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Neil Armstrong R.I.P.

Famed Apollo astronaut and the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, passed away on Saturday at the age of 82. Armstrong's achievement captivated the world, made him an American hero, and secured him a place in human history that will never be forgotten.

Knapp's News 8/19/12

A number of items have caught George Knapp's attention in the last week, including a report of a sea serpent in Norway (pictured), and a viral video spoof of NASA's JPL team.

Google Maps Mayan Ruins

Google is expanding its popular Street View feature to include dozens of 360-degree interactive photos of ancient Mayan ruins.

NASA's Prototype Lander Crashes

NASA's Morpheus experimental lander, dubbed 'the beetle', crashed and burst into flames moments after takeoff at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Easter Island Excavation

An ongoing dig around the statues of Easter Island has shed new light on the mysterious monuments. Petroglyph writings on the statues and larger subterranean 'bodies' for the infamous above ground heads are two of the insights uncovered via the project.

Curiosity's Descent

An image of the Curiosity rover descending to the Martian surface via parachute was captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Destination: Mars

Tonight marks the long-awaited arrival to Mars for NASA's Curiosity Rover. Provided that the craft survives the treacherous final stages of landing on the Martian surface, news of a successful touchdown will arrive at 10:31 PM (PT). You can follow the final moments of Curiosity's eight month journey at NASA TV.

'Beltway UFO' Revealed

The strange vehicle seen transported on DC highways back in June, dubbed the "Beltway UFO," has been revealed to be an experimental Naval aircraft.

Knapp's News 7/29/12

A number of items have caught George Knapp's attention in the last week including articles about possibly habitable exoplanets (pictured) and a grandmother's possession.

Artificial Jellyfish Created

Researchers at Caltech and Harvard have created an artificial jellyfish using a silicone base and rat heart cells.

Hole in Mars Found

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter currently circling Mars has discovered an unusual hole in the Red Planet

ISS Robot Arm & Southern Lights

This spectacular view may look like the opening scene of a science fiction blockbuster but it is actually our own planet with one of the robot arms of the International Space Station.

Knapp's News 7/15/12

Check out a list of items selected by George Knapp including his KLAS-TV I-Team report on the haunted town of Goldfield, NV, and an article about the fragility of the US power grid.

Video: Robot Almost Human?

Scientists continue to work toward designing a realistic robot which can pass for a human. The FACE robot, developed by researchers from the University of Pisa, can display a range of emotions from happiness to sadness to anger.

Five-Inch Worm Removed From Eye

Doctors in Mumbai successfully extracted a five-inch long live worm from a man's eye. The 75-year-old patient, P.K. Krishnamurthy, had complained about pain and discomfort for some time.

Reply to 'Wow! Signal'

The mysterious 1977 SETI radio detection known as the "Wow! signal" is finally getting a response from humanity via a project by the National Geographic Channel and Twitter.

Photo: Stunning Sun

Solar photographer Alan Freidman produced an out-of-this-world image of the solar surface during the Transit of Venus.

Knapp's News 6/17/12

Check out some items that have caught George Knapp's attention, including articles on recent crop circles (pictured), and a Vatican guide on how to deal with the supernatural.

'Mickey Mouse' on Mercury

On June 3, NASA's Messenger probe captured this fun image of three overlapping craters in Mercury's southern hemisphere that resemble the head and ears of Mickey Mouse.

Audio Tribute: Ray Bradbury

As an audio tribute to recently deceased Ray Bradbury, we present this free clip from the 6/15/07 show, in which he discusses his classic novel The Martian Chronicles, and host John B. Wells reads an excerpt from it.

SpaceX Dragon Docks With ISS

Private American spaceflight company SpaceX made history Friday when its Dragon capsule became the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station—a feat only four nations have ever achieved.

John Long Robot Photos

For his appearance on the 5/14/12 edition of the program, John Long sent us some images of his autonomous robots Madeleine (seen here) and the Tadros. You can check out the complete gallery here.

How Robot 'Beaming' Works

It's not Star Trek teleportation, but "beaming" of a kind has taken a big leap forward. A project funded by the European Commission has demonstrated how a person can be transported to a remote location via the internet and feel physically immersed in that setting.

Huge Sunspot Aimed at Earth

It's the equivalent of a celestial shotgun and it's pointed directly at our planet. An erupting active region of the sun, known as AR1476, has rotated into view and been captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Knapp's News 4/29/12

Check out a list of items selected by George Knapp including his KLAS-TV report on tonight's guest, Frank Cullotta (pictured).

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