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2011-09-20 09:34:05

NASA announced its $1.6 billion strategy to invest in transportation services from private industry to carry astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station.

2011-08-12 10:35:00

HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A ceremonial ribbon cutting held Aug.

2011-08-09 07:30:00

PARKER, Colo., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TTJ&B Inc.

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.

2011-07-21 15:46:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down at NASA Kennedy Space Center, officially bringing an end to the nation's space shuttle program and a 30-year legacy of boosting astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

2011-07-20 13:37:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has successfully completed a chill test and 1.9 second ignition test of NASA's J-2X engine at John C. Stennis Space Center, Miss.

2011-07-08 12:12:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an awesome display of technology and immense power that capped a 30-year legacy of boosting orbiters into space, three Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on the program's final flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

2011-07-07 10:32:48

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is entering into an agreement with Sierra Nevada Space Systems (SNSS) of Sparks, Nev, to offer technical capabilities from the center's uniquely skilled work force.

Word of the Day
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.