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  • NASA Langley awaits decision on Asteroid Redirect Mission

    NASA Langley awaits decision on Asteroid Redirect Mission
    So which will it be — Option A or Option B? NASA was supposed to choose four months ago between two different concepts for its billion-dollar-plus Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to send a robotic spacecraft to either envelope a small asteroid and...
  • NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery

    NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery
    NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields. The unmanned Atlas rocket — and NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft — soared...
  • Asteroids and comets play a role in Earth's past, future

    Asteroids and comets play a role in Earth's past, future
    Astronomer and author Phil Plait loves a good disaster flick. What he doesn't love is a disaster flick that gets the science so wrong it's silly. "In any science fiction movie, it's pretty hard to get all the science right," Plait said in a recent...
  • Ohio NASA center awards $18 million contract for thrusters

    NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has awarded an $18 million contract to design and build two new thrusters that probably will be used on future Discovery missions. A statement from the center says it awarded the contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne...
  • Don't lose the next space race before it starts

    Don't lose the next space race before it starts
    I think Floridians often underestimate the role of Florida in the spaceflight industry, and need to realize the future role we're going to hold in space travel. Just because NASA is currently hitchhiking with the Russians doesn't mean we aren't...
  • How a steady stream of comet dust may have 'painted' Mercury black

    How a steady stream of comet dust may have 'painted' Mercury black
    The mystery of Mercury's excessively dark surface may have just been solved. A team of researchers working at Brown University say the planet's inky appearance may be the result of a near constant rain of impacts from tiny specks of cometary dust that...
  • Opportunity rover completes marathon mark

    Opportunity rover completes marathon mark
    How long does it take to complete a marathon on Mars? About 11 years and two months – if you’ve got six wheels and a solar-powered battery. NASA’s spunky rover Opportunity crossed the Olympic marathon mark last week, putting 26.219...
  • Community news for Windham edition

    Spring symposium at Canterbury Community Center CANTERBURY – On Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Canterbury Community Center, 1 Municipal Dr., will have a Spring Symposium about Prudence Crandall, a 19th century schoolteacher, who...
  • Twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight

    Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Kelly on Monday that he almost had a heart attack when his brother showed up...
  • Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

    Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them. Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly are to spend 342 days aboard the orbiting laboratory, about twice...
  • Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

    Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission
    Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them. Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly are to spend 342 days aboard the orbiting laboratory, about twice as...