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A nonprofit in Centennial working with NASA scientists is hoping to use space technology to make sure donated human tissue is safe. The group called AlloSource is studying the rapid way NASA tests spacecraft for bacteria to see if their tissue bank can do the same.
6 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville
When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large... The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said... Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.
11 hrs ago | KFOR-AM Lincoln
When the space shuttle Atlantis rolled to a stop on July 21, 2011, Commander Chris Ferguson noted the poignant end of the shuttle program: "Mission complete, Houston, after serving the world for over 30 years, the shuttle has earned its place in history, and it has come to a final stop." Now, after an expensive and ferocious four-year competition, NASA will announce on Tuesday if Boeing, Space X or Sierra Nevada will be the one to build the spacecraft to replace the space shuttle.
11 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington
A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said. A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said.
13 hrs ago | WBTV
The ozone layer in the stratosphere protects life on Earth from the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation. It was being eroded by chemical reactions with chlorofluorocarbons, which are used in refrigeration, air conditioning and aerosols.
16 hrs ago | Reuters
ULA had sent out a request for information asking the U.S. aerospace industry earlier this year for ideas on how to replace the Russian-built RD-180 that powers ULA's heavy-lift Atlas 5 rockets, which are used to launch many U.S. military and spy satellites. Tensions with Russia over its actions in Ukraine have raised concerns that Russia could cut off deliveries of the RD-180 engines, according to U.S. officials, who hope to start funding work on a U.S. alternative in the Pentagon's 2016 budget.
Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of SpaceX, not only wants to send astronauts to Mars, he wants to build a city there. SpaceX is vying with Boeing Co.
There are very few Americans who need welfare and government support less than Elon Musk, the hyper-creative head of the Tesla Motors electric car company, the Space X rocketry and satellite hoisting firm and Solar City, a leader in renewable energy. And yet, almost no one gets more government benefits and business.
The JPSS-2 mission is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide global environmental data in low-Earth polar orbit in support of NOAA's mission. NASA is the acquisition agent for the flight systems and components of the ground system.
The James Webb Space Telescope , now being developed by NASA and slated for launch in 2018, will constitute a technological leap forward in space based astronomy. It will be tasked with ferretting out the birth and evolution of galaxies and the development of stars and planets.
On September 15, 2014, the space agency's inspector general released a report blasting NASA's Near Earth Objects program, which is meant to hunt and catalog comets, asteroids and relatively large fragments of these objects that pass within 28 million miles of Earth. The purpose is to protect the planet against their potential dangers.
After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack... President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
An artist's impression of how the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation lidar will reveal the 3D architecture of forests in a bid to further our understanding of the carbon cycle NASA is developing a laser-based instrument for deployment on the International Space Station that will probe the depths of Earth's forests from space in a bid to reveal more about their role in the planet's carbon cycle. After its completion in 2018, this Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation lidar will join the likes of the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite in studying Earth's vegetation on a global scale.
NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move The second Orion flight won't occur until around 2018 . Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1s2VuBJ NASA's Orion spacecraft arrives Thursday at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
A 25-year-old man from French Quarter was brought into the hospital by friends on Sunday morning after having been shot in the chest, a source confirmed. K.L.B. had been a passenger in a grey Kia Picanto, which had come from St. Peters and was approaching the roundabout near Le Grand MarchA© in Cul de Sac in the left lane, preparing to turn left towards Philipsburg.
It's definitely not space - not with barracuda in a feeding frenzy right outside the porthole. But the view on his latest mission kept NASA astronaut and space shuttle veteran Randy Bresnik peering out enthralled.
Scientists have found that the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko - the target of study for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission - can be divided into several regions, each characterized by different classes of features. High-resolution images of the comet reveal a unique, multifaceted world.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:50 pm
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