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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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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20 hrs ago | 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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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

Fri Sep 12, 2014

TheBlaze.com

Solar Storm Arrives at Earth

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Natural Disasters, Solar Flare, Boulder, CO, US Politics, US News

Brandon Sun

Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen may take first space trip in next five years

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.

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

Thenew995fm.com

NASA Unveils Massive Spacecraft Welding Tool At Michoud Assembly Center

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.

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Science Daily

NASA identifying candidate asteroids for redirect mission

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.

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WireNews+Co

NASA Extends, Increases Value Of Bioastronautics Contract At Johnson

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.

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RedOrbit

NASA Research Helps Response To California Napa Quake

Image Caption: NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, has been monitoring active earthquake faults in California with a number of remote sensing and ground-based techniques. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/Google Earth NASA data and expertise are proving invaluable in California's ongoing response to the Aug. 24 magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa Valley , northeast of San Francisco.

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Related Topix: California, Science / Technology, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Pasadena, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WITN

Former NASA Astronaut Captures 9/11 Attacks From Space

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.

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KTOO-TV Juneau

Ozone Levels Bounce Back, Showing First Increase In 35 Years

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.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine, Health, Agriculture

Cybercast News Service

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally at Mount Sharp

This Aug. 15, 2014, composite image released by NASA and made by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, shows a view looking back toward part of the west rim of Endeavour Crater that the rover drove along, heading southward, during the summer of 2014. NASA announced Thursday, Sept.

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