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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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Space Shuttle Atlantis Final Mission Extended by One Day

Posted July 12, 2011 by BNO News

NASA on Monday decided to extend the final flight of the space shuttle Atlantis by one day in order to unpack items brought to the International Space Station.

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PHOTOS: Space Shuttle Atlantis Lifts Off on Final Mission

Posted July 8, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Space Shuttle Atlantis, the United States’ last serviceable manned spacecraft, launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 11:26am local time Friday.

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Astronaut Mark Kelly Announces Retirement from NASA

Posted June 22, 2011 by BNO News

Astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of wounded U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, on Tuesday announced that he will retire from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 1 in order to focus on his family.

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Russian Soyuz Spacecraft Launches for Space Station

Posted June 8, 2011 by BNO News

Russia’s Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft on Wednesday successfully lifted off carrying an American, a Russian and a Japanese astronaut heading to the International Space Station.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Returns to Earth for the Last Time

Posted June 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Space Shuttle Endeavour touched down at Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Wednesday morning, marking the end of the ship’s career and the close of NASA’s second-to-last shuttle mission.

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LIVE VIDEO: Space Shuttle Atlantis Rolls to Launch Pad While Endeavour Makes Late Night Landing

Posted May 31, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

Watch live video of Space Shuttle Atlantis being rolled out of the Vehicle Assembly Building for the last time and Space Shuttle Endeavour landing in the wee hours.

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NASA Plans Asteroid Mission in 2016

Posted May 28, 2011 by BNO News

NASA on Wednesday said it is eying deep space exploration and will begin with a mission in 2016 that will take samples from a distant asteroid back to Earth.

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