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2010-12-18 07:12:57

NASA announced positive test results of its Discovery space shuttle on Friday after cracks appeared during a countdown last month, which delayed its final launch.

2010-12-01 09:26:46

The first SpaceX Falcon 9 demonstration launch for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program is targeted for liftoff on Tuesday, Dec 7.

2010-10-19 10:00:00

NASA said that a fuel leak near Discovery's orbital engine pods will not delay its expected November 1 launch to the International Space Station.

2010-06-10 11:00:00

A South Korean rocket exploded on Thursday less than three minutes after lift-off, offering another blow to the country's dreams of becoming a big player in the Asian space race.

2010-05-10 14:40:00

As NASA prepares to launch a space shuttle on Friday, May 14, the agency is offering the ABCs of 3,2,1 liftoff to students and educators throughout the nation.

2010-04-13 12:58:59

Widespread global use of known and proven maternal and childcare techniques, practices, and therapies could save the lives of millions of women, newborns and children each year, according to a new analysis prepared for a mid-April meeting of world leaders and technical experts on maternal and child health.

2010-04-12 06:30:00

- Stay tuned to MuchMusic, muchmusic.com, and Twitter @MuchMusic for up-to-the-minute MMVAs alerts - - Vote now on muchmusic.com for Most Watched Video Award - To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/q8OU2 TORONTO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ - MuchMusic recruits Miley Cyrus to help bring the party to the fans! Announced today, the chart-topping superstar is confirmed to co-host and perform at the 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS.

2010-03-17 07:20:00

The project to produce the fastest car in the world can move forward now that the makers have fixed a stability issue that caused the vehicle's rear end to experience lift at high speeds.

2009-12-07 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, aboard a Delta II rocket is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, between 9:09 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. EST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.