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  • SpaceX to test launch abort system

    SpaceX to test launch abort system
    SpaceX will test its astronaut rescue system on Wednesday by blowing a Dragon capsule off of the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center Wednesday, sending it 5,000 feet into the air and back to Earth on parachutes. Inside will be an astronaut dummy named...
  • SpaceX mile-high escape test will feature 'Buster' the dummy

    SpaceX is just days away from shooting up a crew capsule to test a launch escape system designed to save astronauts' lives. Buster, the dummy, is already strapped in for Wednesday's nearly mile-high ride from Cape Canaveral, Florida. He'll be alone as...
  • SpaceX to test astronaut rescue system Wednesday

    SpaceX will demonstrate their astronaut rescue system on Wednesday by blowing a Dragon capsule off of the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center Wednesday, sending it 5,000 feet into the air and back to Earth on parachutes. Inside will be an astronaut dummy...
  • NASA, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson to talk about 'drag'

    NASA, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson to talk about 'drag'
    NASA has long had a strong working relationship with the world of sports car racing, spinning off space technologies that help make race cars faster and safer. At noon on Wednesday, NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson will join NASA Langley Research Center...
  • Hampton University professor chosen to head NASA planet project

     Hampton University professor chosen to head NASA planet project
    The director of planetary science at NASA believes in the power of fear to fuel the search for alien life. "Our science community is making enormous progress in various ways that I couldn't even conceive of — and that might be because I scared the...
  • Hampton culinary students vie for spot on International Space Station menu

    Hampton culinary students vie for spot on International Space Station menu
    When it comes to feeding astronauts in space, turns out it's all about the flavor. Pile on the garlic. Don't stint on the salt. Heap on the habaneros. Because in space, no one can get enough spice. "Taste is everything," said NASA astronaut...
  • Student experiments set to launch Saturday from NASA Wallops

    Student experiments set to launch Saturday from NASA Wallops
    A science rocket is set to launch Saturday morning from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore, packed with experiments created by college students, including from Virginia Tech. The Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket is...
  • Goodbye MESSENGER: NASA's first Mercury orbiter crashes

    Goodbye MESSENGER: NASA's first Mercury orbiter crashes
    After 4,100 orbits NASA’s first spacecraft to orbit Mercury crashed into the planet’s surface today creating a crater¬†that is now MESSENGER's final resting place. MESSENGER’s navigation team and mission control have prolonged its...
  • Doomsday at Mercury: NASA craft falls from orbit into planet

    The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury ended its four-year tour with a crash landing Thursday NASA's Messenger plunged from orbit as planned and slammed into the sun's closest planet at about 8,750 mph (14,081 kph), creating a crater an estimated 52...
  • NASA's Messenger crashes into Mercury: Scientists mourn

    NASA's Messenger crashes into Mercury: Scientists mourn
    It's official: NASA’s Messenger spacecraft has ended its mission to Mercury with a smashing grand finale. The spacecraft wrapped up its four years in orbit by crashing into the tiny planet’s surface around 12:26 p.m. Pacific time Thursday,...
  • US Air Force tracks spinning space capsule as orbit drops

    The U.S. Air Force is keeping close tabs on Russia's tumbling, out-of-control space capsule as it comes closer to re-entering Earth's atmosphere. NASA said Thursday that the Progress spacecraft, launched earlier this week with supplies for the...