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Tag Archive | "NASA"

NASA Official Flight Video: “Orion Soars on First Flight Test” Launched at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

NASA official Orion spacecraft launch with video of upper stage in orbit up to 142 miles above the earth’s surface. NASA’s Orion spacecraft launched successfully atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket Dec. 5 at 7:05 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orion’s Exploration […]

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VIDEO: Orion Spacecraft Successfully Launches from Launch Pad 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

VIDEO: Beautiful liftoff of NASA’s Orion spacecraft with an an uncrewed test flight from Cape Canaveral in Florida. NASA successfully launched its Orion Spacecraft without a crew as planned. The spacecraft launched atop a Delta IV rocket is in its early testing phase for an eventual trip planned to take astronauts to Mars. The next […]

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Launch America: NASA Chooses American Companies to Transport US Astronauts to International Space Station

CNN’s Rachel Crane explains NASA’s commercial crew contract competition and what it means for the future of space travel. U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to […]

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NASA Orders Urgent Spacewalk Repairs Could be Underway Saturday through Christmas to Fix Broken Cooling Line

NASA Orders Urgent Spacewalk Repairs. NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station, a massive repair job that could stretch to Christmas Day. Two American astronauts will make the two to three spacewalks. Get updates from The Cardinal ALL NEWS FEEDS on Facebook. […]

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Happy New Year! Video Earth City Lights Via Rotating Earth

Composite map of the world assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite for nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC. Scientists unveiled on December 5, 2012, an unprecedented look at planet Earth at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from […]

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SpaceX Launches Dragon Capsule Toward International Space Station– First in Series of Supply Runs by Private Company

A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday from Cape Canaveral in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA. It was the second launch of a Dragon capsule by the SpaceX company. SpaceX, also known as Space Exploration Technologies Corporation,is a space transport company […]

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Dear President Barack Obama Staff: How About Respecting Neil Armstrong without Picture of POTUS, and with Authentic Space-Related Photo?

NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong died Saturday, August 25, 2012. He was the first human being to walk on the surface of the Moon. His first spaceflight was the NASA Gemini 8 mission in 1966, but he’s famous for proclaiming as he stepped on the Moon on July 20, 1969, “That’s one small step for a […]

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Solar Flare Video and Photos: Giant Prominence Captured By NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory

VIDEO: Coronal mass ejection captured on April 16, 2012 by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. A beautiful prominence eruption producing a coronal mass ejection (CME) shot off the east limb (left side) of the sun on April 16, 2012. Coronal mass ejections are often associated with solar flares. An M1 class (medium-sized) solar flare occurred at […]

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NASA’s Kepler Mission Confirms Its First Possible Earth-Like Planet in Habitable Zone of Sun-like Star

Artist’s conception illustrates Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. Image credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech. NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the “habitable zone,” the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Kepler also has discovered more than 1,000 new planet candidates, nearly […]

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VIDEO: Launch of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover

The world’s biggest extraterrestrial explorer is on its way to Mars. NASA on Saturday launched the six-wheeled, one-armed robotic rover, nicknamed Curiosity. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity was launched November 26, 2011 at 10:02 EST. The MSL is scheduled to land on Mars at Gale Crater between August 6 and August 20, 2012. The […]

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How Close to Earth Was Asteroid 2005 YU55?

On November 8, 2011 at 23:28 UT (5:28 p.m. CST) the asteroid safely passed 0.85 lunar distances (324,600 km or 201,700 miles) from the Earth. November 9, 2011 at 07:13 UT (1:13 a.m. CST) the asteroid is expected to pass 0.00160 AU (239,000 km; 149,000 mi) from the Moon. During the close approach the asteroid […]

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Can I Track the UARS Satellite That Is Falling?

Screen shot of UARS tracking graphic from n2yo.com at about 8:50 a.m. CDT showing satellite headed over Madagascar (Chicago time). UPDATE: The satellite is reported to have fallen as it was traveling eastward over Canada, the Atlantic Ocean and Africa between 10:23 p.m. CDT Friday September 23, 2011 and 12:09 a.m. CDT Saturday September 24, […]

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