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Tom Kibble, 83, physicist who helped discover the Higgs mechanism

Dr. Kibble’s research was at the root of at least three seminal discoveries that earned others the Nobel prize.

5 years after shuttle, NASA awaits commercial crew capsules

Five years after Atlantis completed the space shuttle program’s final voyage, NASA is still at least a year away from launching its astronauts from U.S. soil.

SpaceX launches space station docking port for NASA

The company also sent along a DNA decoder for high-flying genetic research and brought its leftover first-stage booster back to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

SpaceX to take another shot at launching station docking port

The last one went up in smoke over the Atlantic last year, a rocket accident casualty.

Virus-hunting astronaut will test DNA-decoding device

“It’s never been done before,” said newly arrived space station astronaut Kate Rubins.

Destination Jupiter: What to expect during the Juno mission

Now that the Juno spacecraft is settled in orbit around Jupiter, the real work is about to begin.