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  • NASA carbon observatory finally reaches space: Let the CO2 hunt begin!

    NASA carbon observatory finally reaches space: Let the CO2 hunt begin!
    In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, NASA's brand new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 successfully reached its final destination: space. It still has three weeks of maneuvers to do before it reaches its ultimate orbit 438 miles above the Earth. But by...
  • NASA scrubs launch of global warming satellite

    NASA scrubs launch of global warming satellite
    NASA scrubbed the launch of a Delta II rocket Tuesday, 46 seconds before it was to carry the agency's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite into orbit. The space agency blamed a failure of the water suppression system of the liftoff pad at...
  • Confundiendo libras, kilogramos, pulgadas, metros...

    Uno de los museos más llamativos de Estocolmo (aunque no tanto como el del grupo ABBA, que abrió el año pasado) es el Vasa, que contiene al barco hundido mejor conservado del mundo. El Vasa fue botado en 1628 y era el orgullo del rey Gustavo Adolfo II,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Take A 'Trip' To Mars Right From West Hartford

    The year is 2132. People now have the technology to travel great distances in space. They have left the borders of Earth to live and work in neighboring worlds. Visitors to the Gengras Planetarium at The New Children's Museum in West Hartford will be...
  • NASA reschedules launch of global warming satellite

    NASA reschedules launch of global warming satellite
    NASA hopes the third time will be the charm for its OCO-2 satellite, which was rescheduled for liftoff at 2:56 a.m. Wednesday. Tuesday's Delta II rocket launch was scrubbed Tuesday with just 46 seconds to go when a water suppression system on the launch...
  • For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend

    For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend
    His wife calls him an egotist, NASA calls him a genius, and his friends call him a sore loser and insufferable winner. Bob Farquhar says they're all right. "I not only want to get things done, I want to be in your face at the end," the 82-year-old...
  • Virginia spaceport eyes human spaceflight

    Virginia spaceport eyes human spaceflight
    When Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in Accomack County earlier this month that he'd like to launch into space one day from Wallops Island, County Administrator Steve Miner's jaw dropped. "First, I thought, 'It's hyperbole,'" Miner recalled. "Then I...
  • NASA makes second attempt to launch CO2-measuring satellite

    NASA makes second attempt to launch CO2-measuring satellite
    Five years after a launch malfunction destroyed its twin, NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is slated to blast off from the California coast Tuesday, becoming the nation's first satellite to exclusively monitor the greenhouse gas. The mission of...
  • La NASA prepara un satélite para luchar contra el cambio climático

    CABO CAÑAVERAL Florida (Reuters) - Un satélite de la NASA preparado para su lanzamiento el martes por la mañana podría revelar detalles sobre en qué lugares del mundo se libera a la atmósfera dióxido de carbono, un gas de efecto invernadero ligado al...
  • Investing in Morgan's research benefits Maryland [Commentary]

    A few years ago, the Maryland legislature appointed a panel to assess the way it was funding higher education. As part of its scope, the panel evaluated the funding needs of the state's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), paying...
  • Cut funding for Morgan's NASA research [Letter]

    Cut funding for Morgan's NASA research [Letter]
    If my tax dollars were being spent on hard research generating hard scientific data and conclusions, I might be somewhat less offended at this taxpayer waste ("Morgan State warned of problems with its largest research program," June 25). However, Morgan...