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1 min ago | San Bernardino County Sun

California evades massive giveaway to Tesla: Thomas Elias

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.

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Related Topix: California, Tesla Motors, Startups, Science / Technology, Space, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Opinion

1 hr ago | Sys-Con Media

NASA Awards Cross-track Infrared Sounder Instrument for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission

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.

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4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

The director of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will need a security clearance

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.

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5 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

NASA Inspector Blasts Asteroid Protection Program

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.

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6 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican

9 hrs ago | Gizmag

NASA probe will reveal 3D architecture of forests from space

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.

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13 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

NASA's newest human spacecraft on the moveNASA's newest human...

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.

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18 hrs ago | NWAonline

Space rivals fight for NASA funds

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. , speaks at the unveiling of the Manned Dragon V2 Space Taxi in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The Dragon V2 manned space taxi, an upgraded version of the unmanned spacecraft Dragon, will be capable of sending a mix of cargo and up to seven crew members to the International Space Station.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Space Exploration Technologies, Hawthorne, CA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Daily Herald

Man shot in chest in drive-by shooting

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.

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Related Topix: World News, Virgin Islands, Central America, Science / Technology, Cape Canaveral, FL, Apple, Startups

Post and Courier

Citadel grad shuttle astronaut turns aquanaut

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Key Largo, FL

Clarksville Online

NASA releases First MAP of Rosetta spacecraft's target Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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.

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The Wichita Eagle

Companies tied to Spaceport up for space contract

Two of the three companies competing for more than $3 billion to launch "space-taxi" flights have ties to southern New Mexico's Spaceport America, the Albuquerque Journal reported Saturday. SpaceX, Boeing Co.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry

In Hampton Roads , the word "drone" has usually referred to unmanned military aircraft. But given shrinking defense budgets, local companies would like to take this technology to U.S. commercial markets.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Agriculture, Science, Virginia, Science / Technology, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Denver Post

Up Aerospace, born in Highlands Ranch garage, shoots rockets for NASA

This is the story of a boy who dreamed of being an astronaut who now shoots rockets into space for NASA. In the late 1990s, Jerry Larson started Up Aerospace in his Highlands Ranch garage with the goal of inspiring high school and middle school kids to embrace science.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Highlands Ranch, CO, University of Washington

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WTVR Richmond

Big solar storm in space has impact here on Earth

A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National park on Friday. Thanks to a relatively strong solar storm, those living in northern parts of the United States had a chance to take in the vivid colors that normally can only be seen from extremely high latitudes.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Astronomy, Science

Mid-Day Mumbai

NASA experiment bolsters search for alien life

"When we ran these experiments, we found that in some cases, there was a significant amount of ozone that built up in the atmosphere, despite there not being any oxygen flowing into the atmosphere," said Shawn Domagal-Goldman from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. "This is important for our future plans to look for life beyond earth."

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ComputerWorld

NASA's Catch-22: Russia may move astronaut training to Crimea

In March, Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin , Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA pose for pictures in front of the ISS Progress 51 cargo ship being prepared for launch to the International Space Station. Russia is reportedly planning to move survival training for all Soyuz passengers to a Russian naval base in Sevastopol, Crimea, an area the Russian military grabbed from Ukraine earlier this year.

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SPACE.com

NASA Completes 1st Orion Space Capsule for December Test Flight

NASA's first Orion space capsule, designed to carry astronauts to deep-space destinations, is ready for fueling ahead of its debut unmanned test flight in December. On Thursday , the space agency's Orion space capsule was transported from an operations and checkout building at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida to a nearby building, where it will be fueled before launching into space in December.

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WDSU-TV New Orleans

New welding facility open at NASA's Michoud Assembly center in N.O. East

The top NASA space structure has been building products for nearly 50 years. On Friday, city leaders and officials with NASA cut the ribbon on the manufacturing center at the Michoud facility in New Orleans east that will connect New Orleans to future space missions on Mars.

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Fox News

Hidden Napa earthquake faults found by NASA radar

Ground deformation from the Aug. 24 earthquake in Napa, California. Each color fringe corresponds to deformation of 4.7 inches .

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Napa, CA, Natural Disasters, Science / Technology, Geology, Science, Pasadena, CA

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