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Chinese crew returns to Earth after ambitious test flight

China's fourth manned space flight ended with a jarring touchdown in Inner Mongolia after a successful flight to test docking procedures and techniques needed for building a Mir-class space station later this decade.

By Jun. 28, 2012


Russian Soyuz capsule brings three station fliers back to Earth

A Russian cosmonaut, a NASA astronaut and a European Space Agency physician-astronaut closed out a six-month stay in space early Sunday with a pinpoint landing in Kazakhstan.

By Jul. 1, 2012


When to buy a camera--and when to wait

Regardless of your skills as a photographer there's one time when you don't want to buy a new camera.

By Apr. 26, 2010


Looking back on Demo 09: Hope springs eternal

Demo 09 reminded Larry Magid of a high-school reunion--the people are familiar but there's not quite as much energy as years ago.

By Mar. 9, 2009


Endeavour ends final mission with smooth landing

The space shuttle returned to Earth today, wrapping up its 25th and final mission and setting the stage for launch of the Atlantis next month on the program's final voyage.

By Jun. 1, 2011


The 404 Podcast 509: Where nobody likes country music, except for everyone

The 404 Podcast 509: Where nobody likes country music, except for everyone

By Feb. 1, 2010


Say what? Mark Cuban threatens to popularize 'the motorboat' on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Billionaire tech entrepreneur makes his first appearance on the corny ABC reality show on Tuesday night. On his blog, he gives some hints.

By Sep. 25, 2007


Shuttle Atlantis lands after its final flight

First launched in October 1985, Atlantis has docked at space stations, launched planetary probes, and last year visited the Hubble Space Telescope for a final overhaul.

By May. 26, 2010


Shuttle Endeavour glides to ghostly night landing

The space plane returns to Earth, with just four missions left for NASA's shuttle program, having brought a new cupola to the International Space Station.

By Feb. 22, 2010


Discovery glides to smooth California landing

Running a day late because of stormy weather in Florida, the shuttle Discovery glides to a smooth Mojave Desert landing to close out a successful space station resupply mission.

By Sep. 11, 2009