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4 hrs ago | Gawker

Ken Ham: NASA Is Pointless Because Aliens Are Going to Hell Anyway

Ken Ham, the young-Earth creationist minister who had his ass gently-but-firmly handed to him in a debate with Bill Nye desperate and fruitless search for extraterrestrial life."

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8 hrs ago | GPB.org

What's Better Than A Total Eclipse Of The Sun? Check This

Any eclipse is worth seeing. A total eclipse where the moon completely blots out the sun, where day turns to night, where solar flares ring the moon's shadow like a crown of flame that's the eclipse everybody wants to see, the alpha eclipse that eclipses all the other eclipses.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Robots

12 hrs ago | Science Daily

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary

Fifteen years ago, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Astronomy, Science, Cambridge, MA

13 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

NASA upgrades humanoid robot in space

The 300-pound humanoid robot working on the International Space Station is in the midst of getting a series of upgrades, including new processors and software, in preparation of having a pair of legs attached to it.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Space

15 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Freida Pinto speaks at girls' rights summit in UK

It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the... It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same ... (more)

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15 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Ohio man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Ashland County Sheriff's Office shows Jessica L. A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.

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19 hrs ago | InformationWeek

NASA Orion Space Capsule Has Surprising Brain

New manned spacecraft will use a flight computer adapted from jetliners for deep space missions to the asteroids and Mars.

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23 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

NASA Initiates Engine Test Project for Space Launch System Rocket

According to a release from agency, they installed on Thursday an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency's noted that the Stennis team will perform developmental and flight certification testing of the RS-25 engine, a modified version of the space shuttle main engine that powered missions into space from 1981 to 2011.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Science, Industry and Business

NASA Sees Powerful Thunderstorms in Tropical Storm Matmo

Strong thunderstorms reaching toward the top of the troposphere circled Tropical Storm Matmo's center and appeared in a band of thunderstorms on the storm's southwestern quadrant.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Science / Technology, Weather, Pasadena, CA

Vancouver Sun

NASA honours Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man to set foot on moon 45 years ago

In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, smiles for a photo inside the Lunar Module while it rested on the lunar surface.

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Related Topix: Apollo 11, Drama Movies, Science / Technology

CBS News

Finding NEEMO: NASA extreme training environment

An astronaut on a NASA mission to the underwater research station Aquarius, testing a sample collecting technique that might be used on asteroids or other planets.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Florida International University, Key Largo, FL, Largo, FL

KATV Little Rock

NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

Visitors to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum walk past a depiction of space exploration by artist Robert T. Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds... Calmer ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Drama Movies, Apollo 11, Space, Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Rick Perry, US Governors

Air & Space

Why do NASA launch times depend on lighting conditions?

While it was a hydrogen leak on the pad that forced NASA to scrub the launch of space shuttle mission STS-127 on June 17, one main reason the agency had to wait several weeks to try again was something called a "solar beta angle cut-out."

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Science Daily

Astronauts to test free-flying 'housekeeper' robots

Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Computers, Space

Clarksville Online

NASA takes a look back at the Jupiter comet crash

Twenty years ago, human and robotic eyes observed the first recorded impact between cosmic bodies in the solar system, as fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into the atmosphere of Jupiter.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Pasadena, CA, Astronomy, Science

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

The Buzz: NASA ready to explore again

The Buzz: NASA ready to explore again Three years after the space shuttle was retired, NASA looks to new rocket for space travel Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1muCuCV Three years after the final space shuttle flight was piloted home by Owego-native Douglas Hurley, a new rocket under development may carry astronauts ... (more)

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WTOP-FM Washington

In its 35th year, NASA Goddard still shoots for the moon

Jennifer Ash-Poole is the director for the Apollo Goddard contest, a model rocket show now in its 35th year.

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WLS-AM Chicago

Former NASA Boss: Russia Has US Space Program in 'Hostage Situation'

Forty-five years ago, the world watched as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," becoming the first humans to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Drama Movies, Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin

Reuters

Forty-five years after Apollo landing, U.S. debates next lunar step

Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the United States remains divided about the moon's role in future human space exploration.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

45 Years Ago, Armstrong Took His 'One Small Step'

NASA image taken in 2012 by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows astronauts' footprints and equipment left on the moon by Apollo 11. Forty-five years ago today, in arguably the greatest technological feat of the 20th Century, two Americans stepped off the ladder of their small landing craft and walked on the surface of the moon.

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