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Map of the microwave background radiation left over from the Big Bang. (Getty Images)

Astronomers Detect Beginning Of The Big Bang

Researchers have found evidence of an incredibly rapid expansion of the universe a mere fraction of a second after the Big Bang.

03/17/2014

NASA image of  the remnants of supernova 1987A. (Getty Images)

New Supernova Could Help Scientists Understand Secrets Of The Universe

Closest supernova since 1987 could reveal clues about the origin of the universe.

01/23/2014

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Another Big Piece of Shuttle Trainer Arrives in WA

NASA’s special Super Guppy plane delivered another big piece of the Space Shuttle Trainer has arrived at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

07/26/2012

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

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2

Beam Me Up Scotty’s Ashes Take Off With First Commercial Rocket

Actor James Doohan, Star Trek’s ‘Scotty’, called the Seattle area home until his death in 2005. Today his ashes were successfully launched into space on the first commercial supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station.

05/22/2012

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Children’s Museum of Tacoma Opens in New Space

New exhibits, new hands-on fun and a new address for the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. C’mon in for a visit!

01/19/2012

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Space Needle Fireworks on Tap for NYE

Seattle plans to celebrate the beginning of 2012 the usual way – with fireworks launched from the top of the Space Needle.

12/31/2011

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Best Views of Space Needle Fireworks on NYE

If you are looking for a viewing place for the Space Needle’s fantastic New Year’s Eve fireworks show, you can find a spot at a local park, an evening cruise, or an overnight hotel with special deals and bird’s eye views. Here are some of our favorites.

12/27/2011

Paul Allen, chairman of Charter Communication and co-founder of Microsoft, looks towards the ANSARI X PRIZE trophy during a ceremony in St. Louis awarding the $10 million prize to Scaled Composites, LLC, creators of SpaceShipOne, on Nov. 6, 2004. (credit: Stephanie S. Cordle/Getty Images)

Microsoft Co-Founder To Build Giant Plane To Launch People, Cargo Into Space

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan say they are building a giant airplane and spaceship to zip people and cargo into orbit.

12/13/2011