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    NASA Astronaut's portrait with his dogs is one small step for man's best friend
    This is one small step for a man, one giant paw for man's best friend.Who knew a NASA portrait could be so doggone cute?The space program's traditional pose was temporarily upstaged when astronaut Leland Melvin turned his official NASA...
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    The day the space shuttle Columbia died
    My experience of the space shuttle Columbia disaster took place in my den on an otherwise lazy Saturday afternoon. The TV was tuned to the news, which was going to broadcast the landing of the shuttle mission STS 107.As I tended to do on Saturdays...
  • Glynn Lunney, retired NASA engineer, speaks about his newest book on February 12
    Glynn Lunney, retired NASA engineer, speaks about his newest book on February 12
    On Thursday, February 12, Glynn Lunney, a retired NASA engineer who was one of the flight directors during both the Gemini and Apollo programs, will speak about his newest book at the Friendswood Public Library.Lunney’s newest book, &lsquo...
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    NASA looking at nuclear thermal rockets to explore the solar system
    Officially, NASA has been charged with sending astronauts to Mars sometime in the 2030s. Toward that end, according to a Friday story in Universe Today, space agency engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center are looking at an old concept for...
  • PBS series Space Racers storms the Skirball Center
    Space Racers overtakes the Skirball Center
    Los Angeles ladies and gentlemen of all ages,The honor of your presence is requested at a Space Racers extravaganza!What is it?The animated children's TV series Space Racersserves as the star attraction - including screenings and panel...
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    Remembering the Challenger astronauts
    January 29 was the 29th anniversary of the explosion and death of the seven American astronauts and the Challenger space shuttle. While not the first loss of Americans in NASA’s astronaut program, the Challenger explosion is perhaps the most...
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    CU-Boulder professor comments on Monday's asteroid fly-by
    An asteroid, an estimated size of about a third of a mile (0.5 kilometers) in size, buzzed by Earth Monday and will have been the closest asteroid flyby of Earth until 2027, according to University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor...
  • SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft atop rocket Falcon 9 lifts off from Pad 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
    NASA safety panel raises concern about commercial crew, space exploration plan
    According to a Wednesday story in Space Policy Online, both NASA’s commercial crew program and its space exploration program came under direct criticism in the annual report by the space agency’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP)....
  • Remembering the Apollo 1 tragedy 48 years ago
    Remembering the Apollo 1 tragedy 48 years ago
    It was 48 years ago yesterday, Jan. 27, that every eye in the nation were turned to Cape Canaveral, Florida. That was where NASA's Apollo 1 rocket was wheeled into complex 34 for a launch rehearsal test before its scheduled Feb. 21 blastoff....
  • NASA: Giant asteroid hurtles past Earth with small moon in tow
    NASA: Giant asteroid hurtles past Earth with small moon in tow
    Although the giant asteroid 2004 BL86 has been tracked for a decade and has been known for some time as to be in the no-risk category, it did not make its Monday fly-by without causing a bit of a buzz in scientific circles. NASA announced Tuesday...
  • Small moon discovered orbiting near Earth asteroid BL86
    Small moon discovered orbiting near Earth asteroid BL86
    NASA astronomers studying a speeding asteroid which passed close to our planet on Monday learned it carries an orbiting moon of its own around the icy rock as it moves across our solar system.In newly released radar images from the space agency,...
  • Space Shuttle Challenger launches
    The Death of the Space Shuttle Challenger
    I remember quite clearly the day the space shuttle Challenger exploded. I was driving back to my office from lunch when the news came over the radio. I almost drove off the road before I gathered myself, pulled over, and listened to the news.The...
  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's new manned spacecraft, The Dragon V2
    NASA commercial crew space flight test schedule announced for 2016, 2017
    According to a Monday story in Reuters, NASA and the space agency’s two commercial spaceflight partners, SpaceX and Boeing, have announced a schedule for the first American crewed spaceflights since the space shuttle last flew in 2011....
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    NASA contributions to the world continue beyond space exploration and research
    NASA’s contributions to the world include much more than space travel. With announcements on Jan. 26, 2015 that the space agency will oversee and certify private company space travel, NASA will focus more research, experience and investment...
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    NASA set to announce big plans for future space travel partnerships
    Space travel and science enthusiasts across the world are waiting for some special news today from Houston’s Johnson Space Center as NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will hold a media briefing at 11 a.m. The purpose is to provide the press and media...