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NASA launches historic mission to asteroid
The first NASA explorer of its kind took off on a seven-year quest Thursday, chasing after a big, black, unexplored asteroid to gather a few handfuls of gravel for return to Earth.
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FOUND in space: Lost Philae comet lander finally turns up – jammed in space rock crevice (PHOTOS)
Missing comet lander Philae has finally been found after two years lost in space. The good news is that the mystery of the lander’s location has been solved – but the bad news is that it’s trapped in a dark, rocky crevice on a comet. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NASA probe blasts off on quest to collect asteroid samples
An Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday carrying a robot space probe on NASA’s first quest to collect samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth in hopes of learning more about the origins of life. The 19-story rocket, built and flown for NASA by United Launch Alliance, lifted off at...
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Colorado-conceived OSIRIS-REx starts its 7-year space journey
A research spacecraft with Colorado fingerprints all over it successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida Thursday evening, starting a seven-year, 4.4 billion mile mission to chase down and study an asteroid named Bennu.
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NASA spacecraft on way to asteroid to bring back samples
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first NASA explorer of its kind took off on a seven-year quest Thursday, chasing after a big, black, unexplored asteroid to gather a few handfuls of gravel for return to Earth.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space exploration Atlas V United Launch Alliance NASA Space Shuttle Jupiter
Lockheed Martin-built OSIRIS-REx now on its way to distant asteroid
The first NASA explorer of its kind took off on a seven-year quest Thursday, chasing after a big, black, unexplored asteroid to gather a few handfuls of gravel for return to Earth.
67 points by The Denver Post | Solar System Earth Sun Mercury Mars NASA Asteroid Space exploration
NASA Launches Osiris-Rex Spacecraft to Retrieve Asteroid Pieces
The craft is set to return to Earth in seven years with bits of a nearby asteroid that would give scientists a window on some of the material that made up the early solar system.
1807 points by The New York Times | Solar System Sun Planet Mars Moon Earth Mercury NASA
NASA launches spacecraft on 7-year mission to visit asteroid, bring back samples
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA launches spacecraft on 7-year mission to visit asteroid, bring back samples.
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NASA spacecraft heads off to asteroid to bring back samples
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is on its way to the space rock Bennu (BEHN'oo).
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NASA study of twins Mark and Scott Kelly examines biological limits of sending humans to Mars
Dr. Francine Garrett-Bakelman arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the middle of the night, ready to get her hands on Scott Kelly’s blood. She watched on a laptop as the astronaut stepped off a plane March 2 about 1:30 a.m., back in Houston after his record 340 days aboard the International...
763 points by Los Angeles Times | International Space Station NASA Space exploration Human spaceflight Astronaut Immune system White blood cell Mir
Never before seen photos of Jupiter
NASA's spacecraft Juno sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole -- photographs that reveal activity unlike anything scientists have ever seen before, the space agency said.
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Bennu: NASA set to launch historic asteroid mission
US space agency to launch first mission to retrieve dust from asteroid in hopes of learning more about origins of life.
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NASA's First-Ever Asteroid Mission Set For Launch
Bolted to the top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will lift off on Thursday to study an asteroid and return to Earth seven years later with a sample for first-hand analysis.
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NASA launching real 'Armageddon' mission
NASA is launching a space probe called OSIRIS-REx on Thursday to chase down a dark, potentially dangerous asteroid called Bennu. The probe will take a sample of the asteroid and -- in a US space first -- bring the sample back to Earth.
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NASA to land probe on asteroid after Earth nearly avoids one
Astronomers shared a collective sigh of relief last week when a 100-foot asteroid hurtling toward Earth missed by 50,000 miles-just a fifth of the distance to the moon. As comforting as the avoided terrestrial calamity was, what was seen as disturbing is that no one knew it was coming.
