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Perseid Meteor Shower Underway, Peaks Saturday

The annual Perseid meteor shower is underway this week. The sky show peaks on Saturday night into Sunday morning.

CBS Miami–08/10/2012

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NASA Releases First Hi-Res Images From Mars Rover

NASA has released the first full-resolution images from Curiosity, which arrived on Mars late Sunday after an eight-month commute from Earth.

CBS Miami–08/09/2012

Sally Ride (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

(Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltec via Getty Images)

Space Rock To Fly By Earth Thursday Night

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s actually a “potentially hazardous” asteroid the size of a city block.

CBS4–06/14/2012

The International Space Station crew captured the Dragon spacecraft at 9:56 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 25, 2012. (Source: NASA.gov)

ISS Astronauts Capture The Dragon

It’s the start of a new era in space technology. Friday, the first-ever private spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station, making history as the first commercial delivery in orbit.

CBS4–05/25/2012

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on December 8, 2010 from launch pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida.  (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

1st Private Cargo Run To Space Station Now May 19

The International Space Station may soon have some new cargo now that a private U.S. company has set a new date for launching a cargo ship to the orbiting outpost.

CBS4–05/05/2012

Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies past the Statue of Liberty prior to landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport on April 27, 2012 in New York City. Enterprise, which was flown from Washington, DC, will eventually be put on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives In The Big Apple

The space shuttle Enterprise has landed into the history books as part of its final flight to the Big Apple on top of a modified jumbo jet.

CBS4–04/27/2012

Guests photograph the Space Shuttle Discovery following a transfer ceremony at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, April 19, 2012, as the Shuttle Discovery is officially received by the museum and will be placed on permanent display. Discovery is the first spaceship of the retired US shuttle fleet to enter its permanent home as a museum artifact, replacing the prototype Space Shuttle Enterprise, which will be moved to a museum in New York.  (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives At New Home

Space Shuttle Discovery is settling into its new home just outside Washington, DC. Discovery was lifted off its Boeing 747 carrier Thursday and towed to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia.

CBS4–04/19/2012

The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with space shuttle Discovery bolted to its top is backed out of the Mate-Demate Device Monday, April 16, 2012. The SCA will take Discovery to its new home in Virginia on Tuesday. (Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett)

Shuttle Discovery Ready For Voyage To Museum

The space shuttle Discovery has one last mission to complete before its put on public display.

CBS4–04/16/2012

In this handout image provided by NASA, the International Space Station photographed by a crew member on board the space shuttle Atlantis as the two spacecraft performed rendezvous and docking operations on the STS-135 mission's third day in Earth orbit July 10, 2011 in space. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Space Milestone: Date Set For First Private Flight To ISS

Cape Canaveral will be the site of the launch of the first commercially built space capsule to the International Space Station.

CBS4–03/19/2012

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