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Animated Flyover of Pluto’s Icy Mountain and Plains [Video]

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This simulated flyover of Pluto’s Norgay Montes (Norgay Mountains) and Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain) was created from New Horizons closest-approach images. Norgay Montes have been informally named for Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two humans to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Sputnik Planum is informally named for Earth’s first artificial satellite. The images were acquired by the Long ...

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NASA Antares Rocket Explodes on Launch

NASA Antares rocket explodes

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.

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

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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 live on NASA TV and ...

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NASA Johnson Style (A Gangnam Style Parody)

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It’s been a rough week. Here’s a little levity sure to bring a smile. Sometimes parodies are better than the original. If you’re like me you’ll like that 1)these students are promoting science and space study as something fun and 2)you can actually understand the lyrics.

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The First Man On the Moon, Neil Armstrong, Has Passed Away

Reports on Saturday afternoon report that the 82 year old, former astronaut has passed away. As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969 Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month to relieve blocked coronary arteries. Rest in Peace Neil, and may God be with you.

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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 a collision. Abell 520 is a ...

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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) by 5,197-mile (8,363-kilometer) orbit around ...

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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 only sent a get well ...

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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 to the public for six ...

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Public Invited to Community Day for NASA's Desert RATS Test

HOUSTON, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — For years, NASA’s Desert RATS – or Research And Technology Studies – team has been trekking to the Flagstaff, Ariz., area for its annual tests. This year the public can come see what they have been up to. Students and space fans young and old are invited to the Desert RATS Community Day from 1 – 4:30 p.m. ...

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Executive Orders: How Do They Affect Our Country?

“Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool.” –Clinton presidential aide Paul Begala, July 1998 “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” –Article 1, U.S. Constitution, 1789              Executive Orders are a presidential policy directive ...

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A Bitter-Sweet Day For America

Today is a historic day in our country. There is much cause for celebration, pride in our country, and great satisfaction for what has been accomplished. There is also much cause for sadness and anger in our country. The beauty of today is multi-faceted. The weather was made-to-order for an event such as this. One lady in attendance is a beautiful glimpse of ...

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