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NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, left, Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana announce that NASA just signed a lease agreement with SpaceX of Hawthorne, Calif., for use and operation of NASA’s KSC Launch Complex 39A. Credit: Nicole Solomon
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SpaceX Leases Historic Launch Complex 39A from NASA

Posted April 22, 2014 by Ken Kremer, UniverseToday.com

The keys to NASA’s historic launch Pad 39A that propelled humanity’s first man to walk on the Moon have been handed over to new owner SpaceX.

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An artistic conception of the X-37B in Earth orbit. Credit: The U.S. Air Force
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USAF’s Super-Secret X-37B Approaches a Milestone

Posted April 9, 2014 by David Dickinson at Universe Today

A secretive mission will pass a quiet milestone at the end of this month when the U.S. Air Force’s unmanned spaceplane the X-37B surpasses 500 days in space.

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NASA's Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture this set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems)
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The Mars Mystique

Posted January 15, 2013 by Pete Spotts, The Christian Science Monitor

After 50 years of missions to Mars, scientists are unlocking some of the mysteries surrounding a planet that has long captivated mankind.

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The Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 carrying Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin to the International Space Station. (Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)
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Russia Plans Replacement For Soyuz Rocket

Posted January 14, 2013 by AFP

Russia’s struggling space agency has unveiled a new program that will see the creation of a replacement for the aging Soyuz rocket by 2020.

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The government will not be building a Death Star any time soon.
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White House Rejects Petition to Build Death Star

Posted January 11, 2013 by NYCA Admin

The executive branch of the United States government has spoken: It will not build a Death Star.

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A Saturn V rocket awaits its launch from pad 39A on the Apollo 11 moon mission. (Photo by NASA)
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For Sale or Rent: Used Launchpad, Well-Loved

Posted January 5, 2013 by Nancy Atkinson, UniverseToday.com

NASA may be looking to unload Kennedy Space Center’s launchpad 39A, starting point of every Apollo mission and many space shuttle journeys.

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Space Shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer Opens To The Public In Seattle

Posted November 20, 2012 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Seattle’s Museum of Flight welcomed the newest addition to its collection: NASA’s Space Shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer.

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Photo shows Space Shuttle Enterprise's failed protective bubble and broken tail, the only yet-known damage the aircraft received.
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Space Shuttle Enterprise Damaged During Hurricane Sandy

Posted October 31, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

The bubble meant to protect Space Shuttle Enterprise from a hurricane failed due to loss of power, damaging the spacecraft’s tail.

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Space shuttle Endeavour is towed before dawn on September 14th from her storage in the Vehicle Assembly Building to the Space Shuttle Landing Facility to be hoisted on to the back of the SCA. (Photo by Suresh Atapattu)
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Photos: Space Shuttle Endeavour Prepares for Journey to Los Angeles

Posted September 19, 2012 by Suresh Atapattu

Behind the scenes at Kennedy Space Center as Space Shuttle Endeavour and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft are prepared for their final journey.

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Expedition 32 NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba signs the side of his Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft shortly after he landed with his Expedition 32 crewmates. (Photo by NASA/Carla Cioffi)
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Soyuz Returns to Earth After Mission to International Space Station

Posted September 19, 2012 by BNO News

Three astronauts from the US and Russia landed safely aboard the Soyuz spacecraft in the central steppe of Kazakhstan early Monday morning.

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Neil Armstrong aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft following the first ever moonwalk. (Photo by Buzz Aldrin/NASA)
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Neil Armstrong Funeral Scheduled for Friday

Posted August 28, 2012 by BNO News

American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, will be laid to rest during a private service in Ohio on Friday.

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NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover. (Rendering by NASA)
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Watch Live: Mars Curiosity Rover Lands on the Red Planet at 1:31 AM ET Sunday Night/Monday Morning

Posted August 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Mars Curiosity rover, aka Mars Science Laboratory, is set to land on Mars Monday morning at 1:31 AM ET. Watch live video here.

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Sally Ride communicates with ground controllers from the flight deck of Space Shuttle Challenger during her first mission in space, STS-7. (Photo by NASA)
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Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space, Dies at Age 61

Posted July 24, 2012 by BNO News

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died in California on Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her office said in a statement. She was 61. Ride was born and raised in Encino, California, and first joined NASA in January 1978, just before finishing her Ph.D. in Physics at Stanford […]

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Up close with Enterprise. (Photo by Matt Molnar)
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Space Shuttle Enterprise Debuts at Intrepid Museum

Posted July 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Space Shuttle Enterprise has debuted at New York’s Intrepid Museum on Thursday after a long, somewhat tumultuous journey from Washington DC.

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Photos: NASA Super Guppy Delivers Space Shuttle Trainer to Seattle

Posted July 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Space Shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer made its way to Seattle’s Museum of Flight aboard NASA’s bizarrely beautiful Super Guppy aircraft.

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Video: NASA Engineers Face 7 Minutes of Terror During Mars Curiosity Rover Landing

Posted June 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

On August 5, computers will orchestrate the most complex landing maneuver ever attempted on another planet using the biggest Mars rover ever built.

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NASA and FAA Agree to Jointly Regulate Human Commercial Spaceflight

Posted June 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The US Federal Aviation Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have reached a landmark agreement that will allow the two agencies to set regulations for the burgeoning commercial space industry.

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English: Mounted under the fuselage of a modified Lockheed L-1011, the Orbital Sciences X-34 technology demonstrator is taken aloft for its first captive carry flight. (Photo by NASA/Tony Landis)
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Live Video: Pegasus Rocket Launch From an Lockheed L-1011 Airliner at 12:00 PM ET Wednesday

Posted June 13, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Pegasus rocket carrying the NuStar spacecraft is set to launch from the belly of a Lockheed L-1011 flying 40,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean at around 12:00 pm ET on Wednesday.

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Enterprise's left wingtip hits a bridge abutment. (Photo by Manny Gonzalez)
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Closeup Photos of Space Shuttle Enterprise Hitting a Bridge Abutment

Posted June 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Space Shuttle Enterprise finished its barge ride a little worse for wear on Sunday, with its right wingtip smashing into wooden pilings as it made its way between two bridge support structures.

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Enterprise meets a rainbow in New York Harbor. (Photo by Wavefront)
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48 Amazing Photos of Space Shuttle Enterprise Sailing Into New York Harbor

Posted June 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The journey of Space Shuttle Enterprise to the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum in New York City completed its second leg on Sunday, as the retired — now on a barge — made its way from John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens to a shipyard in New Jersey.

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