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Iconic Kennedy Space Center Countdown Clock seen here retires
NASA’s 135th and final shuttle mission takes flight on July 8, 2011 at 11:29 a.m. from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida bound for the ISS and the high frontier with Chris Ferguson as Space Shuttle Commander. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com
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Iconic Kennedy Space Center Countdown Clock Retires

Posted November 21, 2014 by Ken Kremer, UniverseToday.com

Space enthusiasts say goodbye to Kennedy Space Center’s iconic Countdown Clock after years of poor weather and decades of unforgiving time have visibly taken their toll.

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Comet 67P on 19 September 2014, as seen by Rosetta.
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Better than Bieber, Rosetta’s Comet Sings Strange, Seductive Song

Posted November 12, 2014 by Bob King at Universe Today

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is singing a song to the tune of frogs, purring and ping pong balls, and it’s beautiful.

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Updated: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight

Posted November 1, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Continuing coverage of the breakup and crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo in California’a Mojave Desert.

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Rise of the Independence at Space Center Houston

Posted August 15, 2014 by Shannon D. Moore

As hundreds of onlookers watched, the 171,860 pound (86 ton) space shuttle Independence replica gently rose off its mobile transporter and onto the the NASA905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

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Photo by Shannon Moore (@ageekmom on Twitter)
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LIVE: Watch “Rise of Independence,” Space Shuttle Raised Onto 747 in Houston

Posted August 14, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Watch live as the space shuttle replica Independence is raised and mounted onto the 747 shuttle carrier aircraft at Johnson Space Center.

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Black Sky: Virgin’s Spaceship Carrier Takes to the Air For 150th Time

Posted July 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Howell, UniverseToday.com

Virgin Galactic recently posted a new photo of the carrier aircraft that will bring the spaceship to altitude for its kick to orbit. Called WhiteKnightTwo, the aircraft completed its 150th flight.

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A member of NASA’s Global Hawk fleet takes to the air. Credit: NASA/Armstrong Spaceflight Research Center.
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It’s Hurricane Season and NASA is Ready Like Never Before

Posted June 16, 2014 by David Dickinson at Universe Today

What’s in the cards weather-wise for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season? NASA is deploying its latest weapons in its hurricane-hunting arsenal.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils SpaceX Dragon V2 next generation astronaut spacecraft on May 29, 2014. Credit: Robert Fisher/America Space
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Meet SpaceX’s New Manned Dragon: Cool Animation Shows ‘How It Works’

Posted June 3, 2014 by Ken Kremer, UniverseToday.com

Want to meet and fly aboard SpaceX’s next generation manned Dragon V2 spacecraft? Well hop aboard for a ride to the International Space Station and back.

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NASA 905 shown ferrying Space Shuttle Discovery. (Photo courtesy of NASA)
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NASA 905 Retires and Moves to Johnson Space Center

Posted April 28, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

NASA 905 will be the centerpiece of a new $12 million exhibit at Johnson Space Center, complete with a mock-up of a space shuttle on its back.

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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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