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2014-12-02 04:00:34

The new generation of human space exploration spacecraft is getting a new generation clock to count it down for launch on December 4.

Engineers Begin Acoustic Testing On NASA's Space Launch System
2013-04-17 15:20:18

Test conductors at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., are making progress on the agency's new rocket by listening closely to the roar of four thrusters.

2011-06-28 17:00:00

News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., are set for the final space shuttle launch.

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2011-06-24 09:36:14

When space shuttle astronauts are living and working in Earth orbit, their mission -- and, ultimately, their lives -- depend on all the shuttle orbiter's systems and controls working exactly as expected.

2011-05-11 09:15:00

News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla, are set for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Endeavour.

2011-04-19 15:35:00

News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla, are set for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Endeavour.

2011-02-19 06:31:21

News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla, are set for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Discovery.

2010-10-26 14:26:09

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has set the news conferences, events and operating hours for the news center for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Discovery.

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2010-10-18 10:40:00

During the final minutes of a space shuttle launch countdown, you can almost hear the proverbial pin drop across Launch Complex 39 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • 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.