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2 years 3 months ago

New Mars mission begins this weekend

NASA's most ambitious and expensive Mars mission begins this weekend with the arrival of the smartest rover ever built. Like an Olympic gymnast, the rover must "stick the landing." It won't be easy. The touchdown for the rover called Curiosity is so risky it's been described as "seven minutes of...

3 years 23 hours ago

Mission to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is all set to launch the world's biggest extraterrestrial explorer. A six-wheeled, one-armed Mars rover is due to blast off Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral. The unmanned Atlas V rocket will put the spacecraft on an 8½-month trek to the red planet. ...

3 years 9 months ago

Transformer causes fire at YWAM

A transformer caught fire outside the Youth With a Mission building on Popes Bluff on the west side of Colorado Springs this morning. The small explosion and fire burned the outside of the YWAM building. But by the time fire crews got there residents and employees had put out...

4 years 2 months ago

President to address the nation on Iraq

President Barack Obama speaks to the nation tonight to herald the formal end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq. The president will say tonight he's fulfilled a campaign promise. Ahead of the speech, he's thanking troops at Fort Bliss, Texas, for the valor they've shown in Iraq....

4 years 4 months ago

Search to resume for F-16 fuel tanks

The Colorado Air National Guard will resume its search today for external fuel tanks jettisoned over open country as the pilot of an F-16 prepared to make an emergency landing in Colorado Springs. The fighter landed without incident. Maj. Nicole David says the tanks aren't dangerous but are important...

4 years 11 months ago

NASA launches sky-mapping telescope

A NASA spacecraft blasted into space early Monday on a mission to map the whole sky in search of hidden asteroids, comets and other celestial objects. The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or Wise, lifted off aboard a Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the central California...

1 year 11 months ago

Hundreds enjoy Thanksgiving meal in Pueblo

Hundreds turned out for a free Thanksgiving Day meal at the Union Depot in Pueblo. The doors opened at 11 a.m. and within the first hour and half, organizers estimate they served 600 people. The meal included all the traditional favorites: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, dinner rolls and pumpkin...

5 years 2 months ago

NASA's moon mission grounded by Obama panel

A White House panel of independent space experts says NASA's return-to-the-moon plan just won't fly. The problem is money. The expert panel estimates it would cost about $3 billion a year beyond NASA's current budget. The plan to revisit the moon by 2020 was proposed five years ago by then-President...

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