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The Galveston County Daily News : Space

November 23, 2014


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Rocket destined for International Space Station explodes

WALLOPS ISLAND, VA. — A resupply rocket destined for the International Space Station exploded on the launch pad Tuesday night.

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Tuesday 09/16/2014
Boeing, SpaceX win bids to taxi astronauts to space station
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 11:29 pm

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Boeing and SpaceX will share the responsibilities to take astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA officials announced Tuesday.

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Saturday 09/06/2014
Noel Hinners, former NASA scientist, dies at 78
Posted: September 06, 2014

LITTLETON, Colo. — Noel Hinners, a former chief scientist for NASA who helped plan the scientific exploration of the moon for the Apollo program and later oversaw projects such as the Mars Surveyor Program, has died.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
A show of Independence: Space shuttle replica gets a big lift at Space Center Houston
Posted: August 14, 2014

HOUSTON — With the help of a 440-ton crane, the space shuttle replica Independence lifted off Thursday morning and landed safely on the back of a historic shuttle carrier Boeing 747.

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Wednesday 08/13/2014
Shuttle replica to be hoisted to new home today
Posted: August 13, 2014

HOUSTON — At around 8 a.m. today the shuttle replica Independence will lift off and onto its permanent home with the help of a crane.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Space shuttle replica gets its ‘Independence’
Posted: July 25, 2014

WEBSTER — The Space Shuttle replica at Space Center Houston officially got its new name on Friday. 

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Public invited to ‘Rise of Independence’
Posted: July 23, 2014

HOUSTON — The public is invited to see a giant crane lift the space shuttle replica Independence to its permanent home atop Space Center Houston’s historic shuttle carrier aircraft on Aug. 14.

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Saturday 05/24/2014
Space advocates make pitch in D.C.
Posted: May 24, 2014

For the 23rd year, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and the Citizens for Space Exploration journeyed to Washington, D.C., to advocate for manned space exploration. 

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Wednesday 04/30/2014
Shuttle carrier aircraft arrives at Space Center Houston
Updated: April 30, 2014 - 8:22 am

Two days after it began its trek from Ellington field, the Boeing 747 Space Shuttle Carrier aircraft arrived at its final destination at Space Center Houston Wednesday morning.

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Space Poll

What do you think of the idea to locate a spaceport at Ellington Airport near NASA's Johnson Space Center?

The Houston Airport System proposed building a spaceport at Ellington Field that would serve as a terminal for commercial space tourism, high-speed cargo flights and hubs for commercial space companies and education facilities.

Total Votes: 337