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  • SpaceX breaks ground on Texas orbital launch facility

    SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Privately owned SpaceX started construction in south Texas on Monday for what the company said will be the first private commercial orbital launch facility in the world. Space Exploration Technologies Corp, the company's formal...
  • Wallops to launch a rocket next week -- maybe you'll see it

    Wallops to launch a rocket next week --  maybe you'll see it
    In the wee hours Wednesday, NASA Wallops Flight Facility plans to launch a Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket for the U.S. Defense Department. Since it’s a Pentagon mission, the NASA Visitor Center on the Eastern Shore won’t be open for...
  • Orlando tech companies aim for smart-sensor breakthroughs

    Orlando tech companies aim for smart-sensor breakthroughs
    An optical-sensor camera captures a 3-D image of Blair Barbour's face, scanning every line and crease. It instantly cross-matches the image with a huge database and determines whether he is anxious or calm; happy or angry; a possible terrorist or a...
  • Who cares whether there was life on Mars? [Letter]

    Who cares whether there was life on Mars? [Letter]
    It was front page news when a NASA spacecraft entered Mars orbit recently to probe whether the planet had ever harbored life ("NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went," Sept. 21). We spent $671...
  • Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust

    Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust
    Stardust, a 770-pound NASA spacecraft about the size of an office desk, zoomed around space in the early 2000s collecting space dust — a remarkable achievement in itself that involved the use of a dried gel known as aerogel. The gel, which feels...
  • NASA robotic probe slips into orbit around Mars

    NASA robotic probe slips into orbit around Mars
    A NASA robotic spacecraft fired its braking rockets on Sunday, ending a 10-month journey to put itself into orbit around Mars and begin a hunt for the planet's lost water. After traveling 442 million miles, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution,...
  • Virginia Air and Space Center names new director

    Virginia Air and Space Center names new director
    The former president of a Connecticut children's museum will begin commanding the Virginia Air and Space Center this November. Robert Griesmer was named Friday as the new executive director of the museum in downtown Hampton. He previously led the...
  • NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went

    NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went
    A satellite that has been hurtling toward Mars for the past 10 months slammed on the brakes Sunday night, gliding into the red planet's gravity field to spend a year studying its atmosphere — and hopefully collect evidence that Mars might once...
  • SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from Florida

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to deliver a cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA. The 208-foot (63-meter) tall booster, built and...
  • NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water

    NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water
    A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey. After traveling 442 million miles from Earth, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or...
  • Is manned spaceflight worth the risk and money?

    To the editor: We should review whether we want to continue wasting money transporting people to the International Space Station. ("NASA contracts with SpaceX and Boeing for space transport," Sept. 16) A separate article describes the inadequacy of...