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International Space Station, Space Shuttle, NASA

Two Americans, Russian Lift Off for Space Station

June 15th, 2010

Two Americans and a Russian blasted off from Central Asia aboard a Soyuz rocket on Tuesday, initiating a six-month mission to the International Space Station, where they will finish the outfitting of the newest module and tackle dozens of science experiments. The spacecraft rose from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:35 p.m., EDT. After […]

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International Space Station, Space Shuttle, NASA

Two Americans, Russian Prepare for Space Station Mission

June 12th, 2010

A U.S. and Russian crew will lift off for the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz rocket Tuesday night, initiating a six-month journey to finish the outfitting of the newest station module, watch over dozens of science experiments and await the next to last NASA space shuttle mission. The spacecraft carrying Fyodor Yurchikhin, the Soyuz […]

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Commercial Space

SpaceX Falcon 9 Reaches Orbit

June 4th, 2010

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket roared into orbit on Friday, climbing into space on what appeared to be a successful full duration inaugural test flight of nearly 10 minutes. The slender white, 180-foot tall, two-stage rocket with the “SPACEX” logo stenciled on the side lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 2:45 p.m., […]

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Hubble Space Telescope

Four to Join U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

June 2nd, 2010

The first  African-American space traveler is among four men and women who will be inducted into the U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, Fla., on Saturday (June 5). Guion Bluford, now 67, earned the distinction on Aug. 30, 1983, as he lifted off on the eighth space shuttle flight as a mission specialist. […]

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Book Review: Me and The Biospheres – A Memoir by the Inventor of Biosphere 2

May 22nd, 2010

Me and The Biospheres: A Memoir by the Inventor of Biosphere 2 by John Allen; Synergetic Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico; (paperback) $39.95; 2009. The term “biosphere” was coined by geologist Eduard Seuss in 1875, which he defined as the place on Earth’s surface where life dwells. Our Earth is Biosphere 1. Now fast forward […]

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