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Wednesday, 07 September 2011 13:42

Photographic proof: the Apollo moon landings were real

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken the clearest images yet of the various Apollo landing sites.  Memo to the nay-sayers: the landings really did happen - here's photographic proof.

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Sunday, 24 April 2011 13:43

There's never been sex in space (probably)

In the 50 years since man's first space flight, it would appear that a "final union" has never been achieved.  Maybe.

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Wednesday, 16 June 2010 07:44

Soyuz TMA-19 launches three to space station

On Tuesday, June 15, 2010 (U.S. time), the Russian Soyuz spacecraft TMA-19 launched one cosmonaut and one astronauts to the International Space Station.

 

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arlier this year, an astronaut on the International Space Station sent the first direct tweet from space. It's now been revealed that this was achieved by using a virtual desktop.

Monday, 05 April 2010 22:39

Discovery, STS-131 blasts off at night

With a near-perfect countdown, the space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member STS-131 crew made a spectacular ascent into space with its on-time launch about one hour before sunrise on Monday morning, April 5, 2010.

 

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Thursday, 11 February 2010 01:08

NASA boss says: Let's go to Mars

NASA administrator Charles Bolden said that walking on the planet Mars by the 2030s is a good possibility if NASA is given a "reasonable and sustained" budget'”and if they use that money wisely.

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NASA is inviting the public to send questions via Twitter to the Expedition crew members and the STS-130 astronauts on board the International Space Station. They will be answered live on NASA TV.

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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, 23 January 2010 01:17

Astronauts now Twittering in space

Friday, January 22, 2010 went down in space history as the first time an astronaut—T.J. Creamer—made a direct, live Twitter post from space.

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Saturday, 02 January 2010 20:18

Hole as big as city block found on Moon

A Japanese led team of researchers has found a large, dark pit on the near side of the Moon that is "as big as a city block and deep as a modest skyscraper." Probably created billions of years ago, it is considered by the scientists to be a collapsed lava tube.

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Sunday, 20 December 2009 21:10

International Christmas mission to Space Station

Three holiday travelers from the countries of the United States, Russia, and Japan are bringing the holiday spirit of cooperation and peace to the International Space Station as they ready themselves for their launch on Monday, December, 21, 2009.

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The official rolling out ceremony of Virgin SpaceShip (VSS) Enterprise occurred on Monday, December 7, 2009 at the Mojave Spaceport in California, United States. Watch the video of the historic event in space tourism.

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Saturday, 21 November 2009 19:13

NASA takes Earthlings to "Planet 51"

The Sony Pictures animated movie "Planet 5" helps to promote the importance of space exploration to all peoples of the planet Earth and other planets in the Milky Way galaxy and beyond.

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The space shuttle Atlantis and its NASA astronauts lifted off at 2:28 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) from its launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on Monday, November 16, 2009.

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Saturday, 14 November 2009 19:11

November 16, 2009 looks good for next shuttle launch

NASA is hoping for clear sailing on Monday as its space shuttle Atlantis crew prepares to launch for its mission delivering and installing spare parts to the International Space Station. The weather forecast predicts a 90% chance for acceptable launch conditions.

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For many months members of the Augustine Commission have been studying the various options available to the United States with respect to its NASA manned space program. Among its conclusions is that under the current NASA budget, the U.S. space agency will not be able to complete its future goals on a timely basis.

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The H-2 Transfer Vehicle 1 (HTV-1), the first Japanese cargo ship to the International Space Station, arrived at 3:47 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), 1947 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), on Thursday, September 17, 2009, with a appreciative 'hello' from the ISS crew.

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After years of conspiracy theories trying to convince people that the U.S. government faked the Moon landings, two Bangladeshi newspapers confirm indirectly that, indeed, the United States did land on the Moon in July 1969.

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With the space shuttle Discovery packed full of a treadmill named COLBERT and a canister called Leonardo, the NASA STS-128 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off very early Tuesday morning from the Kennedy Space Center; that is, if the weather holds.

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The U.S. space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will observe the fortieth anniversary of the historic first human landing on the Moon when it plays the entire audio from the Apollo 11 mission at the exact time and date it was broadcast in 1969. This time, however, it will be streamed on the Internet.

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