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Astronaut Jeanette Epps was removed from her highly anticipated NASA mission because of "oppressive racism and misogyny," her brother says.

Lego decided to create a NASA women toy set with Katherine Johnson and Mae Jemison. The toy set will be a commemoration of five women who played a pivotal role in the Unites States space program. Lego doesn’t have a set date, but the women will be out late 2017 or early 2018. The 98-year old […]

Astronaut Jeanette Epps will make history as the first African-American astronaut to fly on board the International Space Station as a flight engineer during an expedition in May 2018.

A museum will also go alongside the memorial to trace the country's history from slavery to present day. The structure is slated to open in April 2017.

Astronaut Scott Kelly is returning to Earth after a year-long mission on the International Space Station. PBS will air A YEAR IN SPACE on Wednesday at 8pm ET (check local listings), providing a unique and thorough overview of Scott’s year in space.  Scott Kelly, whose current 12-month stay on the International Space Station is testing […]

Space Center Houston Announces Opening of International Landmark HOUSTON, Aug. 12, 2015 – It’s a date! Space Center Houston will open the new international landmark Independence Plaza on Jan. 23. The eight-story-tall multiple-exhibit complex is the biggest project for the nonprofit since the center opened in 1992 and features a shuttle replica mounted on top of the first shuttle […]

On this day, July 20, 1969, the American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk/step foot onto the moon 46 years ago today. The brief history of Nation Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) begins with the effort to send an American to moon started with our President John F. Kennedy on May 25, […]

A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded Sunday directly after takeoff. According to reports, the accident occurred about 2 1/2 minutes into the…

Retired NASA astronaut Leland Melvin (pictured) became an Internet sensation after his official portrait surfaced online showing him posing with his two dogs, ABC News…

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Penn State University/NASA/JPL-Caltech via NASA(HOUSTON) -- Two NASA space telescopes have discovered a “brown dwarf” -- a star without the mass to burn nuclear fuel and radiate light -- that’s as cold as the North Pole, according to the space agency.“It is remarkable that even after many decades of studying the sky, we still do not have a complete inventory of the sun’s nearest neighbors,” NASA scientist Michael Werner said in a statement Friday.The star is surprisingly close: it ranks as the fourth-closest star system to Earth’s sun at 7.2 light-years away (the closest star system, Alpha Centauri, is four light-years away).“It’s very exciting to discover a new neighbor of our solar system that is so close,” said Kevin Luhman, a Pennsylvania State University astronomer. “And given its extreme temperature, it should tell us a lot about the atmospheres of planets, which often have similarly cold temperatures.”The temperatures on this brown dwarf is between minus-54 and 9 degrees Fahrenheit. Brown dwarfs lack the mass to shed light or much heat, making them hard to detect without a telescope that can use an infrared lens.Other brown dwarf stars that humans have discovered have been approximately room temperature. Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio