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In planning since 1959, NASA's Gravity Probe B was launched in 2004 to test two key predictions of Einstein's Theory of Relativity.  With great success.

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Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:51

Boeing CST-100 capsule could replace shuttle

The Boeing Company has developed a space capsule that holds seven astronauts and could be used to ferry passengers and supplies back and forth to the International Space Station. Will it be chosen to partially replace the space shuttle?


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Saturday, 17 July 2010 07:05

NASA gets a step closer to some direction

The Commerce Committee of the U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a $19 billion bill that basically agrees with the earlier White House plan for private space vehicles, a continuation of the International Space Station, and more shuttle flights. A few different directions have been agreed upon, though.

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Wednesday, 07 July 2010 23:26

NASA contractor USA to ground shuttle employees

As the space shuttle program winds down, NASA's prime shuttle contractor will be laying off about 15% of its workforce on October 1, 2010. About 1,300 space shuttle employees will be out of their space jobs in Florida, Texas, and Alabama.

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Monday, 28 June 2010 22:33

Space Station says sayonara to sex

According to space shuttle commander Alan Poindexter, while visiting Japan, astronauts aboard the International Space Station have working relationships and do not have personal relationships, implying that sex does not occur in space.

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Wednesday, 23 June 2010 23:13

NASA wants to delay last two shuttle missions

The U.S. space agency announced on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, that it would like to delay the last two space shuttle missions so the last one lifts off in February 2011, rather than in November 2010.


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Former U.S. congressman and astronaut John Glenn says that our future space exploration can't be 'done on the cheap' and we 'must do it right.' He recommends keeping the NASA Space Shuttle fleet.


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Tuesday, 08 June 2010 22:34

Man in the Moon, and your Face in Space

NASA is offering to put a picture of YOU on one of its two last space shuttle flights. The U.S. space agency says, 'launch your face into space and become a part of history.'


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Wednesday, 26 May 2010 23:23

Atlantis lands last time on terra firma

The NASA space shuttle Atlantis made its last scheduled landing at 8:48 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. One space shuttle down, two to go. Happy retirement Atlantis!


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Tuesday, 25 May 2010 22:38

See secret X-37B space plane in orbit

The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has been seen by amateur satellite watchers as it orbits in a secret altitude above Earth. And, you can see it, too, when it flies over your local night sky, But, don't tell anyone ... it's a secret!


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Saturday, 15 May 2010 05:53

Atlantis enters space for last time

The space shuttle Atlantis has lifted off from the surface of Earth for its final trip into outer space. Its six-person crew is heading for the International Space Station to perform spacewalks and install components to the orbiting structure.


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Wednesday, 12 May 2010 00:20

Atlantis is ready to fly into the sunset

The NASA space shuttle Atlantis is on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center. It is ready for its final mission into space, STS-132, which is set to launch on Friday, May 14, 2010.


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Saturday, 08 May 2010 00:09

NASA tests escape system for Orion capsule

In a successful test for the escape system of the Orion space capsule, NASA shows that it works perfectly for the now defunct Constellation program. However, Orion may never get off the ground in that capacity.


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Monday, 19 April 2010 23:17

STS-131 landing waved off

It has just been announced, as of approximately 9:15 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on April 19, 2010, that the STS-131 mission will be forced to stay up in space for one more day due to bad weather.

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Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member NASA crew are expected to land back on Earth on Monday, April 19, after a 14-day mission to the International Space Station. Their voyage home is not expected to be delayed due to the volcanic dust in the air, only by likely rainy weather.


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Sunday, 04 April 2010 23:50

The Trio: Discovery, ISS, and Moon

If you are lucky enough to be in Florida to see the STS-131 launch on April, 5, 2010, you will also be able to see the International Space Station fly over just before the space shuttle Discovery lifts off. And, the Moon will be in the picture, too!


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Saturday, 03 April 2010 00:13

Discovery and STS-131 prepare to launch

The countdown for the space shuttle Discovery and its STS-131 crew began at 3 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time at the Kennedy Space Center for its April 5, 2010 launch to the International Space Station.


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Thursday, 18 March 2010 22:34

Dude, there's my car!

The long-lost Lunokhod-2 rover has been relocated using NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.  But there's far more to the story than that.

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The U.S. space agency NASA has announced an interactive computer simulation involving navigation and communications that allows users to dock the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station, take a trip to Mars or the Moon, and communicate with one of the rovers on Mars.

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Monday, 08 February 2010 01:51

Thick, low clouds halt STS-130 launch

The February 7, 2010 early-morning liftoff of the space shuttle Endeavour was scrubbed nine minutes before its scheduled launch due to a weather system that came in unexpectedly at the Cape. Let's try it again Monday morning!

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