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2011-11-22 13:37:16

NASA has updated the news conferences, events and operating hours for the press site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., for the agency's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover launch. MSL is scheduled to liftoff at 10:02 a.m. EST on Nov. 26 from Space Launch Complex 41 at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). NASA Television's countdown launch commentary begins at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 26. That also is when a NASA blog will begin providing countdown updates. Originating...

2011-11-19 04:10:40

News conferences, events and operating hours for the Press Site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., are set for the agency's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover launch. MSL is scheduled to liftoff at 10:25 a.m. EST on Nov. 25 from Space Launch Complex 41 at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. NASA Television's countdown launch commentary begins at 8 a.m. on Nov. 25. That also is when a NASA blog will begin providing countdown updates. Originating from the Air Force...

Image 1 - Successful Liftoff For NASA's GRAIL Spacecraft
2011-09-10 07:29:53

  [ View the Launch Video ] After multiple delays, including one earlier in the day, NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. Initially, GRAIL had been scheduled to liftoff from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 17B on Thursday at 8:37 a.m. However, high winds forced a delay until Friday morning at 9:16 a.m. That scheduled launch would also be...

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2011-08-25 14:15:18

  NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), mission to study the moon is in final launch preparations for a scheduled Sept. 8 launch onboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. GRAIL's twin spacecraft are tasked for a nine-month mission to explore Earth's nearest neighbor in unprecedented detail. They will determine the structure of the lunar interior from crust to core and advance our understanding of the thermal evolution of the...

2011-08-24 13:02:39

NASA's GRAIL spacecraft is set to launch to the moon aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket on Sept. 8, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Fla. There are two instantaneous (1 sec.) launch windows at 8:37:06 a.m. and 9:16:12 a.m. EDT. The launch period, the last for Delta IIs at the Cape, extends through Oct. 19. The launch times occur approximately four minutes earlier each day. GRAIL's primary science objectives are to determine the structure of the lunar...

2011-07-29 14:10:00

LONDON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky Sports can exclusively reveal that today, 29 July 2011, football pros Harry Redknapp and Jeff Stelling are a goal short of a goalkeeper. They were given GBP75 million and they've blown the lot. Sky Sports [http://www.skysports.com ] can also disclose that every penny was spent on hit or miss goalkeepers, big and little combination strikers, middle-aged midfielders, big names over solid performers and with no consideration to budgeting...

2011-07-27 08:31:37

NASA's Juno spacecraft is set to launch toward Jupiter aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Aug. 5. The launch window extends from 11:34 a.m. to 12:33 p.m. EDT, and the launch period extends through Aug. 26. The spacecraft is expected to arrive at Jupiter in 2016 on a mission to investigate the gas giant's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. Juno's color camera will provide close-up images of Jupiter, including the first detailed views of the planet's poles. NASA...

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2011-07-05 12:15:00

NASA's weather officer said on Tuesday that showers and thunderstorms could delay this weeks' final launch for space shuttle Atlantis. Atlantis is set to usher out the space shuttle program Friday on July 8 at 11:26 a.m. with four U.S. astronauts on board a 12-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The flight will be the last by a U.S. shuttle, ending the 30-year program and leaving a gap in U.S. human spaceflight.  However, growing weather concerns could cause this...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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