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Artist’s Concept of a SEP (Solar Electric Propulsion System)

Using advanced Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) technologies is an essential part of future missions into deep space with larger payloads. The use of robotics and advanced SEP technologies like this concept of an SEP-based spacecraft during NASA mission to find, … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: America’s ability to deliver & return ISS cargo has been RESTORED thanks to SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-1 capsule

The SpaceX Dragon capsule parachuted back to Earth Sunday afternoon with 2,000 pounds of science experiments and old equipment from the International Space Station. CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — An unmanned Dragon freighter carrying a stash of precious medical samples from … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: See the shadow of the moon on the surface of the Earth from the ISS

As the Moon came between the Earth and the Sun, causing a rare solar eclipse, International Space Station astronaut Don Pettit captured imagery of the shadow cast on Earth on May 20th, 2012. Using filters that only pass light when … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: U.S.A.F.to step up “SPACE-JUNK” tracking

The Air Force will improve its ability to track space junk later this year when airmen begin using a new suite of equipment to help them watch it all, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said last week. Schwartz said … Continue reading

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China has successfully launched the Tiangong-1, a prototype laboratory for China’s 1st orbiting space station

China has successfully launched the Tiangong-1, a prototype laboratory for China’s very first orbiting space station. Witness  the launch that took place yesterday by viewing the video below and see how Beijing’s conquest of space is literally “taking off” and catching … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Top Secret C-130 with Rocket Boosters | Military.com

Late 1980: in a top-secret mission to rescue the American hostages in Iran, the US government modified a C-130 Hercules to be a “Super STOL” aircraft by adding 30 rockets to boost it on takeoff and slow it on landing. … Continue reading

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While U.S. retreats from it’s past space ambitions, China and other nations aim for new space stations, moon bases, Mars, and more…

Countries including China, India and Iran are engaged in a new race to explore space. Efforts include building research centers, rockets, satellites and lunar rovers. As NASA retreats from an ambitious human spaceflight program for the foreseeable future, foreign countries … Continue reading

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A Near Earth Object (NEO) just skims by Earth and we didn’t even know about it until 5 days prior to reaching Earth

A A shudder of air and a quick streak of light were the only signs of an asteroid’s near-Earth flyby nearly two months ago on June 27th, 2011. Asteroid 2011 MD isn’t this year’s closest approach by a near-Earth object, … Continue reading

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SLIDESHOW: Final Launching of Atlantis

Final Launching of Atlantis The space shuttle Atlantis rocketed off its seaside launching pad on Friday, rising atop a tower of smoke and flames as it left Earth on the shuttle program’s final flight.  The shuttle needs to reach a … Continue reading

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What’s after Space Shuttle Atlantis? Thousands of more lay-offs

On Sunday at 11:07 a.m. EDT, Atlantis will dock with the International Space Station to deliver more than four tons of supplies. The flight of Atlantis is the final space shuttle mission as NASA ends the 30-year program to pursue a new path in space exploration. Thousands … Continue reading

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