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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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Shuttle Enterprise is on the move early Friday morning.
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Full Schedule: Space Shuttle Enterprise On the Move from JFK to Intrepid

Posted June 1, 2012 by NYCA Admin

With its move across Kennedy Airport Friday morning, Space Shuttle Enterprise has begun the final leg of its journey to the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum in New York, a leg which will take several days.

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Live Video: SpaceX Dragon Docks With Space Station

Posted May 25, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is expected to begin its docking with the International Space Station on Friday at around 10:02 am ET, when the Canadarm 2 is scheduled to grab the capsule and pull it into position.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral. (Photo by NASA TV)
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Video: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches Cargo Mission to International Space Station

Posted May 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule lift off May 22, 2012, from Cape Canaveral Air Force station in Florida to begin a demonstration mission to the International Space Station.

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43 Photos of Space Shuttle Enterprise Being Removed from 747 Carrier Aircraft

Posted May 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

As Saturday night turned into Sunday morning, Space Shuttle Enterprise moved one step closer to its new home at New York’s Intrepid Museum, as it was lifted off the back of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 747.

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Space Shuttle Discovery hitching a ride on the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. (Photo by NASA)
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Where to Watch Space Shuttle Enterprise Fly Over New York

Posted April 25, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A once-in-a-lifetime flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise mated to the back of the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier will be visible to millions of people they fly over much of the New York City area at low altitude before landing at JFK Airport.

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Space Shuttle Discovery and Shuttler Carrier Aircraft at Kennedy Space Center.
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Watch Live: Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives in Washington on the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

Posted April 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Watch live Tuesday morning as Space Shuttle Discovery arrives at her new home at the Smithsonian.

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Space Shuttle Discovery while being prepped for display at the Smithsonian. (Photo by Suresh Attapatu)
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Photos: Inside the Mummification of Space Shuttle Discovery

Posted March 27, 2012 by Suresh Atapattu

An exclusive look at the preparation of Space Shuttle Discovery as it becomes a shell of its former self before moving to the Smithsonian.

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The Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) is scheduled to launch the first unmanned Orion crew cabin into a high altitude Earth orbit in 2014 atop a Delta 4 Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Artist’s concept.Photo Courtesy NASA.gov
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Orion Crew Capsule Targeted for Orbital Test Flight in 2014

Posted March 21, 2012 by Ken Kremer, UniverseToday.com

The Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 is scheduled to launch the first unmanned Orion crew cabin into a high altitude Earth orbit in 2014 atop a Delta 4 heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Space Shuttle Discovery passes Atlantis on her journey to the VAB, and later, the Smithsonian. For a brief few seconds, the two spacecraft were a few feet apart, a scene which will never be replicated.
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Photos: Space Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis Meet One Last Time

Posted March 16, 2012 by Suresh Atapattu

Sister space shuttles Discovery and Atlantis crossed paths for the last time last week before they are mummified and shipped off to museums.

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Video: Another Amateur Video of Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion Revealed

Posted March 12, 2012 by NYCA Admin

For the third time in two years, unseen footage of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster has been uncovered, this time from a teenager using a Super 8 movie camera.

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Video: Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Caught on Tape from Orlando Airport

Posted February 22, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Only the second known amateur video of the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy has surfaced 26 years after the disaster.

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Video: Stephen Colbert Pleads for NASA Funding

Posted February 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A new tongue-in-cheek public service announcement from Stephen Colbert reminds us of the practical research astronauts perform on the International Space Station.

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New Military Communications Satellite Launched From Cape Canaveral

Posted January 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Delta IV rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida on Thursday evening carrying a communications satellite to be used by US and Australian military forces.

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Boeing 747SP-Based Telescope Discovers Newborn Stars

Posted January 14, 2012 by Jason Major, UniverseToday.com

The NASA SOFIA airborne telescope has uncovered a cluster of newborn stars within a giant cloud of gas and dust 6,400 light-years from Earth.

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Figure 1: Outside OPF #02, the resident’s name is on the wall but unlike the previous 30 years, there are no mission details. (Author))
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Photos: On the Flight Deck of Space Shuttle Atlantis

Posted January 9, 2012 by Suresh Atapattu

Take a tour inside the cockpit of Space Shuttle Atlantis as the avionics are powered on one final time before being decommissioned and put on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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Final Call: Elderly Woman Sues TSA Over Strip Search, Delta Plane Searched for Explosives

Posted December 4, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

An 85-year-old lady sues the TSA after being strip searched, Frontier Airlines has a long and frightening road ahead, Mars Curiosity is doing A-Ok and more…

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