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NASA releases Mars landing video: ‘Stuff of our dreams’

NASA has released the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars. It's so good and so amazing that members of the rover's landing team say they feel as though they're riding along.

NASA rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life

A NASA rover has landed on Mars in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on the red planet.

NASA rover streaks toward a landing on Mars

If it succeeds, it will be the third visit to Mars this month.

35 years since Challenger launch disaster: ‘Never forgotten’

NASA and others are marking the 35th anniversary of the Challenger launch disaster.

Halted rocket test could stall NASA moon shot, redo possible

NASA is considering a second firing of its moon rocket engines after a critical test came up short over the weekend. That could bump the first flight in NASA's lunar-landing program into next year.

North Carolina astronaut Christina Koch could become first woman on the moon

NASA has named North Carolina native Christina Koch to the Artemis moon-landing program.

US-European ocean monitoring satellite launches into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellite lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:17 a.m. and arced southward over the Pacific Ocean.

SpaceX launches 2nd crew, regular station crew flights begin

Four astronauts are in orbit and on their way to the International Space Station. Their launch Sunday night by SpaceX kicks off regular crew flights from the U.S.

Rare ‘blue moon’ will light up the Halloween night sky

Between a once-in-a-lifetime comet and a near-miss with an extremely close asteroid, 2020 has been a strange year for outer space.

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Government offers plan to release more endangered red wolves

Government wildlife officials say they have released two more critically endangered red wolves into the wild in North Carolina.

Former Marine gets prison time for smuggling guns to Haiti

A former U.S. Marine found guilty of conspiracy to illegally export and smuggle firearms and controlled equipment from the U.S. to Haiti has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.

Remaining frontline workers in Group 3 can get vaccine starting Wednesday

There's more good news coming for more North Carolinians eagerly awaiting their spot for the shot.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: First responders save woman falling off Wrightsville Beach parking deck

A body camera video shows the moments first responders rescued a woman from falling more than 40 feet off a parking deck.