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Herschel Space Observatory

The European Space Agency (ESA) and its partners (including NASA) are preparing to launch the Herschel Space Observatory into space. Formerly named the Far Infrared and Submillimetre Telescope (FIRST), Herschel will observe the far infrared and submillimeter wavelengths from stable ...

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The Phoenix Has Landed

The Phoenix Has Landed

Precisely at 7:53PM EST, the “Phoenix Mars Lander” touched-down on the desert-like surface of Mars. Since its launch on August 4th, 2007, the spacecraft has covered more than 680,752,512 kilometers, traveling at average speeds of around 120,000 km/hr. Upon arriving ...

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Endeavour STS-118 Mission Liftoff

Endeavour STS-118 Mission Liftoff

On August 8th, 2007, Space Shuttle Endeavour successfully lifted off the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The launch, the first for the Endeavour after almost five years following the Columbia Shuttle disaster, marks the beginning of the Space ...

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STS-121 Discovery Launch

STS-121 Discovery Launch

Space Shuttle Discovery launch – mission STS-121 – was the third launch attempt in four days after previous ones were scrubbed due to weather concerns. Liftoff was on-time at 2:38 p.m. EDT on July 4th, 2006. The Orbital Insertion Altitude ...

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