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NASA aims at asteroid to bring back samples
NASA is going after an asteroid this week like never before.It’s launching a spacecraft to the exotic black rock named Bennu, vacuuming up handfuls of gravel from the surface, and then in a grand finale, delivering the pay dirt all the way back to Earth.The mission will take seven years, from Thursd...
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Happy landings: 3 space station crew members back on Earth
After watching more than 2,750 sunrises from above the Earth, three crew members of the International Space Station returned to the planet for a sparkling sunrise back on Earth Wednesday ...
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Mission to asteroid a 'go' for Thursday launch
The spacecraft aims to rendezvous with the asteroid and return to Earth with a sample.        
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NASA set to launch probe on asteroid mission
The probe will suck up at least two ounces of loose gravel and dust from the space rock’s surface, then store it in a small capsule slated to drop back down to the Utah desert in 2023.        
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Lost space probe found

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Why is NASA chasing this asteroid?
NASA's OSIRIS-REx space probe will rendezvous with asteroid Bennu, take a sample and -- in a U.S. space first -- bring the sample back to Earth.
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NASA robot may find 'clues to origin of life' on near-Earth asteroid [VIDEO]
NASA’s groundbreaking seven-year mission with OSIRIS-REx, a robotic spacecraft, is about to launch. Its goal is to huddle up next to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, where it will fire nitrogen gas and vacuum up the planetoid’s dirt and gravel for study. Read Full Article at RT.com
116 points by Russia Today | Space exploration NASA Solar System Outer space Earth Mars Asteroid Mercury
ISS astronauts clearing some space for new parking spot
Astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | International Space Station Extra-vehicular activity Mir Space Shuttle NASA Human spaceflight Kennedy Space Center European Space Agency
Elon Musk on brink of “Wright Brothers Moment” with reused rocket
If the rocket Elon Musk's SpaceX expects to launch next week looks familiar, that's because it is.
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Review: Few signs of ‘Life’ in schlocky sci-fi tale
Don’t let the very good cast fool you, this outer space adventure is just another ‘Alien’ clone        
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SpaceX rocket successfully launches from historic NASA launchpad
Rocket was carrying more han 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station.       
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SpaceX rocket successfully launches carrying supplies to the International Space Station
Rocket was carrying more han 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station.       
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SpaceX completes historic launch

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SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad
This is SpaceX’s first launch from Florida since a rocket explosion last summer        
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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off, lands at Cape Canaveral
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center's historic pad 39A on Sunday, taking with it more than 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station.         
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SpaceX trying to launch rocket from historic moon pad — again
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— SpaceX is taking another shot at launching a rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad. As dawn broke Sunday over Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, the unmanned Falcon rocket stood at Launch Complex 39A, poised to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for 9:39 a.m. This is the same pad...
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SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's historic moonshot pad is back in business.A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off Sunday morning from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A. It was visible for just seconds before ducking into clouds on its way to the International Space Station, with a load of supplies.Astronauts flew to the moon from this very spot nearly a half-century ago. The pad was last used for NASA's final shuttle mission nearly six years ago.
17 points by Boston Herald | Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle Cape Canaveral Air Force Station NASA International Space Station SpaceX Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 Falcon 9
SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad
NASA's historic moonshot pad is back in business. A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off Sunday morning from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A. It's carrying a load of supplies for the International Space Station. Astronauts flew to the moon from this very spot nearly a half-century ago. The...
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SpaceX successfully launches rocket on second attempt - NASA
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Sunday, on the second attempt this weekend, recovering from technical issues which thwarted the planned launch a day earlier. Read Full Article at RT.com
2761 points by Russia Today | Rocket Kennedy Space Center International Space Station NASA Space Shuttle Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space exploration Launch pad
SpaceX aims for Sunday morning launch after scrub on Saturday
SpaceX is set to launch almost 5,500 pounds of supplies Sunday morning to the International Space Station after scrubbing its previous attempt Saturday because of a potential issue with its Falcon 9 rocket. The launch is scheduled for 6:38 a.m. Pacific time from Kennedy Space Center in Florida....
