October 3, 2007The space race started with a little thing called Sputnik. Since then, the heavens have only gotten more crowded. In this multipart series, we take a look at the state of space exploration 50 years on.TAGS:exploration, Newsmaker, Digg, Silicon Valley, satellite, space, U.S.
October 26, 2006The two-year mission aims to capture the first-ever 3D images of solar storms--which can pack the punch of an armory's worth of nuclear bombs. Photos: Twin robots to map the sun TAGS:sun, spacecraft, robot, scientist, satellite, space, 3D
June 22, 2006Scientists hope fruit flies will help them better understand health risks in space during NASA's next shuttle mission. Images: Flies in outer spaceTAGS:fly, flight, health, food, scientist, space