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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

NASA Helping Colorado Nonprofit Make More Donated Human Tissue Available

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.

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6 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

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.

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11 hrs ago | KFOR-AM Lincoln

NASA to Announce Which Company Wins Space Taxi Contract

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.

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11 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

NASA announcing commercial crew winners

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.

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13 hrs ago | WBTV

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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.

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16 hrs ago | Reuters

Boeing-Lockheed venture said teaming with Bezos on rocket engine

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.

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Related Topix: Amazon, US Military, US Air Force, Science / Technology

20 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

NASA Mars rover reaches Mount Sharp

The space agency announced Thursday that the rover has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its destination since landing two years ago. Officials say drilling could begin as early as next week at an outcrop of rocks called Pahrump Hills.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

CIO

SpaceX Wants to Build Cities on Mars

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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