Spacecraft

This artist's impression shows the deep impact spacecraft as it fires an impactor into comet Temple 1. Scientists are hoping to find out more about the origins of our universe by studying the comet. (credit: NASA/Pat Rawlings via Getty Images)

NASA Declares End To Deep Impact Comet Mission

A spacecraft that gave scientists their first peek into a comet’s icy interior will explore no more, NASA said Friday.

09/20/2013

(credit: CBS)

NASA: Voyager 1 Becomes First Spacecraft To Leave Solar System

NASA said Thursday that Voyager 1 has become the first spacecraft to ever leave the solar system.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

The Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (credit: File Photo/U.S. Air Force)

Unmanned Air Force Space Plane Lands At Vandenberg Air Force Base

An unmanned Air Force space plane steered itself to a landing early Saturday at a California military base, capping a 15-month clandestine mission.

06/16/2012

A Delta II heavy launch vehicle lifts off on September 10, 2011 with NASA's GRAIL mission to the moon from launch pad 17B at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

2nd NASA Probe En Route To Moon On New Year’s Day

For the NASA team tasked with the latest lunar mission, New Year’s Day seems like Groundhog Day.

01/01/2012

(credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)

NASA’s ‘Dawn’ Spacecraft Beams Back New Images Of Asteroid

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been a fervent photographer, snapping more than 10,000 pictures of the asteroid Vesta since it slipped into orbit around the giant space rock last summer.

12/21/2011

(credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Virgin Galactic Looking For Test Pilots For Private Spaceships

Virgin Galactic is seeking people with the right stuff.

04/15/2011

This artist's impression shows the deep impact spacecraft as it fires an impactor into comet Temple 1. Scientists are hoping to find out more about the origins of our universe by studying the comet. (credit: NASA/Pat Rawlings via Getty Images)

NASA Craft Set For Valentine Rendezvous With Comet

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. After eyeing a comet for the past four years, a NASA spacecraft will finally make its move.

02/13/2011

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