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STS-119 Launches into Space…Finally

STS-119 Launches into Space…Finally

After several delays, including twice over the past week, the space shuttle Discovery has finally been launched into space. The spacecraft took off at precisely 7:43 p.m. EDT, embarking on the STS-119 mission, which will provide the International Space Station ...

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Russia Aims towards the Red Planet

Russia Aims towards the Red Planet

Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has announced its intentions to build a low-orbit space station, which, according to the agency, will support future exploration of the moon and Mars. The project proposal is already on its way to be reviewed ...

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NASA Outsources ISS Resupply

NASA Outsources ISS Resupply

The National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) announced plans to outsource upcoming resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX vehicles will make twelve trips to the space station and Orbital Sciences Corporation vehicles will make eight between 2010 ...

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Fast Plasma Rocket Test

Fast Plasma Rocket Test

Ad Astra Rocket Company of Webster, Texas is nearly ready to test its Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) in space. A scale model of the plasma rocket will be put through its paces at the International Space Station (ISS) ...

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NASA STS-124 Mission Takes Off

NASA STS-124 Mission Takes Off

On 5:02 p.m. EDT NASA launched the Discovery Space Shuttle on its latest mission, STS-124. The shuttle will deliver Japan’s Kibo pressurized module to the International Space Station (ISS). Furthermore, during some last minute preparations, very important equipment has been ...

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STS-120 Takes Off With a Lightsaber

STS-120 Takes Off With a Lightsaber

Space Shuttle Discovery was launched today from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 11:38 a.m. EDT, following a smooth countdown. STS 120 will deliver and install the new Harmony Space Module onto the International Space Station (ISS), completing the ...

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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, mark