Archive for the tag 'space'

May 13 2010

Space Shuttle Atlantis is Ready for its Final Launch on Friday

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The space shuttle Atlantis has been cleared for its final mission and lift off is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. At 25 years of age, the veteran Atlantis will blast off from Launch Pad 39A on NASA’s 132nd space shuttle mission. Star gazers and skywatchers will also have a chance to […]

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Feb 11 2009

NASA and Google Provide a look at Mars in 3D

Google brought us online search that has yet to be matched and Google Earth, a wicked cool bit of software that lets us view almost any part of Planet Earth. The software is so accurate and detailed that governments and security agencies worldwide are extremely uncomfortable. NASA has brought us, well, space! Moon missions; the […]

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Feb 10 2009

NASA Wants Your Vote for Hubble’s Next Target

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NASA wants your input on what Hubble’s next target is going to be. You get to choose from one of six astronomical objects in honor of the International Year of Astronomy, the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s observations, which began this month. Want to cast your vote? Go to to cast your […]

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Feb 05 2009

NASA Plans to View the Dark Side of the Sun

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NASA is poised to give us the first views of the dark side (far side) of the sun. The space agency has launched the STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories) mission, two spacecraft that will simultaneously orbit the sun to provide a complete picture of all sides at once. The first full image will come early […]

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Jan 26 2009

Take a video tour of the International Space Station (ISS)

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NASA recently released a series of four videos providing a tour of the International Space Station (ISS). The series is over 30 minutes total, but provides a fascinating and rarely seen look at the insides of the ISS. I highly recommend checking it out when you have the time.

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Jan 17 2009

Virgin Galactic may have America’s first spaceport in New Mexico

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In an almost scifi start to the new year, writes New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson announced “Virgin Galactic has signed a 20 year lease agreement with the State of New Mexico. Virgin Galactic’s world headquarters will be established in New Mexico and its operations will be located at New Mexico’s Spaceport America, the nation’s […]

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