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Buy a spare Mars Viking lander project rocket engine

Get a head start on building your very own 1970s-style Mars orbiter by snapping up an engine built for NASA's Viking project.

By September 16, 2014

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Astrobotic takes off for the Google Lunar XPrize

Milestone tests for the Google Lunar XPrize are underway. We join Team Astrobotic in the Mojave Desert for a test of their rocket-powered Masten lander.

By August 14, 2014

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Landing on a comet is hard: Rosetta searches for the sweet spot

The Rosetta mission has narrowed down the selection of possible landing sites to just five candidates, but it's going to be tricky to touch down.

By August 26, 2014

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Close-up of first comet to give a ride around the sun

An ESA spacecraft nears its target, a comet the Philae lander will saddle up to for a ride around our nearest star.

By July 31, 2014

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Google Lunar XPrize: Astrobotic lifts off

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. Astrobotic is one of those teams, and it recently completed an important test at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

By August 14, 2014

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Astronaut drives rover on Earth -- from space

Traveling in orbit at over 17,000 miles per hour, an ESA astronaut maneuvers a remote-controlled vehicle in the Netherlands to demonstrate "space Internet."

By August 11, 2014

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Rosetta spacecraft makes historic comet rendezvous

The craft, launched back in 2004, rendezvoused with comet 67P/GC, ahead of a planned landing in November.

By August 6, 2014

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Ads in space: Mars One offers interplanetary product placement

Mars One hopes to lure investors with an opportunity to send marketing materials all the way to the Red Planet.

By June 30, 2014

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Google Lunar XPrize: The world's next great space race

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. This summer, we'll travel the world and follow five of those teams' final tests and preparations. Here's a taste of what's to come.

By July 1, 2014

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Google Lunar XPrize competition enters milestone phase

There's $30 million available to 18 teams vying to be the first nongovernment entity to land a rover on the moon. Five of those teams are eligible for a $6 million boost this summer.

By April 1, 2014