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Recent articles by Andrea:

World Cup from space: See stunning images of the soccer stadiums taken by satellites

Team USA has played in two stadiums — USA tied Wales in Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on Nov. 21, then tied England 0-0 Friday at Al Bayt Stadium. → Read More

On heels of NASA moon launch, China outlines new lunar timeline

China's latest lunar timeline could include a crewed mission to the moon around 2030. → Read More

Houston researchers' medical device, set for space station test, may help astronauts reach Mars

On Earth, device could also help people who live in remote areas access health care. → Read More

NASA's Orion spacecraft reaches the moon, begins lunar orbit next week

Artemis I mission marks the first time in 50 years that a spacecraft designed for humans circled the moon. → Read More

NASA's Artemis I mission expected to reach the moon Monday

NASA's Orion spacecraft will reach the moon on Monday, representing the next big milestone in the Artemis I mission that launched last week. → Read More

Artemis I launch pushes limits of space travel as NASA, Houston aim to return astronauts to the moon

This uncrewed mission will really push the Orion spacecraft with a longer mission than any space shuttle or Apollo capsule. → Read More

7 things to know about NASA's Artemis I mission around the moon

NASA will try for the third time to launch its mega moon rocket on Wednesday. Here's what... → Read More

The military's mysterious spaceplane returns after 908 days orbiting the Earth

It was the sixth mission for the reusable vehicle, which has wings like the space shuttle but is one-fourth the size. → Read More

NASA set for 3rd try at launching Artemis I mega rocket, marking a new era of lunar exploration

With an eye on China, U.S. hopes to set the tone for how nations compete in space. → Read More

NASA's space shuttle Challenger remnants found by divers

Divers searching the Bermuda Triangle for WWII-era aircraft found wreckage from the space shuttle Challenger that exploded in 1986. → Read More

NASA's moon rocket to stay on launch pad as Tropical Storm Nicole heads toward Florida

NASA will leave its moon rocket on the launch pad to weather Tropical Storm Nicole. → Read More

Houston just had its hottest June yet. The next two months could also be 'above normal'

Last month was the hottest June on record for Houston — and unfortunately, the rest of this summer could also be a swelter. → Read More

Only 2 companies submitted complete proposals to build NASA spacesuits. They both have Houston ties.

Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace were the only two companies that submitted complete proposals to build NASA spacesuits. They both have Houston ties. → Read More

U.S. company boosts space station orbit, showing NASA doesn't have to solely rely on Russia

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft boosted the International Space Station's altitude, showing that NASA doesn't have to solely rely on Russia. → Read More

NASA continues trying to latch Lucy spacecraft's solar array. Here's why it's important.

NASA continues trying to latch Lucy spacecraft's solar array. Lucy is on a mission to visit the Trojan asteroids that share Jupiter’s orbit around the sun. → Read More

GAO: NASA projects exceeded cost estimates by $3B in past year

The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that major NASA projects collectively exceeded their cost estimates by almost $3 billion in the past year. → Read More

NASA mega moon rocket: Launch date targeted for late August

NASA hopes to launch its mega moon rocket for the first time in late August. → Read More

Houston organization gives $600K for diversity in space research

A Houston organization is providing $600,000 to promote diversity in space health research. → Read More

NASA announces seven new flight directors

NASA announces seven new flight directors to work at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. → Read More

Houston company could bring nuclear power for rovers and living spaces on the moon

IX, a joint venture between Houston-based Intuitive Machines and Rockville, Md.-based... → Read More