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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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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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Up close with Enterprise. (Photo by Matt Molnar)
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Space Shuttle Enterprise Debuts at Intrepid Museum

Posted July 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Space Shuttle Enterprise has debuted at New York’s Intrepid Museum on Thursday after a long, somewhat tumultuous journey from Washington DC.

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Video: All 135 Space Shuttle Launches At Once

Posted July 7, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Not long after the final space shuttle lifted off in 2011, McClean Fahnestock merged footage from all 135 launches onto one screen.

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Video: NASA Engineers Face 7 Minutes of Terror During Mars Curiosity Rover Landing

Posted June 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

On August 5, computers will orchestrate the most complex landing maneuver ever attempted on another planet using the biggest Mars rover ever built.

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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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