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Top-Secret U.S. Satellite Blasts Off

AP | Posted 08.20.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — The Air Force has launched a rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a top-secret satellite for the United Stat...

NASA's Secret Beach House: Where Astronauts Relax Before Launch

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

Before blasting off into space, the astronauts of the last Space Shuttle mission will spend their final hours of free time in a private beach house ab...

SDO Launch DELAYED: NASA To Try Solar Dynamics Observatory Launch Again Thursday

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) launch was successfully completed. The Associated Press reports: The most advanced solar observator...

NASA fuels space shuttle Atlantis for afternoon liftoff

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Butterfly experiments from CU on board CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla....

Rainy, cloudy weather could stall NASA test flight

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's new rocket for its back-to-the-moon program is on the launch pad, all set for a test flight Tuesday morning. But rain and clouds could interfere.

Forecasters said Monday there is a 60 percent chance bad weather will stall the launch.

The Ares I-X will fly for just two minutes. The first-stage booster will parachute into the Atlantic and be recovered. The tall, skinny rocket is outfitted with some 700 sensors. It's a $445 million test.

NASA hopes to launch an Ares rocket into orbit with astronauts in 2015. But a panel of experts contends it will be more like 2017. The Ares is supposed to replace space shuttles and eventually fly to the moon. The White House, though, is considering various options.


Photos of the day: NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

People watch as NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-129 lifts off of launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center Monday in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The...

NASA invites Twitterers to next shuttle launch

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is inviting its Twitter followers to the next space shuttle launch.

The shuttle Atlantis was moved to the launch pad Wednesday for its planned liftoff on Nov. 12. The shuttle will deliver more goods to the International Space Station.

For the first time ever, NASA is holding a liftoff Tweetup. The first 100 NASA Twitter followers who sign up will get a tour of Kennedy Space Center and a front-row seat for Atlantis' launch. Registration opens Friday.

NASA has had Tweetups before, but never for a shuttle launch.

NASA says it wants to share the excitement of a shuttle launch with a new audience. Astronauts have been filing Twitter updates since spring, from both Earth and orbit.

Atlantis, crew land in Calif. after Hubble mission

AP | JOHN ANTCZAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven astronauts returned safely to Earth on Sunday, detouring from stormy Flori...

Hubble Spacewalk PHOTOS: Astronauts Have Trouble With Hubble Repair Work

AP Aerospace Writer | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

***SCROLL DOW FOR PHOTOS*** CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Spacewalking astronauts had to install a refurbished pair of gyroscopes in the Hubble Space Telesc...

In Focus: Hummel Space Telescope Seeks Out, Photographs Collectible Space Phenomena

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL--NASA is celebrating a successful start to the first-ever deep-space exploration project funded entirely by elderly women with Mond...

Atlantis Astronauts Grab Hubble Space Telescope, Now Face 5 Treacherous Space Walks

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Atlantis' astronauts grabbed the Hubble Space Telescope on Wednesday, then quickly set their sights on the difficult, dan...

Shuttle Atlantis Damage Doesn't Appear To Be Serious: NASA

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Atlantis astronauts uncovered a 21-inch stretch of nicks on their space shuttle Tuesday, but NASA said the damage did...