NASA Unveils Orion Pressure Vessel at KSC Launching on EM-1 Moon Mission in 2018

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - NASA officials proudly unveiled the pressure vessel for the agency’s new Orion capsule destined to launch on the EM-1 mission to the Moon in 2018, after the vehicle arrived at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida last wee...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:49:31 +0000

Vesta Rules the February Dusk Skies

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Missing out on the morning planetary action?February sees all five naked eye planets in the dawn sky, though that's about to change in March. But the good news is, now is the time to hunt for a sometimes planet, sometimes asteroid in the early evening.We'r...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:17:19 +0000

Carnival of Space #443

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This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by Gadi Eidelheit at his The Venus Transit blog.Click here to read Carnival of Space #443. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:42:25 +0000

New Horizons Latest Find: Floating Ice Hills On Pluto!

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Ever since the New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto in July 2015, people here at Earth have been treated to an endless supply of discoveries about the dwarf planet. These included the first accurate pictures of what Pluto looks like, images of "Pluto's He...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:00:44 +0000

New Star Trek TV Series Beams Up Bryan Fuller as Co-Creator

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Move over, Kirk, "Star Trek" has a new captain now. CBS Studios has tapped "Hannibal" creator Bryan Fuller - a veteran Trek writer - as a co-creator for its new Trek TV series launching in 2017....
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:00:00 EST

LISTEN LIVE @ 5 pm ET: The State of NASA's 2017 Budget

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At 5 p.m. ET today (Feb. 9), NASA Chief Financial Officer David Radzanowski will brief media on the agency’s 2017 budget proposal during a teleconference....
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:19:00 EST

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