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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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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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LIVE VIDEO: Launch of Mars Science Laboratory Spacecraft

Posted November 26, 2011 by NYCA Admin

An Atlas V rocket carrying the Mars Science Laboratory is set to lift off from Cape Canaveral at 10:02 AM ET on Saturday.

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Help Wanted: Space Travelers

Posted November 16, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Don’t give up on the job market just yet, because NASA is hiring astronauts.

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White House Swears Alien Spacecraft Have Not Visited Earth

Posted November 8, 2011 by BNO News

In response to two petitions calling on the White House to disclose its knowledge of alien life forms, the U.S. government has said it has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet or that an extraterrestrial presence has ever contacted any human being.

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Video: NASA Launches New Weather Satellite Aboard Delta II Rocket

Posted October 28, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Early Friday morning, a Delta II rocket carrying a climate research and weather forecasting satellite took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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DARPA Space Robots Could Revive Dead Satellites

Posted October 25, 2011 by Tammy Plotner

About 22,000 miles above the Earth, $300 million worth of retired satellites are simply taking up space in geosynchronous orbit. The DARPA Phoenix program might bring them back to life.

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Live Video: Watch ViaSat-1 Communications Satellite Launch from Kazkahstan

Posted October 19, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The world’s most powerful communications satellite ViaSat-1 is scheduled to launch atop a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:48 pm ET.

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Unmanned Air Force Space Plane Could Be Modified to Carry Astronauts

Posted October 18, 2011 by Jason Rhian, UniverseToday.com

Boeing is researching the possibility of building a passenger-carrying version of the X-37 spacecraft.

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Dream Chaser Commercial Space Plane to Undergo First Flight Test Next Summer

Posted October 13, 2011 by Jason Rhian, UniverseToday.com

It looks as though the efforts to get commercial space taxis off the ground is succeeding. Sierra Nevada Corporation’s “Dream Chaser” space plane is slated to conduct its first test flight as early as next summer.

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NASA Announces New Space Launch System Rocket Program

Posted September 15, 2011 by BNO News

NASA on Wednesday announced that it has already selected a design to develop a new Space Launch System (SLS) to transport astronauts to farther areas in space.

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NASA’s Kepler Telescope Discovers Darkest Planet Ever

Posted August 12, 2011 by BNO News

Astronomers have discovered the darkest known exoplanet, according to a report released by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics on Friday.

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Watch Live: NASA Juno Spacecraft Launch from Florida

Posted August 5, 2011 by NYCA Admin

NASA’s Jupiter-exploring Juno spacecraft is scheduled to launch atop an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday, August 5 at 11:34 am ET.

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Drought Reveals Large Piece of Space Shuttle Columbia Debris at Bottom of Texas Lake

Posted August 3, 2011 by BNO News

Previously undiscovered debris from NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia was found in Lake Nacogdoches in eastern Texas last week as a severe drought has dried out previously covered areas of the lake.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Concludes Final Mission with Perfect Landing

Posted July 21, 2011 by BNO News

Space Shuttle Atlantis on Thursday landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to end its final mission after 30 years of the administration’s Space Shuttle Program.

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