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  • 26 Jul 2000

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  • 25 May 2000

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  • 17 Apr 2000

    Cancer research and sending humans to Mars may seem light-years apart, but technological advances have put them on the same flight path.

  • 10 Apr 2000

    Like Rasputin, Mir never seems to die. The 14-year-old space station is again open for business, after a 7-month hiatus, and a Netherlands-based company called Mir Corp. is eager to offer the orbiting facility for scientific use--and ultimately for visits by rich tourists.

  • 29 Mar 2000

    NASA is reorganizing its Mars exploration effort in the wake of a critical report released Tuesday. The report identifies some of the mistakes that led to last year's loss of an orbiter and a lander.

  • 24 Mar 2000

    A NASA mission to study solar flares has suffered a rough ride even before it left the ground.

  • 9 Mar 2000

    NASA is forging ahead with a $75 million mission to watch the whole Earth from space following the release of a favorable report 8 March.

  • 8 Mar 2000

    Managers of NASA's Mars exploration program are bracing for a potentially devastating report about the failure of two Mars spacecraft last year and the future direction of the effort.