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Explorer Students Quiz Astronauts

May 22nd, 2010

With their mission to the International Space Station drawing to a close, astronauts aboard the shuttle Atlantis took time on Saturday to speak with students from NASA Explorer Schools and take their questions about spaceflight. What, wondered one student, is it like to return to Earth after living in weightlessness for months aboard the station? […]

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U.S. Space Leadership in Jeopardy, Armstrong, Cernan Tell Senate Panel

May 12th, 2010

  The first and the last of America’s Apollo moon walkers raised concerns before a Senate oversight panel on Wednesday that President Obama’s space exploration strategy could cause the United States to lose its global leadership in the exploration of space. Neil Armstrong, who became the first 12 NASA astronauts to walk the moon as […]

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NASA Anticipating Good Weather for Lift Off of Atlantis

May 11th, 2010

The countdown for the launching of the shuttle Atlantis on the ship’s last scheduled mission, a 12-day voyage to the International Space Station, will get under way Tuesday afternoon with a favorable weather outlook. Lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida is scheduled for Friday at 2:20 p.m., EDT. “We’re ready to launch,” […]

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To Mars via Moscow! New Video Details Simulated Space Travel

May 10th, 2010

Starting next month, a crew of six that involves two Europeans, three Russians and one Chinese will participate in the first full-duration simulated mission to Mars. The Mars 500 experiment mimics a mission to Mars in a mockup that includes an interplanetary spaceship, a Mars lander and a martian landscape. Mars500 is being conducted by Russia’s Institute […]

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The Missions of Atlantis

May 9th, 2010

  Shuttle Atlantis is nearing a lift off for the 32nd and likely the last time on Friday, May 14, a strong indication that NASA’s shuttle program is nearing the retirement envisioned by the nation’s top policy makers in the aftermath of the 2003 shuttle Columbia tragedy. The launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in […]

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NASA Clears Atlantis for Final Scheduled Mission

May 5th, 2010

Shuttle Atlantis will under go preparations for its final scheduled mission, a 12-day voyage to the International Space Station for the delivery of a Russian made-docking and laboratory module as well as spacewalking upgrades to communications and solar power systems. On Wednesday, top NASA managers cleared the 25-year-old winged spacecraft for the mission, following a daylong Flight […]

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