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The Galveston County Daily News : Space

December 20, 2014


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NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflight
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 12:29 am

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space.

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SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan.
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 12:29 am

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery.

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Tuesday 10/28/2014
Rocket destined for International Space Station explodes
Posted: October 28, 2014

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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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