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3 hrs ago | 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.

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7 hrs ago | ECNmag

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.

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

11 hrs ago | WireNews+Co

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.

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

15 hrs ago | CIO

NASA Launches Massive Cloud Migration

NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov 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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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Amazon

20 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wallops Island, VA

23 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

KMBC-TV

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.

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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.

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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

Reuters

NASA says new heavy-lift rocket debut not likely until 2018

NASA's new heavy-lift rocket, designed to fly astronauts to the moon, asteroids and eventually Mars, likely will not have its debut test flight until November 2018, nearly a year later than previous estimates, agency officials said on Wednesday.

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R & D

Controlling a NASA robot on the Web

A group of computer scientists from Brown Univ. were at the Johnson Space Center in Houston last week for a week-long marathon of intensive coding to build new software for the Robonaut 2 and other NASA robots.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, Recreational Vehicle, Marathon, Texas

KCCI-TV Des Moines

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.

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

Universe Today

Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts: Study

Expedition 36/37 astronaut Karen Nyberg uses a fundoscope to take still and video images of her eye while in orbit.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, University of Houston

The Republic

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.

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

BBC News

Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

US defence giant Lockheed Martin has struck a deal with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage satellites.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Science / Technology

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The St. Petersburg Times

Space Agency Requests $6 Bln for Lunar Program

The Saturn V rocket, built by NASA in the 1960s to land astronauts on the Moon as part of the Apollo program, could lift 130 tons to orbit.

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Los Angeles Times

NASA image shows north-south disparity of wildfires in California

A recent image captured by NASA's Aqua satellite provides a stark reminder of how Northern California continues to grapple with a series of a wildfires, many of them sparked by lightning, while the southern part of the state enjoys relative calm.

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Related Topix: California, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, San Diego County, CA

Clarksville Online

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passes Neptune's Orbit on it's way to Pluto

NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14th, 2015.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, Science / Technology, Cameras, Boulder, CO

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