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NASA Space Shuttle Discovery LaunchSpace shuttle Discovery lit up Florida's Space Coast sky about 45 minutes before sunrise Monday, April 5, with a 6:21 a.m. EDT launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The launch began a 13-day flight to the International Space Station and the second of five shuttle missions planned for 2010.

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A star-forming cloud teeming with gas, dust and massive newborn starsAs technology progresses, we are able to know more about the world we live in, and thanks to a new NASA program, we are able to know more about the universe we live in as well. The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE telescope has been gathering infrared images of our universe to help NASA scientists glean more information about the great unknown territory beyond our atmosphere.

Friday, 12 February 2010 13:26

To Haiti with Love: Hometown Help for Haiti Featured

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The Presidential Palace - Photo by Brad KuglerOn January 12th, at approximately 5:00 in the afternoon, the impoverished island nation of Haiti was rocked by an unexpected and severe tragedy. Although earthquakes are not uncommon in the Caribbean, quakes of that magnitude are. While there have been five major earthquakes reported in Haiti's history, the last was in 1860, and January’s 7.0 earthquake was the worst they have seen in 200 years.

Monday, 25 January 2010 13:42

Building a Better World with Education

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Clearwater Academy GraduationThe world has changed over the last 20 years. Jobs that existed 20 years ago don't exist anymore, and if they do they are radically different. In 1989 the idea of the internet, mobile computing devices, cell phones and the like were not a significant part of everyday life; today they are an integral part of everything we do.

Saturday, 19 December 2009 12:14

NASA Discovery: Moon Holds Water

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The Earth as Seen from the MoonScientists have long speculated about significant quantities of hydrogen detected in the polar regions of our moon. Where did it come from? Were the moon's poles once covered in ice, as are our own? If so, is any of that water still present? Recent NASA findings may have answered some of these questions, with instruments on three spacecraft detecting molecules of water near the lunar poles, and while the quantities are small, they are greater than predicted.

Wednesday, 02 December 2009 13:22

Youth Organize Worldwide Human Rights Walk

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Youth for Human RightsYouth from every corner of the globe will walk in our first ever “International Walk for Human Rights,” on United Nations Human Rights Day, December 10, 2009. Covering 6 continents and 24 countries, the walk, sponsored by Youth for Human Rights International, will raise awareness and education about the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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NASA Spacecraft MESSENGER photographed the surface of MercuryThe NASA spacecraft MESSENGER (which stands for Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging Spacecraft), has given scientists an almost complete view of the planet’s surface during its third and final flyby of Mercury.

Friday, 20 November 2009 10:56

Getting Into College Tips

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What Does it Take to Get Into College?Today, higher education is essential for anyone who wants a better quality of life and job success. That’s why it’s so important to ready yourself to help your children in this important phase of their lives.

Thursday, 19 November 2009 10:13

Holiday Safety Tips

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Keep Santa Safe this Christmas
Keeping Santa and His Helpers Safe This Holiday Season 
 
The holidays are an exciting time of year. However, decorating, traveling and even cooking can pose some safety risks. Taking simple preventative measures will help you and Santa Claus stay safe during this joyous season.

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Thanksgiving travel is expected to increaseWith a cautious eye on economic recovery more Americans intend to travel this year for Thanksgiving than last year. AAA projects 38.4 million Americans will travel a distance of 50 miles or more away from home throughout Thanksgiving weekend, a 1.4 percent increase over last year when 37.8 million traveled for the holiday. Overall, the numbers show an even greater number of people who plan on driving (86% of all travelers). Florida is projected to show a 3 percent increase in overall travel versus 2008.

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Space Shuttle AtlantisNASA launched the space shuttle Atlantis on Monday, November 16th at 2:28 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Atlantis will deliver a six-member crew to the International Space Station. The flight, which is Atlantis’s 31st mission, will take 11 days to reach the International Space Station. 

Monday, 16 November 2009 14:15

College and Financial Aid: Myths and Facts

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College Financial AidEducation beyond high school is more important than ever. In an ever-changing economy, more education brings more opportunities and greater job security. Don’t let the myths about the cost of college or the availability of aid stop you from reaching your goals.

Here are the facts behind the myths.

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NASA Mars Rover SpiritSince April 23rd, NASA Mars exploration rover Spirit as been lodged in a site on Mars scientists call “Troy”. Beginning on November 16th, NASA will begin transmitting commands to Spirit as part of an escape plan to free the venerable robot from its Martian sand trap.

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TranquilityOn Friday, November 20th, The European Space Agency (ESA) will transfer ownership of the Tranquility node over to NASA.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 18:01

Ares I-X Rocket Test Launch Successful for NASA Featured

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The Ares I-X Rocket Test LaunchThe Ares I-X rocket was successfully tested on Wednesday, October 28th at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Ares I-X rocket was launched on 11:30, and the test flight lasted six minutes total.

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Ares I-X Photo by NASAThe Tuesday launch of the Ares I-X flight test has been delayed due to weather concerns at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The flight test will be rescheduled for a four hour launch window beginning at 8 am on Wednesday, October 28th.

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