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2009-09-16 05:05:00

Ninjas knew how to be stealthy: Be dark, Emit very little light, Move in the shadows between bright places.

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2009-08-22 14:35:00

NASA began the countdown clock for the launch of space shuttle Discovery to occur on Tuesday, as planned.

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2009-07-29 16:25:00

US space shuttle Endeavour astronauts found no evident flaws in their ship's thermal shielding Wednesday after inspecting it, NASA officials said.

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2009-07-21 12:35:00

President Barack Obama pledged to keep the US space program alive for future generations as America celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first American moon landing on Monday.

2009-07-13 07:03:00

BOULDER, Colo., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed environmental testing for NASA's Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and has begun post-environmental performance testing.

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2009-06-12 10:15:00

NASA has selected three new flight directors who will manage and carry out shuttle flights and International Space Station expeditions.

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2009-05-23 08:25:44

Inclement weather has forced NASA to cancel plans to land the U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis at Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Saturday. The space agency said on its Web site the Atlantis astronauts will instead be spending another day in space and will next attempt the land the craft at 10:11 a.m.

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2009-05-22 07:10:00

Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts will have to remain in orbit longer than expected due to bad weather.

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2009-05-19 06:20:00

"Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts" is a new book produced by NASA and Abrams that provides a unique perspective of the historic program that took people to the moon nearly four decades ago. The publication chronicles Apollo missions 7 through 17 using photographs of the flights selected by each of the surviving Apollo astronauts.


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2012-03-10 09:17:29

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 28, 1986 at 11:38 AM EST and blew up 1 minute and 13 seconds later as a result of launch malfunctions. The shuttle was lost with all seven crew members. The Challenger disaster shook the confidence of the entire nation. As a personal note, this writer was in Mrs. Cook’s sixth grade class in Abilene, Texas. I was already an avid fan of the space program at that time. Most of us were. The class was watching this particular launch...

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2012-03-10 08:50:43

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 24, 1985 at 2:50 PM EST and landed at Kennedy on January 27 at 4:23 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 49 times at an altitude of 220 nautical miles and an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 1.3 million miles. The mission lasted 3 days, 1 hour, 33 minutes, and 23 seconds. The launch scheduled for January 23 was scrubbed due to freezing weather conditions. (Orbiter Challenger was scheduled for Mission 51-C but thermal tile problems...

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