.

Fuzzy future for NASAupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 03:37:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports the future for NASA isn't clear as the agency moves toward the end of the space shuttle era.

Astronaut Armstrong recalls moon landingupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 03:37:00

The first man on the moon marked the 40th anniversary of his historic achievement with characteristic understatement Monday, calling the program that put him on the lunar surface "a good thing to do."

'One giant leap for mankind'updated: Mon Jul 20 2009 21:44:00

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon.

Obama hails heroism of Apollo 11 astronautsupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 21:44:00

President Obama on Monday hailed the Apollo 11 astronauts who made it to the moon 40 years ago as "genuine American heroes" and "the touchstone for excellence in exploration and discovery."

The 10-year-old who helped Apollo 11, 40 years laterupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 20:40:00

On July 23, 1969, as Apollo 11 hurtled back towards Earth, there was a problem -- a problem only a kid could solve.

10 Year Old Saves Moon Missionupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 20:40:00

HLN's Susan Hendricks talks with an iReporter who helped the Apollo-11 moon mission just moments before splash down.

After walking on moon, astronauts trod various pathsupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 05:05:00

It turns out going to the moon is a tough act to follow.

Shuttle, space station crews have record-setting rendezvousupdated: Sat Jul 18 2009 06:26:00

It's the biggest meeting ever so far from Earth.

Endeavor docks with Space Stationupdated: Sat Jul 18 2009 06:26:00

Space Shuttle Endeavour docs with the International Space Station.

Moon walk video enhancedupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 10:11:00

"One small step" like you've never seen before. NASA releases enhanced footage of the original moon walk.

Could moon landings have been faked? Some still think soupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 10:11:00

It captivated millions of people around the world for eight days in the summer of 1969. It brought glory to the embattled U.S. space program and inspired beliefs that anything was possible.

NASA releases clearest videos yet of 1969 moonwalkupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 08:04:00

NASA released newly restored videos Thursday of two U.S. astronauts taking the world's first steps on the moon.

Aldrin: U.S. should go to Marsupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 12:38:00

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin talks to's Naamua Delaney about going to Mars and his moon landing.

From doughnuts to liftoff, Apollo 11 launch was blastupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 12:38:00

Just after midnight on July 16, 1969, Jack King kissed his wife goodbye at their Cocoa Beach, Florida home, jumped in his car, and drove to Dunkin' Donuts for a doughnut and a cup of coffee.

Buzz Aldrin and the Apollo 11 missionupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 22:27:00

It was 40 years ago that Buzz Aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon. The footage of Aldrin and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong from the moon captured the imagination of millions inspired a generation.

Magnificent desolationupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 22:27:00

Second man on the moon Buzz Aldrin relives the experience of the 1969 moon landing.

Commentary: Let's aim for Marsupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 10:23:00

Four decades have passed since the summer of 1969, when Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and I flew America's first lunar landing mission.

First spacewalk to fix Hubble ends after long dayupdated: Thu May 14 2009 19:20:00

The space shuttle Atlantis crew completed its first spacewalk to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, a daylong act of grueling labor that featured the replacement and installation of key instruments.

Space shuttle collects, cradles Hubbleupdated: Wed May 13 2009 14:40:00

The space shuttle Atlantis captured the Hubble Space Telescope with its robotic arm Wednesday, paving the way for astronauts to begin repairing the orbiting observatory.

'Dings' on Atlantisupdated: Wed May 13 2009 14:40:00

NASA video shows four tiles on the right side of the space shuttle Atlantis that have dings in them.

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