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Space Jump Video Documents Longest Human Freefall

October 18th, 2013

Space diver, Felix Baumgartner, made a historic leap into the record books in October of last year. Ballooning to the edge of space, Baumgartner jumped from his free-flying perch and became the first human to break the speed of sound in freefall with a top speed of 843.6 mph or Mach 1.25. That record was […]

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SpaceShipTwo Test Flight Success

September 6th, 2013

The sky above the Mojave Air and Space Port in California was the scene for another test flight of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo – the reusable space plane destined to carry tourists to the edge of space. The September 5 flight – the vehicle’s second powered flight, saw the craft achieve the highest altitude and greatest […]

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Book Review: Round About the Earth – Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit

July 7th, 2013

Round About the Earth – Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit by Joyce E. Chaplin; Simon & Schuster; New York, New York; $35.00; 2012. This is a fascinating and pleasurable look at explorers that have accomplished around-the-world travel. For almost five hundred years, we human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth – by […]

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FY-Eye: NASA’s Image Detective System!

July 4th, 2013

A creative new website is available from NASA that can help improve your own feature-spotting skills and geographical knowledge about our planet – a plus in readying yourself for your own space tourism flight in Earth orbit. Meanwhile, you can also help the Crew Earth Observations team with photographs from the International Space Station (ISS). […]

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Atlantis Exhibit Makes Weekend Debut

June 28th, 2013

  Orbiter Atlantis, a veteran of 33 NASA shuttle missions, goes on public display in Central Florida on Saturday as the centerpiece of a $100 million Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex exhibit.   More than 40 astronauts, including NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, will be among those participating in […]

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