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Branson heads to spacecraft crash site as probe starts

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, British entrepreneur Richard Branson poses with SpaceShipTwo at a Virgin Galactic hangar at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif. The Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket exploded Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

British tycoon Richard Branson was poised to rally his grieving Virgin Galactic staff in California on Saturday as investigators began probing the spacecraft crash that left one pilot dead and another seriously injured.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Rare comet fly-by of Mars on Sunday

Comet Red Planet

A fast-moving comet is about to fly by Mars for a one-in-a-million-year encounter with the Red Planet, photographed and documented by a flurry of spacecraft, NASA said.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

India directs spacecraft toward Martian orbit

India Space Mars

An Indian spacecraft was nearing its final destination in orbit around Mars on Wednesday, with scientists hoping a success will launch the nation into an elite club of deep-space explorers.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Filipino scientist helps make cooking on Mars possible

Cornell_Team_Floating

For the next NASA space explorations, astronauts would soon be able to cook as if they were in their own home kitchen, without worrying about their ingredients floating away when they stir-fry in a zero gravity spacecraft, thanks in part to a Filipino scientist.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

NASA’s MAVEN enters Mars orbit

NASA MAVEN Mars

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft began orbiting Mars on Sunday, on a mission to study how the Red Planet’s climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

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