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Why Do Spacecraft Launch From Near the Equator?

Quora | Posted 06.03.2013 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Robert Frost, engineer/instructor at NASA Since the Earth rotates on its axis, each point on...

Chinese Space Program Sets Date For Fifth Manned Mission

AP | Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

BEIJING -- China will send three astronauts to its orbiting space station this summer in a mission that's part of preparations to establish an even la...

China Reveals Plans For Ambitious Space Launch

AP | Posted 06.09.2012 | Science

BEIJING -- China will launch three astronauts this month to dock with an orbiting experimental module, and the crew might include its first female spa...

The Senate Launch System - Destiny, Decision, and Disaster

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Rick Tumlinson

Let's use the $38 billion Congress wants to flush down the toilet of history to save NASA by funding useful programs that will actually open the frontier and get the agency back to exploring almost right away.

Where To Watch The Shuttle Launch LIVE

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully completed its final blastoff on Friday. Click here to see photos and video from the launch. --- PREV...

Endeavour Shuttle Launch VIDEO: Watch Space Shuttle Blast Off

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See Endeavour Shuttle Launch Video And Photos Below* By MARCIA DUNN, AP CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Endeavour and six astronauts rocketed into orbi...

Endeavour Shuttle Launch

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See Endeavour Shuttle Launch Video And Photos Below* By MARCIA DUNN, AP CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Endeavour and six astronauts rocketed into orbit Mo...