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SpaceX’s powerful new Falcon Heavy rocket will launch from the Kennedy Space Center this November.  That’s what Elon Musk tweeted last night.  If things work out, the Falcon Heavy could launch during the same month and from the same launch pad that saw the Saturn V rumble to orbit for the first time 50 years ago.  The plan is for all three rocket cores return for individual landings – the two side boosters at the Cape, and the center core on the drone ship out in the Atlantic.  Musk has admitted there’s a lot of risk associated with the first launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, saying it mig

A prototype of what could be the next generation of space stations is currently in orbit around the Earth.

The prototype is unusual. Instead of arriving in space fully assembled, it was folded up and then expanded to its full size once in orbit.

The moon might be flowing with much more water than we thought, thanks to ancient volcanic deposits, a new study shows.

Scientists are about to get an up-close and personal look at the planet Jupiter's most famous landmark, the Great Red Spot.

NASA's Juno spacecraft will be directly over the spot shortly after 10 p.m. ET Monday, July 10, about 5,600 miles above the gas giant's cloud tops. That's closer than any spacecraft has been before.

The spot is actually a giant storm that has been blowing on Jupiter for centuries. It's huge, larger than Earth in diameter.

NASA

Vice President Mike Pence will visit NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday, July 6.

NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage for parts of the visit starting at noon EDT with Air Force Two’s arrival at Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway, as well as a special address to the center’s workforce at 12:50 p.m.

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