Assembly Complete for NASA’s Maiden Orion Spacecraft Launching in December 2014

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Technicians at the Kennedy Space Center have completed the final major assembly work on NASA’s maiden Orion crew module slated to launch on its first unmanned orbital test flight this December, dubbed Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) After first attaching the Launch Abort System (LAS) to the top of the capsule, engineers carefully installed a fairing […]
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  • On: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:57:18 +0000

Huge Sunspot Full Of X and M Flares | Video

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On October 22nd, 2012, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an M-class and X-class flare erupting from sunspot AR2192.
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  • On: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:46:08 EDT

Ex-Astro Mike Massimino Previews Hubble@25 Exhibit on Intrepid | Video

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The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum’s Senior Advisor for Space Programs and the exhibit's Co-Curator shares stories of his trips to service the Space Telescope and describes the exhibit.
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  • On: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:39:22 EDT

A Decade into a New Spaceflight Era, a Mixture of Frustration and Optimism

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Company executives and government officials at a commercial space conference expressed a mixture of optimism and impatience.
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  • On: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:40:54 EDT

Is Dark Matter Coming From The Sun?

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For decades, astronomers and cosmologists have postulated that the Universe is filled with an invisible, mysterious mass known as “dark matter.” For decades, the search for this elusive matter has dominated the field of cosmology. Precise measurements were obtained over 20 years ago when dark matter was first mapped in galaxy halos. Only recently has […]
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  • On: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:43:53 +0000

Cosmonauts Breeze Through Speedy Spacewalk at Space Station

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Cosmonauts Max Suraev and Alexander Samokutyaev went outside the International Space Station today. They completed what was supposed to be a six-hour spacewalk in just three hours and 38 minutes.
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  • On: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:37:30 EDT

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