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  • SpaceX aborts rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX aborts rocket launch from Cape Canaveral
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – SpaceX scrubbed its Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Space Station on Tuesday morning. NASA said the problem was with a thruster control on the second stage of the rocket. The private company is evaluating the...
  • New Horizons mission nearing Pluto after nine years in space

    New Horizons mission nearing Pluto after nine years in space
    It took the spacecraft New Horizons, hurtling from Earth faster than any mission before it, a matter of hours to pass the moon's orbit and a year to reach Jupiter's gravity. Nine years into its journey, it's finally approaching its destination: Pluto....
  • NASA Langley helps Orion make 'picture perfect' launch, splash-down

    NASA Langley helps Orion make 'picture perfect' launch, splash-down
    America's new Orion crew capsule launched without a hitch Friday morning from Cape Canaveral, Fla., for a successful test flight that NASA says ushers in a new era of manned space exploration. About a dozen die-hards watched the liftoff live on an...
  • Notes and notables

    Peaceful, with reason The Peninsula did not experience the protests seen elsewhere in the wake of a grand jury's decision to not charge Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown over the summer....
  • Five things for Friday, Dec. 5

    Five things for Friday, Dec. 5
    Here are your stories for Friday: Orion space capsule launches; there's a new Gators coach; meet the voice of the OUC Half Marathon; and more. 1. At 7:05 a.m., right as scheduled, NASA launched the Orion space capsule from the Cape Canaveral Air Force...
  • NASA declares Orion mission a success

    NASA declares Orion mission a success
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — NASA's dream to eventually carry astronauts to Mars got off to a near-flawless start on Friday as the new Orion spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral, flew 3,604 miles into space and splashed down on a "bull's-eye" in the...
  • Sea level rise threatening Kennedy Space Center

    Sea level rise threatening Kennedy Space Center
    Rising seas and pounding waves driven by climate change are chipping away at the coast near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, threatening launch pads and future operations, scientists said on Friday. "There's reason to be nervous now because the...
  • Repairs to Wallops Island launch pad, damaged in rocket explosion, to take a year

    Repairs to Wallops Island launch pad, damaged in rocket explosion, to take a year
    The Wallops Island launch pad that was damaged when a cargo rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff in October will take about a year to repair, according to the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority. Recovery...
  • NASA's Orion spaceship soars with help from Air Products

    NASA's Orion spaceship soars with help from Air Products
    A U.S. spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars made a near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, wrapping up a flawless, unmanned debut test flight around Earth. The Orion capsule blasted off aboard a Delta 4 Heavy rocket, the...
  • NASA's Orion completes historic flight, ushers in 'new era'

    NASA's Orion completes historic flight, ushers in 'new era'
    NASA entered a new era of space exploration on Friday when its Orion capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after going farther from the planet than any spacecraft built for humans in more than 40 years. The maiden test flight — made without...
  • Spaceport repairs from rocket explosion could take a year

    It will take about a year to repair the launch pad damaged when an Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff in October at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, state officials said. That's the estimate announced this week by...