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The Galveston County Daily News : Space

April 19, 2014


Top Story

SpaceX to try launch again

SpaceX will once again attempt to send its Dragon spacecraft into outer space after a launch earlier this week was scrubbed due to a leak in the rocket. 

  • icon Posted: April 18

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Friday 04/11/2014
Mission Control gets $60 million makeover
Posted: April 11, 2014

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center has been remodeled and retooled as NASA moves closer to putting its new spacecraft into orbit.

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Saturday 03/15/2014
Lockheed Martin gets $22 million contract extension
Posted: March 15, 2014

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems of Houston will continue to provide support to International Space Station activities at Johnson Space Center after NASA exercised a $22 million, one-year extension option on the contract with the company. 

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Saturday 03/08/2014
NASA to use twins to study effects of microgravity
Posted: March 08, 2014

The only set of twins to ever travel to space will provide scientists with an new way to compare and study the effects of microgravity on the human body.

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Thursday 02/06/2014
Rather to speak at space conference
Posted: February 06, 2014

SPACE CENTER HOUSTON — Local and international educators will gather today for the 20th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference at Space Center Houston, where journalist Dan Rather will speak about his experience covering spaceflight.

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Friday 01/24/2014
'NASA: Through Our Eyes'
Updated: January 24, 2014 - 9:52 pm

HOUSTON — “NASA: Through Our Eyes,” a sampling of photographs captured by Johnson Space Center’s photographers and astronauts, is showing now through Feb. 9 at Space Center Houston.

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Thursday 01/23/2014
Private spaceflight industry set to take flight, federation president says
Updated: January 23, 2014 - 10:41 am

HOUSTON — Privately owned orbital facilities and regular space tourism could be a reality by the end of the next decade, the president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation said Wednesday.


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New chairman named for U.S. space coalition
Posted: January 23, 2014

The Boeing Co.’s director of NASA programs will take the reins to help lead the Coalition for Space Exploration, an organization of commercial space representatives promoting aerospace initiatives in the U.S.

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Friday 01/10/2014
Cygnus spacecraft heads to space station
Posted: January 10, 2014

An unmanned commercial ship carrying cargo, small satellites and other hardware is on its way to the International Space Station.

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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: 294