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Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space – Photo: Scott Parazynski | NASA
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Canada’s Homegrown Astronaut: Chris Hadfield

Posted November 18, 2014 by Kris Hull

In an era where most astronauts are fairly anonymous, Colonel Chris Hadfield enjoys rock star-type popularity. Colonel Hadfield shares some of his amazing experiences in space with us.

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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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Watch Live: SpaceX Unveils Their First Manned Spacecraft at 10pm EST

Posted May 29, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

SpaceX will unveil what will be the next American spacecraft to take humans to space, the Dragon 2! Watch it live…

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NYCA At The Movies – The Best Ever Aviation and Space Films (According to Us)

Posted February 27, 2014 by Gabe Andino

NYCAviation proudly presents its list of the best aviation and space movies of all time, as voted by our staff and readers.

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Billion-Pixel View From Curiosity at Rocknest, Raw Color
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Celebrate One Year of Curiosity On Mars

Posted August 6, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

One year ago today, NASA’s nuclear-powered Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity epically landed landed on mars in the most absolutely of dramatic fashion. The “sky crane” landing, dubbed “7 minutes of terror,” required the transformation into six different configurations, all of which worked exactly as intended. Since landing, Curiosity has found evidence of extraterrestrial water, discovered […]

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Frame from SS2 Boom Camera during first rocket-powered flight
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Virgin Galactic Hits Major Milestone With First Live In-Air Engine Test

Posted April 29, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Hot on the heels of a “cold-flow” engine test earlier this month, Virgin Galactic has hit another major milestone with the first in-air testing of their rocket engine in flight. SpaceShipTwo took to the air early Monday Morning and for the first time fully powered up its rocket engine for the first time in the […]

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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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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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Kim Jong-un watches something in the sky. (Photo by Korean Central News Agency)
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North Korea Ready To Try Another Rocket Launch Carrying ‘Satellite’

Posted December 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

North Korea will this month attempt for a second time to launch a long-range rocket carrying a satellite, the government announced Saturday.

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