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The Commercial Space Race Is On: Orbital Science Corp. Launches Rocket To Space Station

Business & Finance : Fast Company

At 10:58 EDT today, an Orbital Science Antares rocket took off successfully from NASA's Wallops launch site in Virginia. Even as you read this, it's flying a Cygnus into orbit in preparation for docking with the International Space ...

NASA To Launch LEGO Figurines Into Space

Humor : Geekosystem

NASA will launch LEGO figurines into space, for science! Well, maybe not for science. Mostly just because people who work at NASA enjoy LEGOs. NASA will launch theĀ Atlas V rocket this Friday, containing the space probe Juno. Juno is...

'Space Warps' and other citizen science projects reap major dividends for astrophysics

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

The astrophysics project Space Warps offers a compelling example of why citizen science has become such a popular tool and how valuable it can be. In a roundtable discussion with the Kavli Foundation, citizen science leaders and ast...

Watch Live: Orbital Sciences Launches Cygnus Capsule to International Space Station 9/18 at 10:50AM EDT

Humor : Geekosystem

Wednesday morning Orbital Sciences will launch its Cygnus cargo craft to the International Space Station on board one of its Antares rockets. Weather and other factors permitting the rocket will lift off at 10:50AM EDT and you can w...

Kerbal Space Program plots course for the classroom

Entertainment / Video Games : Engadget: Joystiq

Hoping to make rocket science a bit more palatable to the average person, the developers behind Kerbal Space Program have joined forces with TeacherGaming to launch a modified version of the game called KerbalEdu. Kerbal Space Progr...


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