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4 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

Hopkins wins split decision over Shumenov

John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died.

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7 hrs ago | National Public Radio

NASA: Engineer Vital To Moon Landing Success Dies

John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died.

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11 hrs ago | Easy Reader News

Breaking Boundaries: Gwynne Shotwell leads SpaceX into new frontiers

Last year, Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of aerospace giant SpaceX, spoke to a room of Chapman University students in Orange County as part of a TEDx program.

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Related Topix: Chapman University, Inventions, Science / Technology, Marketing, Northwestern University

15 hrs ago | Space.com

Space History Photo: Standing on the Edge of the Bay

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, Mission Specialist James H. Newman conducts an in-space evaluation of the Portable Foot Restraint which will be used operationally on the first Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and future Shuttle missions.

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20 hrs ago | Space.com

SpaceX Claims Milestone With Bold Reusable Rocket Test

SpaceX's audacious plan to return a rocket to Earth after a space launch today may not have gone perfectly, but the company's founder still considers it a success - one that could help lay the foundation for fully reusable rockets in the future.

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Yesterday | Universe Today

SpaceX Makes Strides Towards 1st Stage Falcon Rocket Recovery during Space Station Launch

Blastoff of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Air Force, Science / Technology, NASA, Cape Canaveral, FL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

CNN

International Space Station Fast Facts

Look back at notable moments in the history of the International Space Station. Here in 1998, the Space Shuttle Endeavour crew attaches the Unity module, initiating the first ISS assembly sequence.

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Space Ref

Second Series of CASIS-Sponsored Research Payloads Launch to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space is proud to announce several sponsored research payloads have launched to the International Space Station onboard Space Exploration Technology Corporation's Dragon cargo capsule.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, University of Florida

ComputerWorld

Google tech to bring 3D mapping smarts to NASA's space station robots

Google said Thursday that its Project Tango team is collaborating with scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center to integrate the company's new 3D technology into a robotic platform that will work inside the space station.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Robots, Science / Technology, CPU, NASA

WLUK-TV Green Bay

SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, NASA

Trend

Kazakhstan's space future

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 18 By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: Kazakhstan has a great past in space development, and its future in this field is expected to be just as glorious.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Travel, Asia Travel, Kazakhstan Travel, World News, Azerbaijan,

Tri-cityherald.com

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

In this artist's concept provided by NASA the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft is seen orbiting the moon as it prepares to fire its maneuvering thrusters to maintain a safe orbital altitude.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

Portable planetarium propels Long Beach students into space

Hundreds of Long Beach Middle School students flew to the moon and walked on Mars Thursday.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Long Beach, MS, Education Etc., Astronomy, Science

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Making a case for space

Israel must lead in space exploration for maintaining its qualitative military edge, for national prestige, for promoting technological innovation and for leading humanity in pushing the boundaries of the next frontier.

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Space.com

NASA Spacecraft Spies Mars Rover Curiosity at 'Mount Remarkable' from Space

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and tracks from its driving are visible in this view from orbit, acquired on April 11, 2014, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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Alabama Live

Outdoor jams, craft-beer creativity, an outer space party, food-truck-a-palooza and more

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Your Huntsville-area Weekend Game Plan for this week includes outdoor jams, craft-beer creativity, an outer space party, food truck-a-palooza and flipping birds.

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Space.com

5 Erupting Volcanoes Seen from Space

There are 40 active volcanoes on Russia's icy Kamchatka Peninsula. On Monday, a passing satellite saw five of them erupting at once.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Kepler's cool find: Another Earth-size planetKepler's cool find:...

The artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet orbiting a distant star in the habitable zone.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

RedOrbit

Vitamin B3 May Have Been Made In Space,...

Image Caption: Karen Smith crushing meteorites with a mortar and pestle in Goddard's Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory to prepare them for analysis.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University, Greenbelt, MD

Neatorama

First Instagram From Space is a Selfie

If you're sending the very first Instagram selfie from space, it better be epic! NASA astronaut Steve Swanson did just that ... with a neat T-shirt design to boot! Swanson posed in front of the space station's cupola and wrote "Back on ISS, life is good."

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