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Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, is dead (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said. US President ... Read more...

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Private spacecraft to make second supply run to ISS


August 24th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US private company SpaceX will launch its Dragon space freighter on a next resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in October.It will be ... Read more...

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First American woman in space dies of cancer


July 24th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) After a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, Sally Ride, the first US female astronaut, died Monday in California. She was 61, reported Xinhua."Sally lived her ... Read more...

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NASA hails new era in space


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) NASA head Charles Bolden has hailed a "new era" in exploration after the launch of the first cargo delivery to the space station Tuesday by a ... Read more...

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NASA transfers shuttle Discovery to museum


April 20th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US space agency NASA transferred Thursday space shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, where it will go on permanent display.The transfer, ... Read more...

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Over 6,000 apply for NASA Astronaut Corps


February 5th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 6,000 individuals have applied for joining NASA's Astronaut Corps, twice as many as the US space agency usually receives, NASA said Sunday.Late last year, ... Read more...

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Twin NASA probes reach lunar orbit


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) New Year's Eve and New Year's Day saw twin US spacecraft entering lunar orbit to study the moon, NASA said.The second Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory, ... Read more...

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NASA and Brazil sign Earth science agreements


October 28th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- NASA on Thursday announced that it has signed two cooperative Earth science agreements with Agencia Espacial Brasileira (AEB), NASA's counterpart space agency in Brazil.The agreements were signed ... Read more...

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NASA picks landing site for next Mars probe


July 23rd, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) NASA's next Mars rover will land at the foot of a mountain inside the planet's Gale crater, the US space agency has announced.The car-sized Mars Science ... Read more...

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Atlantis’ landing ends final mission after 30 years of space shuttle era


July 21st, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by BNO News
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA(BNO NEWS) -- Space shuttle Atlantis on Thursday landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to end its final mission after 30 years of the administration's Space Shuttle Program.Atlantis ... Read more...

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Space probe reaches asteroid after four-year journey


July 18th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS/EFE) The space probe Dawn on the weekend finally rendezvoused with the asteroid Vesta, which circles the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, after ... Read more...

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End of space shuttle, end to US dominance of space?


July 6th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS/EFE) The flight into space by NASA's space shuttle Atlantis this Friday will mark end of the shuttle era, but many believe it may not also ... Read more...

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NASA may use space station to prepare flights to Mars


April 7th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Work on the International Space Station (ISS) will be the focus of the US space programme for the next decade and will be the ... Read more...

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Studying spacebound bacteria may inspire Earthbound remedies


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Scientists are gaining a better understanding of how infectious disease occurs in space, thanks to new research aboard the space shuttle.The finding could someday improve astronaut health and ... Read more...

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NASA’s Messenger spacecraft begins historic orbit around mercury


March 18th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18(ANI): A NASA spacecraft has successfully entered Mercury's orbit, where it will spend a year helping scientists better understand the planet closest to the sun.Messenger's main thruster fired for about ... Read more...

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NASA’s MESSENGER begins historic orbit around Mercury


March 18th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft successfully slipped into orbit around Mercury on Thursday evening.This is the first time a spacecraft has accomplished this engineering and scientific milestone at our solar ... Read more...

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Space shuttle Discovery lands on Earth after final mission


March 10th, 2011 - 2:36 am ICT by BNO News
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- Space shuttle Discovery on Wednesday ended a 13-day journey of more than five million miles with a smooth landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ... Read more...

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Shuttle Discovery heads to International Space Station on its final mission


February 25th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): US space shuttle Discovery has lifted off for its final flight from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deliver a new module and critical supplies to the ... Read more...

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NASA Commemorates The 25th Anniversary Of The Lethal Disaster Involving The Space Shuttle ‘Challenger’


January 28th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 28, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): NASA, which is the preeminent space agency of the Executive Branch of America, is commemorating three significant disasters in its history this week.One disaster is, ... Read more...

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NASA names Waleed Abdalati as chief scientist to oversee scientific endeavors


December 13th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Monday named Waleed Abdalati as chief scientist to oversee all of the agency's scientific endeavors.The position of chief scientist was initially discontinued ... Read more...

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Macca furious over NASA’s animal testing


August 27th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): Animal-lover Paul McCartney is upset with experts at NASA for allegedly funding science experiments on monkeys.'The Beatles' legend is urging the U.S. space agency's bosses to withdraw ... Read more...

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NASA outreach program confirmed despite White House denial


July 15th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): The White House is disavowing a plan to have NASA conduct outreach to Muslim countries, but a congressman who talked to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about that plan ... Read more...

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White House denies NASA Administrator’s comments on Muslim outreach role


July 13th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has said that NASA Administrator Charles Bolden must have misspoken when he told Al Jazeera last month that one of his ... Read more...

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Muslim outreach push ‘deeply flawed’: Ex-NASA director


July 7th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A former head of NASA has described as "deeply flawed" the idea that the space exploration agency's priority should be outreach to Muslim countries, after current Administrator Charles ... Read more...

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Obama assigns NASA Chief engaging with Muslim world as his ‘foremost’ mission


July 6th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has said that his 'foremost' mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.According to ... Read more...

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Paypal Millionaire’s Rocket Launch Proves To Be Beneficial For NASA


June 6th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Cape Canaveral, June 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) SpaceX Falcon 9 which witnessed a successful maiden flight on Friday has finally offered NASA its much awaited commercial cargo carrier for the International ... Read more...

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We need clear space vision: Senators to Obama


February 25th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (DPA) A group of senators has called for a clear vision for the future of the US space programme, characterising President Barack Obama's plans for space agency NASA ... Read more...

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Former African-American astronaut to head NASA


May 24th, 2009 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Saturday named Charles Bolden, a black ex-astronaut, to lead the US space agency into its next chapter that could take it back to ... Read more...

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