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  • Space StationEclipse

    Dec. 2, 2002

    The crew of the International Space Stationwill enjoy a unique view of this week's total solar eclipse--looking down at the moon's shadow on the earth below.

  • Balancing Brains

    Nov. 22, 2002

    NASA researchers have discovered something odd: if you put an astronaut in a spinning chair, their brains might decide they are back in space. Why? The answer may reveal important lessons about human learning.

  • A Super Galactic Discovery

    Nov. 20, 2002

    Astronomers have spotted two supermassive Black Holesin the crowded center of a distant galaxy. And it's only a matter of time, they say, before the pair collide.

  • A Spaceship Among Meteors

    Nov. 18, 2002

    With millions of people watching, the International Space Stationwill glide over North America during the 2002 Leonid meteor storm. Some of the apparitions will be remarkably eye-catching.

  • The Leonids TV Show

    Nov. 16, 2002

    NASA TV kicks off live coverage of the 2002 Leonid meteor storm on Monday evening, Nov. 18th. The broadcast will feature live reports from around the world and weird meteor sounds.

  • Space, Inc.

    Nov. 15, 2002

    NASA and other government agencies are helping the commercial space industry get off the ground by validating and buying satellite data.

  • Leonid Observing Tips

    Nov. 14, 2002

    The 2002 Leonid meteor storm is due on Tuesday, Nov. 19th. A NASA expert offers common-sense advice to meteor watchers who plan to observe the display.

  • Dark Rings

    Nov. 8, 2002

    Many years ago Pioneer 11 flew through Jupiter's rings, but no one knew it at the time. This week NASA's Galileo spacecraft did it again ... and scientists were ready.

  • The Roar of Innovation

    Nov. 6, 2002

    The space shuttle's main engines are the best performing chemical rockets on Earth. You can listen to one roar during a live webcast of a engine test-firing on Nov. 8th.

  • Saving Cajun Country

    Nov. 1, 2002

    Archeologists and engineers will soon be using NASA satellite data to restore endangered wetlands without accidentally destroying Native American cultural sites.