Space

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Astronauts to Dine on Space-Grown Vegetables

By: Oliver Cragg | The Independent  Astronauts on the International Space Station will sit down to a very special meal tomorrow as they become the first people to ever eat vegetables grown on the station […]

08/10/2015

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NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025

During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.

04/15/2015

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Space Heater Starts Bedroom Fire

LAS VEGAS, NV–Five people were able to escape without injury after a bedroom caught fire in their eastside Las Vegas home early Wednesday morning.  The American Red Cross is assisting the people with temporary housing.  […]

CBS Las Vegas–12/31/2014

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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

British billionaire Richard Branson poses for photographs in the window of a replica of the Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 11, 2012. (Photo Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP / GettyImages)

NM Governor Signs Space Travel Liability Bill

Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday signed into law liability-waiving legislation aimed at saving the state’s nearly quarter-billion-dollar investment in a futuristic spaceport and retaining its anchor tenant, British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.

04/02/2013

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Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

British billionaire Richard Branson poses for photographs in the window of a replica of the Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 11, 2012. (Photo Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP / GettyImages)

Branson Gets Kids On Board For First Space Flight

The first space flight of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic venture will be a family affair: The billionaire adventurer says he will be joined by his adult children.

07/11/2012

NASA Deputy Administrator Inspects New Technologies At Bigelow Aerospace Facilities

Are You Ready To Take A Trip To Outer Space?

Nevada’s Bigelow Aerospace and Southern California rocket developer Space Exploration Technologies are teaming to offer passenger launches to private space stations.

05/10/2012

Crews Get Ready To Explore The Unknown

Ground crews at the Kennedy Space Center have completed repairs on two leaks that were found inside one of the thruster pods on Space Shuttle Discovery, clearing the way for it to launch on Wednesday.

11/01/2010