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Tuesday, 02 February 2010 01:43

Moon gets museum but probably not NASA astronauts

According to California, it has designated numerous objects left on the Moon in the 1960s and 70s as a state historical resource. Since it looks like U.S. astronauts won't be going to the Moon any time in the near future, articles left on the Moon will at least be protected from commercialism.

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Saturday, 31 October 2009 20:42

Preliminary result of Ares 1-X: 'rock-steady'

The Ares 1-X rocket, launched by NASA on its first test flight Wednesday, October 28, 2009, performed normally except for a parachute problem and performed even better than expected with respect to its thrust oscillations.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 21:35

NASA launches Ares 1-X on second try

On Wednesday, October 28, 2009, NASA launched its first test rocket, the Ares 1-X, from its launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on the coast of Florida.

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Tuesday, 27 October 2009 21:33

NASA scrubs Ares 1-X due to weather problems

At 11:20 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, NASA gave up trying to launch its first test flight of its new Ares 1-X rocket. The entire morning was besieged with adverse weather conditions, a ship in restricted waters, and a stuck probe cover.

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Saturday, 24 October 2009 21:33

NASA gives GO to first test flight of Ares 1

NASA officials approved on Friday, October 23, 2009, the first test flight of its developmental Ares 1 rocket that will eventually take astronauts into space. The Ares 1-X test flight is scheduled to liftoff on Tuesday, October 27, 2009.

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Thursday, 24 September 2009 17:04

Ares I-X hoping to fly October 27

NASA announced on September 22, 2009, that the U.S. space agency will launch a test flight of the Ares I test rocket (Ares I-X) on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, as long as all checks and tests are verified beforehand.

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The first full-scale, complete two-minute test firing of the first-stage motor for the new Ares 1 rocket was performed on Thursday, September 10, 2009. The successful test firing will provide important data to validate the ability of the Ares 1 to lift the Orion capsule into space as part of the new Constellation Program.

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Tuesday, 16 December 2008 04:55

Vote for your Top Ten NASA story of 2008

NASA is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2008 but, more importantly, it conducted many different discovery, exploratory, and scientific projects over these last twelve months. From designing swimsuits to landing on Mars and understanding the Northern Lights, you can vote for your favorite event!

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Friday, 28 November 2008 20:41

NASA developing Ares rocket with iTunes

NASA is using iTunes to post video updates on the progress being made on its new manned space project, specifically the crew’s Ares I launch vehicle and the Ares V heavy launch vehicle for cargo transport to space.

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NASA announced that a major milestone, completion of the preliminary design review (PDR) for the Ares I rocket, was completed successfully at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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NASA announced on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 that it has worked out a solution to the excessive-vibration problem in its yet-to-be developed Ares 1 launch vehicle.

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On Monday, August 11, 2008, NASA announced it will delay the first manned launch of its Orion spacecraft by one year as part of its next-generation Project Constellation.

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Wednesday, 09 July 2008 22:18

U.S. and Europe may explore Moon together

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) just finished a six-month assessment (in July 2008) of possible projects the two space agencies could team up on for future exploration of the Moon and establishment of lunar outposts.

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NASA is scheduled to conduct the first test flight of its new Ares I rocket in the spring of 2009. Its new website will keep you up-to-date on the progress of this launch vehicle that will send astronauts into space and on to the Moon inside the Orion crew capsule.

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On June 20, 2008, NASA completed a major milestone review that determined the state of its Constellation program to return humans to the Moon and establish a lunar outpost. It concluded that all conceptual designs meet the requirements for a successful Moon project.

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NASA has completed its first series of tests for what will eventually be the J-2X engine, which will power the upper stage rocket for the Ares I and Ares V launch vehicles for its new Constellation project.

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Some U.S. federal politicians are trying to extend the operational life of NASA’s space shuttle fleet past 2010. Others aren’t so sure it is the wisest thing to do. Oh, what do we do?

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been reviewed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Concerns have been raised on its future plans for Project Constellation. Leadership at The Boeing Company is also concerned with the ability of the United States to maintain its space leadership role.

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Initial design tests showed violent shaking of the Ares I rocket during future launches, however, NASA is now reporting that the rocket will be fitted with shock absorbers, or mass counterweights, or other damping agents to counter any strong vibrations.

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Monday, 03 March 2008 06:38

NASA space shuttles contain new upgrades

MSNBC has a very good illustration of many of the upgrades to the NASA space shuttle fleet. Its webpage “Shipshape Shuttle” shows many new features installed on the shuttles to reduce flight risks.            
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