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Watch NASA's celebrations of the Apollo 11 landing

Watch NASA’s celebrations of the Apollo 11 landing

As NASA celebrates the 45th anniversary of the first crewed lunar landing, it is taking steps along the part to its next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.

Drop test of the Orion spacecraft

VIDEO: NASA tests parachutes for Orion spacecraft

The Orion spacecraft will need huge parachutes to bring it safely back to the ground. These videos show how it will all work.

SOHO coronograph image of a CME

GALLERY: Solar blast

The Sun has unleashed a huge eruption of plasma, or coronal mass ejection, spotted by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft.

Montage of space calendars

2014 astronomy and space calendars

It’s not too late to grab one of these beautiful 2014 astronomy and space exploration calendars.

Artist's impression of an exoplanet

Five new rocky planets discovered

Astronomers have announced the discovery of another handful of planets as they work on expanding the galactic planetary census.

Artist's concept of MAVEN

NASA Mars mission set for launch

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission aims to find out why Mars lost most of its atmosphere.

Antares Rocket Launches

Antares roars into space

New US rocket completes its maiden flight, launching a simulated payload into Earth orbit.

Launch of Apollo 5

Remembering Apollo 5

First test flight of the Apollo lunar module was launched 45 years ago today.

Artist's concept of the joint Orion/ATV module in Earth orbit

Europe/NASA join forces for next step

European service module will power NASA’s crew module on deep space missions.

Illustration of the Bigelow BEAM on the ISS

Space Station to test inflatable module

The universe is expanding, and now so it seems are the modules on the International Space Station.