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Four Space Shuttle Veterans Join Astronaut Hall of Fame as Heroes

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Hundreds of people came out to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday (May 30) to watch four space shuttle veterans be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame — and help celebrate the 34th wedding anniversary of the first astronaut couple. “Well, this has never happened before,” remarked Robert […]

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Boeing Space Capsule Gets NASA's 1st Commercial Crew Flight Order

A Boeing CST-100 crew capsule approaches the International Space Station carrying a new crew for NASA in this artist’s illustration. NASA has awarded Being its first order for a commercial crew flight in 2017.Credit: Boeing NASA has awarded Boeing with the first order for a commercial crew change flight to the International Space Station once […]

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The winds of Mars

Space Science Image of the Week: Strong winds whip dust and sand from the martian surface into a frenzy, shaping and smoothing the planet’s surface features To source

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Best Space Stories of the Week – May 31, 2015

An artist’s concept depicts a NASA mission to Europa. NASA aims to launch the mission, which will likely feature about 45 flybys of the icy Jupiter moon, by the mid-2020s.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA announced the science instruments for its mission to Europa, SpaceX was certified for U.S. military launches and a tiny solar-sailing spacecraft suffered a […]

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As the World Turns: Night Sky Photographer Snaps Earth's Precession

As the World Turns: Night Sky Photographer Snaps Earth's Precession

The Earth’s precession is captured in stunning detail in this image by a veteran astrophotographer. In an email to Space.com, night sky photographer Miguel Claro said he developed a new photo technique  showing a Vega “polar” star trail. The image was taken from inside the Mourão Castle, in the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, the First […]

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Best Space Photos of the Week — May 31, 2015

Virgin Galactic’s second SpaceShipTwo passenger ship is coming together, with the commercial spaceliner lowering its landing gear for the first time last…Read More » week. SpaceShipTwo lowered its landing gear on May 21 in the ship’s construction hangar at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Read the Full Story .   Less « To source

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