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3 years 2 months ago

NASA has new plans for a rocket

WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA is unveiling its design for a gigantic new rocket, bigger than the one that sent astronauts to the moon. And it will go even farther away. NASA on Wednesday will detail its much-delayed plans for the rocket, called the Space Launch System, which will cost...

4 years 3 days ago

Cadet-built satellite now in orbit

A converted Minotaur-IV inter-continental ballistic missile built by Air Force Academy cadets carried FalconSAT-5 into orbit from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska on November 19. Col. Marty France, permanent professor and head of the Academy Department of Astronautics, accepted satellite control authority from the Space Test Program's Col....

4 years 7 months ago

U.S. space supremacy now in question

In the midst of President Obama's announcement Thursday that NASA's human space flight budget will be reduced. Many in the space industry fear the US is losing its grip on space superiority. "What we are seeing is that we are not holding our place." says Janet Stevens with the Space...

4 years 7 months ago

Rocket team heads to nationals

The Galileo School of Math and Science in Colorado Springs has been notified that their student rocketry team is one of the nation's top 100 and has qualified to compete in the national, Team America Rocketry Challenge. Galileo's team is the only one in the state of Colorado to qualify....

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...

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