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral Air Force Station International Space Station Space Shuttle NASA SpaceX Rocket Space exploration
SpaceX trying again to launch rocket from historic moon pad
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is taking another shot at launching a rocket from NASA's historic moon pad. As dawn broke Sunday over Florida's Kennedy Space Center, the unmanned Falcon rocket stood at Launch Complex 39A, poised to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Kennedy Space Center NASA International Space Station Space Shuttle Space exploration Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Cape Canaveral
SpaceX scrubs launch, will try again Sunday morning
SpaceX scrubbed its launch of a space station supply mission seconds before liftoff Saturday morning, citing a possible problem with the second stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. The Hawthorne space company said it would try to launch again Sunday at 6:38 a.m. Pacific time from Launch Complex 39A at...
17 points by Los Angeles Times | Kennedy Space Center International Space Station Space Shuttle NASA SpaceX Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Vandenberg Air Force Base Rocket
Some at NASA call for Earth’s moon to be relabeled as planet
NASA scientists are calling for the moon to be ­reclassified as a planet. Investigator Alan Stern argues the Earth’s moon — along with the moons that orbit Jupiter and Saturn — has “all the features of planets.”
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SpaceX aborts flight due to rocket issues

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Last-second launch delay for SpaceX at historic moon pad
Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX on Saturday to delay its inaugural launch from NASA's historic moon pad. SpaceX halted the countdown with just 13 seconds remaining. The second-stage steering issue actually cropped up several minutes earlier. But with just an instant to get the unmanned...
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SpaceX rocket launch aborted due to technical difficulties, rescheduled for Sunday- NASA (VIDEO)
Saturday’s scheduled launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has been delayed due to technical issues. NASA said in a tweet that it was due “to a second stage thrust vector control issue.” The launch has been rescheduled for Sunday morning. Read Full Article at RT.com
190 points by Russia Today | Kennedy Space Center International Space Station NASA Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Shuttle Rocket Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 SpaceX
SpaceX go for launching rocket from NASA's historic moon pad
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is all set to launch a rocket from NASA's historic moon pad.
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Trump may get Kennedy-esque with earlier return to moon
Doug G. WareFeb. 15 (UPI) -- NASA on Wednesday indicated that President Trump may want the United States to resurrect its pioneering spirit in outer space.
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Trump may get Kennedy-esque with desire for U.S. space domination
Doug G. WareFeb. 15 (UPI) -- NASA on Wednesday indicated that President Trump way want the United States to resurrect its pioneering spirit in outer space.
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NASA to study flying crew on first flight of big rocket
NASA to study risks, costs of putting astronauts on first flight of a giant new rocket.       
97 points by USA Today | NASA Space exploration Kennedy Space Center Rocket Human spaceflight Spaceflight Space Shuttle Spacecraft
NASA, Kennedy Space Center await direction from Trump
Robert Cabana calls space center a multi-user spaceport as home to NASA, commercial operators.       
13885 points by USA Today | Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle NASA International Space Station Space exploration Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Spaceflight Rocket
India puts record 104 satellites into orbit, in one go
With a single rocket, India successfully put 104 satellites into orbit, breaking the previous record set by Russia.
22559 points by Al Jazeera English | Space exploration Spacecraft Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Indian Space Research Organisation Spaceflight Narendra Modi United Arab Emirates NASA
India eyes record satellite launch
Forget the US versus Russia. The real space race is taking place in Asia.
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Mars 2020: Final three landing sites revealed (PHOTOS)
NASA scientists have narrowed down their list of potential landing sites for the Mars 2020 rover. Just three places remain, including ancient areas of the Martian landscape. Read Full Article at RT.com
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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vertical at Florida's Kennedy Space Center
Daniel UriaFeb. 11 (UPI) -- SpaceX lifted it's Falcon 9 rocket at Florida's Kennedy Space Center to undergo testing in preparation for a potential launch.
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