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June 7, 2019
NASA to allow private citizens to fly to the International Space Station
June 7, 2019 - 10:23am
May 23, 2019
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NASA announces contract for space station to orbit moon
May 23, 2019 - 1:57pm
May 13, 2019
President Donald Trump. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Trump wants an additional $1.6 billion for NASA's moon mission
May 13, 2019 - 10:15pm
May 12, 2019
Astronaut Anna Fisher near the aft flight deck of Discovery in 1984 as fellow crew members worked to retrieve two stranded communications satellites. (Courtesy of NASA)
She was pregnant when NASA offered to send her to space, Anna Fisher didn't hesitate
May 12, 2019 - 9:32am
April 9, 2019
A melting iceberg in Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, June 14, 2014.  (Michael Kirby Smith/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)
As White House questions climate change, US military is planning for it
April 9, 2019 - 9:34am
March 20, 2019
A view across Bennu's southern hemisphere and into space, showing the number and distribution of boulders across the asteroid's surface.
The smallest and farthest worlds ever explored by NASA are really, really weird
March 20, 2019 - 1:20pm
March 7, 2019
Astronaut Anne McClain, left, and Astronaut Christine Koch, right. NASA handout photo by Robert Markowitz
First all-female spacewalk will take place during Women's History Month
March 7, 2019 - 2:48pm
February 13, 2019
Opportunity's heat shield impact site is seen on Mars in an approximately true-color mosaic of panoramic camera images taken Dec. 28, 2004. On the left, the main heat shield piece is inverted and its metallic insulation layer glints in the sunlight. Handout courtesy of NASA/JPL/Cornell
NASA says goodbye to record-setting Mars rover Opportunity
February 13, 2019 - 3:40pm
December 22, 2018
According to a survey by Shorr Packaging Corp., 31 percent of respondents have had a package stolen from their doorstep. (Dreamstime/TNS)
WATCH: A porch pirate glitter bomb brought Christmas joy to millions. Some of it was staged.
December 22, 2018 - 11:09am
November 30, 2018
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Astronaut Mark Vande Hei speaks to fourth- and fifth-grade students Thursday at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar.
Willmar kids learn about space travel from the real deal during visit from astronaut Mark Vande Hei
November 30, 2018 - 7:41am
November 28, 2018
Astronaut to speak Friday evening in Willmar
November 28, 2018 - 8:01am
November 26, 2018
This image, taken at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colo., shows several of the critical landing systems of the InSight Mars lander, including the thrusters, lander legs and science deck.  NASA/Lockheed Martin.
'Flawless': NASA's InSight explorer lands safely on Mars
November 26, 2018 - 8:41pm
September 28, 2018
Pat Shaw (circled at right) stands with other photographers who documented the Apollo 11 mission along with the Apollo 11 command module aboard the USS Hornet. Photo courtesy of Pat Shaw
Watching history splash down: Duluth photographer recalls brush with moon landing
September 28, 2018 - 7:01pm
September 10, 2018
NASA's vehicle assembly building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton.
Why NASA's next rockets might say Budweiser on the side
September 10, 2018 - 10:06am
August 9, 2018
An illustration of the sun-bound Parker Solar Probe. MUST CREDIT: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben
This NASA spacecraft is about to probe one of Earth's scariest threats - the sun
August 9, 2018 - 5:37pm