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  • An Extraordinary Movie

    Sept. 26, 2002

    On October 2nd, NASA TV plans to broadcast the first live video from a space shuttle's fuel tank as it soars into Earth orbit on the belly of Atlantis and falls back again.

  • Aurora Season Begins

    Sept. 23, 2002

    Autumn has arrived and that means it's time to watch out for Northern Lights.

  • Mystery Object Orbits Earth

    Sept. 20, 2002

    A puzzling object just discovered in orbit around Earth might be an Apollo rocket on a fantastic journey through the solar system.

  • A Shocking Space Movie

    Sept. 19, 2002

    Astronomers have captured extraordinary footage of a Manhattan-sized star rotating and spewing antimatter jets into space.

  • Super Spaceships

    Sept. 16, 2002

    Imagine a "holistic spaceship" that behaves eerily alive--even telling you when it feels bad; that travels much faster and weighs much less than ordinary spacecraft; that scientists will design molecule-by-molecule. NASA researchers say it's not so far-fetched!

  • Silicon Sidekicks

    Sept. 13, 2002

    NASA's successful Sojouner Mars rover had the computing power of a cricket, more or less. Researchers say we'll have to do better than that if we're serious about exploring the solar system. This story describes the emerging new technologies of smart Robotsthat will precede and later accompany human space travelers.

  • Houston, are we there yet?

    Sept. 9, 2002

    This month Science@NASA is publishing a series of stories about the technology of space exploration. Today's installment, the second, is about the engines that will propel our future spacecraft.

  • Muddy Waters

    Sept. 5, 2002

    Is it safe to swim in your local lake? Are the fish from that lake good to eat? Earth-orbiting satellites are plumbing the depths of muddy waters to find the answers.

  • Space Power

    Sept. 3, 2002

    This month Science@NASA will publish a series of stories about the technology of space exploration--and what advances in technology are needed to send human and robotic explorers across the solar system. Today's installment, "Space Power," is the first.

  • Space StationSupernova

    Aug. 28, 2002

    Next week, sky watchers in many US cities can see the Space Stationmaterialize in the morning sky just before sunrise.