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  • Space probe
    SpaceX nears ‘preliminary conclusions’ on rocket failure
    SpaceX, whose unmanned cargo rocket exploded soon after being launched in late June, expects to reach “preliminary conclusions” about the failed flight by week’s end, company founder Elon Musk said July 5.SpaceX “will brief...
  • New Horizon still on schedule despite Saturday's glitch
    New Horizon still on schedule despite Saturday's glitch
    For most of the country July 4th means putting out our American Flags, getting our barbecues ready and planning a fireworks display. For the people at Command Central at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland...
  • Artist impression of Pluto and Charon
    NASA's New Horizon safe mode anomaly not likely to affect the Pluto mission
    The New Horizons space probe has spent nearly a decade voyaging to the edge of the Solar System for its encounter with Pluto. So one can imagine the consternation of the scientists and engineers who have labored to execute the close encounter with...
  • Russia successfully launches a supply mission to the ISS
    Russia successfully launches a supply mission to the ISS
    At the International Space Station they are counting on the old adage the third time is a charm. That is how many supply missions have blasted off since the last one reached ISS back in April of this year. Since that time the Russian Progressive M...
  • Pluto 'finger prints': NASA photos reveal huge dark spots on Pluto's equator
    Pluto 'finger prints': NASA photos reveal huge dark spots on Pluto's equator
    Recent photos sent back by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft show a series of odd massive dark spots on Pluto. Stranger still, the discolorations are equidistant and located on the planetoid's equator. At present, scientists aren't quite...
  • Liftoff
    Unmanned Russian cargo ship heads to space station
    An unmanned Russian rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan July 3 carrying more than 6,100 pounds of food, fuel and other supplies for the International Space Station.The Progress cargo craft, which lifted off aboard a three...
  • A Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket lifts off of pad 41 carrying NASA's Pluto New Horizons spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center January 19, 2006
    NASA's New Horizons discovers mysterious dark spots on Pluto
    NASA released Wednesday new images taken of Pluto, the former ninth planet, now designated as a “dwarf planet” as well as its largest moon Charon by the approaching New Horizons space probe. While Charon is a dull, gray color most...
  • Pluto probe
    NASA probe nears Pluto
    Nearly a decade after it was launched from Earth, NASA’s New Horizons probe is expected later this month to become the first spacecraft to reach Pluto.New Horizons is on track to conduct a “fly-by” on July 14, the closest it will...
  • Retrieving a boulder from an asteroid
    NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission on the brink of cancellation
    NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission is still gasping along, but at least one space blogger suggests that its cancellation is all but inevitable. In the meantime, Space News just on Tuesday reported that the space agency has decided that the ARM...
  • SpaceX rocket disintegrates over Florida
    SpaceX rocket disintegrates over Florida
    NASA and SpaceX were dealt a big setback this morning when a Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated in the sky over Florida. The Falcon 9 was carrying an unmanned Dragon capsule that was taking more than 5,000 pounds of cargo to the ISS (International...
  • Space snafu
    Unmanned rocket explodes on trip to space station
    A SpaceX unmanned rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded June 28 about two minutes after lifting off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.While the exact cause of the “anomaly” is under...
  • SpaceX rocket explodes 2:19 minutes into launch
    SpaceX explosion blows ISS supplies to smithereens: NASA cites ascent 'anomaly'
    A devastating explosion occurred shortly after two minutes into the unmanned SpaceX launch Sunday morning. This explosion blew the entire rocket and payload into pieces. Hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of products, research and...
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 test rocket lifts off
    SpaceX Falcon 9 destroyed on ISS cargo launch, imperiling commercial space
    NBC News reported Sunday that SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon cargo ship laden with supplies bound for the International Space Station. Unfortunately, the Falcon broke up in the clear skies over Florida, resulting in total loss of...
  • Kennedy Space Center
    Kennedy Space Center gigantic runway transferred to Space Florida
    Good news for Florida space activities: Space Florida Board of Directors will approve the transfer of the historic Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center from NASA to Space Florida, the state’s aerospace and spaceport development...
  • Pluto the planet vs. dwarf planet debate will soon have the proof needed
    Pluto fly-over after 9-yr trek will put planet vs. dwarf planet debate to rest
    You are about to see history in the making when the New Horizons space craft arrives at its destination for a fly-over Pluto, the planet furthest from the Sun. With all the space crafts launched in the last decade it is hard to keep track of what...
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