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Apollo Moon Rock Rediscovered in Cambodia Debuts on Display

A moon rock gifted to Cambodia by the U.S. amidst the Vietnam War has been found and put on display after being all but lost to time and strife.

Sally Ride’s Space Stamp Collection: Inside the Astronaut’s Albums

Before Sally Ride left her personal stamp on space history, the astronaut found a passion for collecting space-topical stamps. The first American woman to fly into space, Ride was honored with a United States postage stamp of her own.

Image of the Day

NASA's Curiosity rover took this selfie on Mars during a planet-wide dust storm that forced the Opportunity rover to enter a sleep mode on June 12.

NASA Has a Plan to Defend Earth Against Asteroid Impacts. We’ll Find Out More Today

NASA has a plan to protect the Earth from death by asteroid, and the space agency will unveil it to the world today (June 20). But don't panic yet, NASA says there's no known asteroid threat right now.

On This Day In Space! June 20, 1983: Challenger Launches Palapa B Satellite

On June 20, 1983, the crew of the space shuttle Challenger – including America's first space woman Sally Ride -- deployed an Indonesian communications satellite called Palapa-B1 into orbit. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.

Donald Trump Wants a ‘Space Force,’ But America Already Has One

In a meeting of the National Space Council yesterday (June 18), President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to get cracking on building a sixth branch of the U.S. military called the Space Force. We have one. It's called the Air Force.

Trump’s Space Force Push Reopens Arguments About Military in Space

President Donald Trump's call this week that to create a sixth branch of the U.S. military — which he called the "Space Force" — has reopened a wider debate on the military's role in space.

Why Are Astronauts Moonwalking on the Bottom of This Giant Pool?

With government leaders and space organizations aiming to bring humans back to the moon, how do astronauts train to work on the lunar surface? A really, really deep pool.

Whoa! Watch This Fireball Blaze Over a Foo Fighters Concert in the Netherlands

A brilliant fireball brought some out-of-this-world fireworks to a Foo Fighters concert in the Netherlands on Saturday (June 16).

Space Station Astronaut Chats with Passengers Aboard ‘Viking Orion’ Cruise Ship

NASA astronaut Drew Feustel called the Viking Orion cruise ship Saturday (June 16). This is the first time that an International Space Station crewmember has contacted a nonmilitary vessel.
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