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As Engines Sputter To Life, Vintage Spacecraft Turns Toward Moon

With a comet fly-by and a solar orbit behind it, ISEE-3 has now revved its engines for a swing past the moon.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

West Australian

Privately funded solar spacecraft to launch in 2016

A tiny spacecraft designed to sail by the power of the sun is scheduled to launch atop a SpaceX rocket in 2016, a leading US space enthusiast said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Astronomy, Science

Space Ref

Next Space Station Crew to Participate in Nasa TV Briefing, Media Interviews

The next crew to launch to the International Space Station , including NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, will participate in a NASA Television news conference and media interviews Wednesday, July 16, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Mount Juliet, TN

Houston Chronicle

SpaceX gets final environmental clearance for South Texas launch site

The Federal Aviation Administration's "Record of Decision," issued today, allows SpaceX to apply for a license to build a launch site at Boca Chica beach, near Brownsville.

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Related Topix: Texas, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Science / Technology, NASA

ZDNet

To infinity and beyond! Voyager 1 is indeed in interstellar space

Some people had doubted that Voyager 1, launched in 1977 to explore Jupiter and Saturn, actually reached interstellar space in 2013.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Tonight's TV picks: Halle Berry breeds new life in 'Extant'

"Extant" : If Sandra Bullock can rocket off into outer space, why not Halle Berry? In this suspenseful, futuristic "event" series, the Oscar winner plays an astronaut, who, after a 13-month solo mission, struggles to reconnect with her family, which includes a creepy little robot boy.

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SFGate

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Says This Is The One Thing He Regrets Never Doing In Space

The life of American astronaut Buzz Aldrin is marked by major accomplishments. He was the second man to walk on the moon, graduated at the top of his class from West Point, and is the author of numerous books, including his latest, " Mission to Mars ," in which the rocket scientist outlines his vision for the future of space travel.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Gravity, Celebrities, George Clooney, NASA, Business News

Russia Taday

Russia test launches first newly designed 'Angara' space rocket

Russia has launched the ecologically clean Angara rocket from the Plesetsk military N osmodrome in Russia's north on the second try.

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Related Topix: Russia, World News, Science / Technology

Science Daily

Stretching forces shaped Jupiter moon's surface, laboratory model suggests

Processes that shaped the ridges and troughs on the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Ganymede are likely similar to tectonic processes seen on Earth, according to a team of researchers.

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Related Topix: Southwest Research Institute, Technical Services, Science / Technology, Astronomy, Science

NEWS.com.au

'There is life somewhere in space'

SCIENTISTS in the US are studying what they say is a mysterious "hot spot" in the sky that's emitting an unusual amount of cosmic rays.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Gravity

Tue Jul 08, 2014

USA Today

Final Atlantis crew expresses hope for future in space

When Atlantis blasted off from Kennedy Space Center at 11:29 a.m. three years ago Tuesday, commander Chris Ferguson's watch began marking the time on NASA's final shuttle mission.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, NASA, Cape Canaveral, FL

Reuters

Three hurt in electrical accident at NYC sea, air, space museum

Three people were injured on Tuesday in an electrical accident at the New York City pier where the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located, fire officials said.

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GPB.org

What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

When our pals at the Two-Way wrote last month that engineers had finally come up with a way to brew some good Italian espresso at the International Space Station, we were thoroughly intrigued.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Science / Technology, NASA

The Daily Caller

NASA Gives The 'Go' To Start Building Its Deep-Space Mars Rocket

The Saturn V rocket carrying the Apollo 11 spaceflight is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969 in this handout photo courtesy of NASA.

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Government Executive

NASA's Zombie Spacecraft Learns to Fire Its Engines

The quest to save the ISEE-3 - a long-lost NASA probe launched in the disco era and abandoned in the dot-com boom - might just succeed.

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Live Science

Super Typhoon Neoguri Seen from Space

The Suomi-NPP satellite captured this image of the super typhoon churning toward Okinawa and southern Japan on July 7, 2014, at 4:55 Universal Time .

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Science / Technology, Weather

New Scientist

Next generation of space cowboys get ready to fly

Say hello to the next generation of space cowboys. This week, private aerospace firm FireFly Space Systems in Austin, Texas, revealed the design of the FireFly Alpha , a shiny new vehicle that aims to launch lightweight satellites at low cost.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Austin, TX

Myrtle Beach Online

'Extant': Sci-fireworks from CBS

CBS is setting off some post-Independence Day fireworks with "Extant" , a splashy 13-episode sci-fi thriller starring Halle Berry.

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Universe Today

Calling All Space Tweeps! In Honor of STS-135, Share Your Fave Shuttle Pics

Atlantis sits on the launch pad in July 2011 ahead of the final launch of the space shuttle program, STS-135.

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Clarksville Online

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft senses Tsunami Waves from our Sun in Interstellar Space

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced a new "tsunami wave" from the sun as it sails through interstellar space.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, NASA

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