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Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes in US

Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes in US

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:02

An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. [caption id="attachment_39915" align="alignnone" width="600"] NASA ...

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Mars Curiosity Rover Reaches Far Frontier (NASA)

Mars Curiosity Rover Reaches Far Frontier (NASA)

Friday, September 12, 2014 12:15

NASA's $2.5 billion Curiosity rover has reached the base of the Martian mountain it aims to explore and should start drilling rocks there soon, US space agency scientists said Thursday. [caption id="attachment_39023" align="alignnone" width="600"] Mars[/caption] They also defended the robotic vehicle's ...

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Rocket Blasts off with NASA Communications Satellite

Rocket Blasts off with NASA Communications Satellite

Friday, January 24, 2014 12:32

An unmanned rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday to put the newest member of NASA's space communications network into orbit. [caption id="attachment_35090" align="alignright" width="374"] NASA Communications Satellite[/caption] The 19-story tall ...

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Spacewalkers Install Cameras for Space Video Venture

Spacewalkers Install Cameras for Space Video Venture

Saturday, December 28, 2013 12:12

A pair of Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to install two cameras that are part of a Canadian commercial project to stream high-definition video from space to subscribers over the Internet. [caption id="attachment_34415" align="alignnone" width="575"] Spacewalkers[/caption]...

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NASA Satellite launched to Find Clues About Mars Lost Water

NASA Satellite launched to Find Clues About Mars Lost Water

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:03

An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday, sending a Mars orbiter on its way to study how the planet most like Earth in the solar system lost its water. [caption id="attachment_33461" align="alignnone" width="450"]...

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NASA to Pay Russia $424 mln More for Lift Into Space

NASA to Pay Russia $424 mln More for Lift Into Space

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 10:29

NASA said Tuesday it will pay $424 million more to Russia for giving US astronauts a lift to the International Space Station. [caption id="attachment_30513" align="alignright" width="369"] NASA Russia Space Program[/caption] The hefty bill ...

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Earth to be Closest to Sun on Wednesday

Earth to be Closest to Sun on Wednesday

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 16:43

Stargazers will get a celestial treat on New Year with Sun coming nearest to our planet on Wednesday. The Earth will be at its nearest point from the Sun at 10:10 am on Wednesday at a distance of 147 million km, Planetary Society of India General Secretary N ...

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NASA Probes Set to Smash into Moon

NASA Probes Set to Smash into Moon

Friday, December 14, 2012 10:23

NASA will smash two tiny probes into the Moon on Monday after they spent months gathering data from orbit miles above the lunar surface, the US space agency said Thursday. [caption id="attachment_28055" align="alignright" width="281"] Moon[/caption] "We're not expecting a ...

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NASA Aims to Launch Mars Rover Twin in 2020

NASA Aims to Launch Mars Rover Twin in 2020

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 9:41

NASA plans to follow-up its Mars rover Curiosity mission with a duplicate rover that could collect and store samples for return to Earth, the agency's lead scientist said on Tuesday. [caption id="attachment_27862" align="alignright" width="292"] Mars Rover[/caption]...

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SpaceX Makes First Supply Launch to ISS

SpaceX Makes First Supply Launch to ISS

Monday, October 8, 2012 10:02

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Sunday, launching the cargo-laden Dragon capsule into Earth's orbit on its way to the International Space Station for NASA's first privately-run supply mission. [caption id="attachment_26757" align="alignnone" width="468"] NASA[/caption] The SpaceX craft, carrying around 1,000 ...

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