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NASA Antares Rocket Explodes on Launch

A NASA Antares rocket exploded shortly after lift-off Tuesday night. The rocket was carrying Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft carrying supplies for the International Space Station. The spacecraft was unmanned and no personnel were hurt on the ground. The cause of the explosion is not yet know.

NASA’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Readies for First Test Flight

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA’s flying saucer-shaped test vehicle is ready to take to the skies from the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, for its first engineering shakeout flight. The first launch opportunity for the test vehicle is June 3, when the launch window opens at 8:30 a.m. HST. The test will be carried… Read More »

Dark Matter Core Defies Explanation in NASA Hubble Image

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2012  — Astronomers using data from NASA’s Hubble Telescope have observed what appears to be a clump of dark matter left behind from a wreck between massive clusters of galaxies. The result could challenge current theories about dark matter that predict galaxies should be anchored to the invisible substance even during the shock of… Read More »

First of NASA's Two GRAIL Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Moon

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The first of two NASA spacecraft to study the moon in unprecedented detail has entered lunar orbit. NASA’s Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)-A spacecraft successfully completed its planned main engine burn at 2 p.m. PST (5 p.m. EST) today. As of 3 p.m. PST (6 p.m. EST), GRAIL-A is in a 56-mile (90-kilometer)… Read More »

Politicizing A Tragedy and the Loss of Respect For An Astronaut

If you are familiar with the name, but just can’t quite remember where you’ve heard it, Mark Kelly- an astronaut with NASA, is Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ husband. According to The Hill, Mr. Kelly “rips” Speaker of the House John Boehner for not coming to visit Congresswoman Giffords in the hospital, and is upset that he… Read More »

NASA Lands in Colorado With International Space Station Events

HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA will share the accomplishments, promise and opportunities for research aboard the International Space Station through an exhibit and a series of events in Colorado during September and October. NASA will display its newest exhibit, “Destination: Station,” at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver. The exhibit will be open… Read More »