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1 hr ago | Post and Courier
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.
6 hrs ago | Clarksville Online
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.
10 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
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.
14 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights.
Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen has taken part in geological expeditions in the High Arctic and even lived in caves underground for several days. He's now adding a week living in an underwater environment to his credentials which he hopes will get him into space by 2020.
A massive structure described by NASA as the world's largest spacecraft welding tool has been completed at the Michoud Assembly Center in New Orleans, which was chosen in 2011 to build components of a major new rocket system. The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide structure is called the Vertical Assembly Center.
NASA is on the hunt to add potential candidate target asteroids for the agency's Asteroid Redirect Mission . The robotic mission will identify, capture and redirect a near-Earth asteroid to a stable orbit around the moon.
NASA has extended and increased the value of its contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to provide continuing support to the Human Health and Performance Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The cost-plus-award-fee contract modification increases the overall value of the contract by $75 million to almost $1.5 billion.
Former NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson has the distinction of being the only American not on the planet when the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred 13 years ago. Culbertson was about 250 miles above Earth - inside the still-under-construction International Space Station with two Russian cosmonauts - when he saw the huge column of smoke streaming from Lower Manhattan where the Twin Towers fell.
Remember the giant hole in the Earth's ozone layer? Scientists say it's shrinking a little, thanks in part to the elimination of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, beginning in the 1980s. For the first time in 35 years, scientists have confirmed a statistically significant increase in the amount of ozone, which shields us from skin cancer and protects crops from sun damage.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:22 pm
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