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July 7, 2012

Video: All 135 Space Shuttle Launches At Once

Not long after the final space shuttle launch in 2011, McClean Fahnestock created “The Grand Finale,” a piece in which he merged footage from all 135 launches onto a single screen. We’re not sure how this clip escaped us until now, but we’re glad we found it. (Thanks, UniverseToday)

Yes, it does include footage of STS-51-L, the failed launch of Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. And in an interesting bit of editing, while the audio from the other launches is garbled into the sort of din you’d hear in a crowded restaurant, it sounds like Fahnestock upped the volume on the haunting words of NASA spokesman Steve Nesbitt: “Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction.”



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PHOTOS: The Three Remaining WB-57Fs Take Flight Over Houston

Residents of Houston Texas were given a rare treat last Thursday: A formation flight by the only three remaining airworthy B-57s, NASA's WB-57Fs.
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President Richard M. Nixon and Dr. James C. Fletcher, NASA Administrator, discuss the proposed Space Shuttle vehicle in San Clemente, California, on January 5, 1972. (Photo by NASA)

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WATCH LIVE: Orion EFT-1 Launch Will Test Human Flight Into Deep Space

Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft, is set to launch atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:05 a.m. Watch it live!
by Sarina Houston
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