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3 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Space Shuttle Discovery First Launched 30 Years Ago

Saturday marks 30 years since Space Shuttle Discovery's first launch. Discovery, the third space shuttle to join NASA's fleet, left for its first mission on Aug. 30, 1984, to deploy three communication satellites.


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6 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary

The probes, shortly after launch in The radiation belts are layers of energetic charged particles held in place by the magnetic field surrounding our planet.


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10 hrs ago | Universe Today

Heat Protecting Back Shell Tiles Installed on NASA's Orion EFT-1...

Inside the Operations and Checkout Building high bay at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians dressed in clean-room suits install a back shell tile panel onto the Orion crew module.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Cape Canaveral, FL, Space

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CBS Local

NASA: Mega-Rocket Will Be Launch Ready by 2018

Standing at 400 feet tall, about 40 feet taller than the Saturn V that sent men to the moon, the SLS will be the largest rocket ever constructed.


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Digital Post Production

NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Orion Move in Preparation for First Flight

The spacecraft will be transferred from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility during the second week of September.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

KRVN-AM Lexington

Whiskey Particles Stored on ISS Headed for Earth

A Scottish distillery that enlisted the help of astronauts to develop whiskey particles on the International Space Station is now preparing for touchdown.


Related Topix: Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Science / Technology, Space

Science, Industry and Business

Researchers Use NASA and Other Data to Look Into the Heart of a Solar Storm

A space weather storm from the sun engulfed our planet on Jan. 21, 2005. The event got its start on Jan. 20, when a cloud of solar material, a coronal mass ejection or CME, burst off the sun and headed toward Earth.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Greenbelt, MD

House Republicans demand an explanation from NASA on Space Launch System slip

According to a Thursday post on the Space Politics blog, House Republicans are not amused at the likely slip of the first launch of the heavy lift Space Launch System .


Related Topix: Science / Technology, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lamar Smith, Representative Steven Palazzo


NASA's TRMM Satellite sees powerful towering storms in Cristobal

NASA's TRMM satellite identified areas of heavy rainfall occurring in Hurricane Cristobal as it continued strengthening on approach to Bermuda.


Related Topix: Weather, Hurricane, Hurricane Cristobal, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Science / Technology, Space

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Lockheed Martin Joins Australian Firm to Track Space Junk

A proposed new facility in Western Australia will provide a clearer picture of just how much space junk is orbiting earth.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space


NASA begins hurricane mission with Global Hawk flight to Cristobal

The first of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft landed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, on Aug. 27 after surveying Hurricane Cristobal for the first science flight of NASA's latest hurricane airborne mission.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Wallops Island, VA, Weather, Hurricane Cristobal, Tornado


NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction Of Giant Galaxy

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Astronomy, Science, Space, New Haven, CT


NASA Launches Massive Cloud Migration

NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship website to the cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the cloud.


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WBOC-TV Salisbury

Rocket Launches from Wallops Island Thursday Morning

NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wallops Island, VA

Clarksville Online

NASA says X-ray detector data reveals ancient Supernovas near Earth

Once every 50 years, more or less, a massive star explodes somewhere in the Milky Way.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Astronomy, Science, Space, Coral Gables, FL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Whittier Daily News

Fontana elementary school makes a contacta with International Space Station

FONTANA >> Seven students from Dorothy Grant Elementary School in rapid-fire succession Wednesday asked an International Space Station astronaut questions about shaving, where he gets oxygen and why he wanted to venture into space.


Related Topix: Fontana, CA, Science / Technology, Space, Life, Hobbies, Ham Radio, Education Etc.

Washington Examiner

NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone

NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space


Solar system surrounded by a big gas bubble

And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long , and its walls are made of hot gas.


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

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Famed NASA flight director to speak at Purdue

The former NASA flight director who helped bring Apollo 13's astronauts back to Earth following a deep-space explosion will deliver a lecture at Purdue University next month.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apollo 13, Drama Movies, History Movies, Adventure

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

South Dakota Tech School Gets $500,000 NASA Grant

The South Dakota Space Grant Consortium has been awarded $500,000 by NASA. The grant will be used by the consortium, located at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, to increase engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs at the Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Watertown, SD, South Dakota State University, Dakota State University