» On This Day In Space! March 17, 1958: U.S. Launches Vanguard 1, 1st Solar-Powered Satellite
03/17/18 05:30
On St. Patrick's Day in 1958, the U.S. Navy launched Vanguard 1, the first solar-powered satellite and the oldest artificial satellite currently orbiting the Earth. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.

» Books and Black Holes: Stephen Hawking's Language Helps Us Grasp the Cosmos
03/17/18 05:15
Those inspired by Stephen Hawking's classic book "A Brief History of Time" and by his legacy in cosmology are now picking up where Hawking's genius left off.

» Stephen Hawking: Martin Rees Looks Back on Colleague's Spectacular Success Against All Odds
03/17/18 05:10
UK's Astronomer Royal Martin Rees shares his memories of the late star physicist Stephen Hawking.

» China's Tiangong-1 Space Lab Expected to Fall to Earth in 2 to 3 Weeks
03/17/18 05:00
A new forecast by the European Space Agency’s Space Debris Office predicts that the 8.5-ton Tiangong-1 spacecraft will fall back to Earth between March 30 and April 6.

» Human 'chimeric' cells restore crucial protein in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
03/16/18 18:25
Cells made by fusing a normal human muscle cell with a muscle cell from a person with Duchenne muscular dystrophy -- a rare but fatal form of muscular dystrophy -- were able to significantly improve muscle function when implanted into th...

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