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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.

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Saturday, 19 December 2009 12:14

NASA Discovery: Moon Holds Water

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 18:01

Ares I-X Rocket Test Launch Successful for NASA

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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Wednesday, 07 October 2009 16:41

Asteroid Apophis Less Likely to Hit Earth

asteroid.jpgUsing updated information, NASA scientists have recalculated the path of a large asteroid. The refined path indicates a significantly reduced likelihood of a hazardous encounter with Earth in 2036.

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