March 3, 2013 Mechanical difficulties after Friday's launch pushed back the capture of the unmanned capsule by a day. The Dragon will stay in place until the end of March, after dropping off 1,200 pounds of supplies, and return with more than twice that amount.
March 1, 2013 SpaceX founder Elon Musk says the resupply mission to the space station experienced a thruster problem, but it has been fixed.
February 27, 2013 The 72-year-old businessman who flew to the International Space Station in 2001 now wants to take advantage of planetary alignment in January 2018 that would allow for people to fly to Mars, loop around the planet, and return to Earth. Dennis Tito says he won't go, but the plan is to send a man and a woman on the 501-day trip.
February 26, 2013 The Chelyabinsk meteor was part of a group of Earth-crossing objects known as Apollo asteroids, scientists believe.
February 22, 2013 The meteor that caused at least 1,000 injuries in Russia after a startling and powerful daytime explosion one week ago has been identified as a chondrite, the most common type of meteor that falls on Earth. But that hasn't stopped a black-market economy from developing around the fragments.
February 15, 2013 Friday's major meteor strike is the third such incident to hit Russia in just over a century. Coincidence?
February 15, 2013 About the size of an office building, asteroid 2012 DA14 flew by Earth on Friday — coming within about 17,000 miles of the planet.
February 15, 2013 The sights and sounds across Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday as a meteor came roaring in were awesome. There are reports of more than 900 people being injured, most when windows shattered. But European Space Agency experts say there's no connection to the large asteroid that's whizzing past Earth later in the day.
February 11, 2013 The SETI Institute has a list of 12 choices and is collecting votes online. There's also a write-in ballot. Nemo isn't one of the nominees, but write-in candidates are being accepted. Or what about a write-in for Endor? Eyder? Maybe Korva?