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SpaceX Leases Historic Launch Complex 39A from NASA for new Era of Commercial Space Launches

by Ken Kremer April 16, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter The keys to NASA’s historic launch Pad 39A that propelled humanity’s first man to walk on the Moon – Neil Armstrong – during the history making flight of Apollo 11, have been handed over to new owners, namely the private aerospace […]

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SpaceX Cargo Launch to Station “GO” for April 14 – Watch Live Here

by Ken Kremer April 13, 2014

Following closely on the heels of Thursday’s spectacular Atlas V rocket blastoff from Cape Canaveral and a last moment computer failure at the ISS over the weekend, an upgraded Space X Falcon 9 rocket is now poised to launch on Monday (April 14) and complete a double barreled salvo of liftoffs from the Florida Space […]

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You’re In A Spacesuit, Blind. This Astronaut Survived It And Explains What He Did Next

by Elizabeth Howell March 20, 2014

“There is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.” So with that old astronaut principle in mind, what is the best reaction to take when your eyes become blinded while you’re working on the International Space Station, in no more protection than with a spacesuit? The always eloquent Canadian (retired) astronaut Chris […]

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Why Flower Bouquets Regularly Show Up In NASA Mission Control

by Elizabeth Howell March 19, 2014

Three red roses and a white one. The flower bouquet sitting in NASA Mission Control right now in Houston is one of a series that has appeared with every single mission since 1988 — a small gift from a Texas family whose members are long-standing fans of space exploration. The first bouquet showed up on […]

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6-Year-Old ‘Right Stuff’ Boy Reaches for the Stars with Petition Drive and Astronauts to Save NASA Funding

by Ken Kremer March 18, 2014

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX, FL- When 6-year-old Connor Johnson from Denver, Colo. heard that his youthful dreams of going to Mars and ‘Reaching for the Stars’ were in danger due to funding cuts to NASA’s budget, he decided to do something about it. So, with the encouragement of his parents, Connor started an online […]

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