Tag Archives: NASA

In The News: Obama Selects New Defense Secretary, NASA To Launch New Spacecraft, Winston’s Conduct Hearing Set, Consumer Group Warns About Choking Hazards

By on December 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Obama selects Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary – Ashton Carter has been selected as the new defense secretary, according to reports. If President Obama moves forward with his nomination and is approved by the Senate, Carter will replace Chuck Hagel, […]

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In the News: Utah School Carbon Monoxide Leak, NASA Launches Maven, Gettysburg Address Anniversary, Zimmerman Due In Court

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 11:29 am

Carbon monoxide leak hospitalizes at least 40 at Utah School – A carbon monoxide leak at a Utah elementary school sent 44 students and adults to hospitals. All have been released from the hospital except for one injured emergency medical […]

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Asteroid will pass close to Earth

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm

An asteroid will pass close to Earth on Feb. 15, but won’t be close enough to impact. It will come closer than some weather satellites orbit.

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10 years after the Columbia shuttle disaster, a reporter remembers

By on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Ten years after the Columbia space shuttle crumbled to the surface of the Earth, many people still remember the day of the tragedy. One reporter reminisces on his experience at the Florida space station that was expecting the shuttle’s landing.

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NASA releases Van Allen belt chorus wave sound recordings

By on December 4th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

NASA’s Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science team has released interesting recordings from the Van Allen belt, a layer of protection around Earth that keeps out radiation. You can hear the sounds here.

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Space station power issue calls for spacewalk

By on September 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Two astronauts will embark on a spacewalk today after a previously unsuccessful mission to repair a power issue.

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Are space settlements in our future?

By on August 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm

NASA has been undergoing quite a few changes recently. In the past few weeks, the agency awarded the Sierra Nevada Corporation, SpaceX and Boeing contracts to develop a craft to take astronauts into orbit in the next five years. This […]

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First privately funded rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center

By on May 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:11 am

Space-X’s Falcon 9 rocket carried the unmanned Dragon capsule into space today from Cape Canveral, Fla., marking the first time a private company has sent a spacecraft to the space station.  The mission is considered the first test of NASA’s plan to […]

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