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From a Suicidal Sheriff to a Scrappy Sandpiper, a Look at the 2017 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

The five films nominated for this year's Academy Award for the best animated short film use a range of animation and storytelling styles to shuttle characters and viewers across time and space. The post From a Suicidal Sheriff to a Scrappy Sandpiper, a Look at the 2017 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts appeared first on Hyperallergic.

SpaceX Launches Its First Rocket From Iconic Florida Pad

Space Exploration Technologies successfully launched a cargo capsule into orbit Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center pad from which Apollo 11 took off and which served as home base for the space shuttle.

SpaceX launch heaps new history on top of old in major first - CNET

The commercial space company is now in charge of the historic launch pad that sent astronauts to the moon and hosted the shuttle program for years.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches for first time from historic Kennedy Space Center pad

3 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Elon Musk’s SpaceX christened historic Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center here Sunday morning with the first launch from the pad since the shuttle last flew more than five years ago. About eight minutes after the 9:39 a.m. liftoff from what NASA calls the “great American gateway to space,” the rocket’s first […]

SpaceX just delayed a historic rocket launch due to a familiar glitch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was poised for a debut flight on Saturday from a NASA launchpad idled since the end of the space shuttle program nearly six years ago. However, a devices that has caused SpaceX headaches and delays both in 2015 and 2014 — called a thrust vector control (TVC) — spurred mission managers to delay just seconds before liftoff. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Launch Marks A Milestone For NASA's Historic Pad

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

From the Apollo 11 mission that first took humans to the moon, to the decades-long space shuttle program, Launch Complex 39A has quite a past. Now, NASA's dusting it off for the start of a new era.

Scientists Are Sending a Lethal Pathogen to the Space Station This Weekend

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

On Saturday, February 18th, a SpaceX Dragon capsule will shuttle a superbug into space that kills more Americans each year than emphysema, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s Disease, and homicide combined: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA. It’s on behalf of a study conducted by NASA and… Read more...

Inside the U.S.'s Only Ocean Exploration Ship

Okeanos Explorer is like Houston, Cape Canaveral and the space shuttle all rolled into one -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch for first time from historic Apollo-era launch site

Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch for first time from historic Apollo-era launch site. The launch of a Falcon 9 rocket would be the first time venerable launch pad 39A has been used since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011.

Everything you need to know about tomorrow's historic SpaceX launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from a former space shuttle launch pad tomorrow morning. Here's a rundown of everything you need to know about the historic event.

The Air Force's Secret Space Shuttle Has Been In Space 636 Days With No Plans To Come Down Yet

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Despite some hints that the Air Force’s tiny re-usable space plane, the X-37B, would be returning to Earth after a long, secretive mission, it looks like that’s not the case, and the little shuttle will continue to circle the globe, conducting its devious, secret little experiments. Read more...

Dream Chaser spacecraft may be used for Hubble repair mission

The final servicing mission to the venerable Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was in 2009. The shuttle Atlantis completed that mission (STS-125,) and several components were repaired and replaced, including the installation of improved batteries. Show More Summary

Inside America's Only Ocean Exploration Ship

Okeanos Explorer is like Houston, Cape Canaveral, and the space shuttle all rolled into one -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

"Hubble's Heroic Future" --Trump White House Mulls Sending a Manned Spacecraft to Upgrade the Space Telescope (VIDEO)

President Trump’s advisers are considering an industry proposal to send a manned spacecraft to link up with NASA’s pioneering orbiting telescope — comparable to five earlier repair missions by the now-retired space shuttle fleet stretching back to 1993. The mission...        

The Challenger Memorial Juvenile Detention Center

The Challenger Memorial Juvenile Detention Center - a youth prison, named after a space shuttle that exploded - a failed mission. The post The Challenger Memorial Juvenile Detention Center appeared first on The Good Men Project.

TRIBUTE: Soccer Ball From Challenger Explosion Makes It to Space 31 Years Later. According to the…

TRIBUTE: Soccer Ball From Challenger Explosion Makes It to Space 31 Years Later. According to the NASA’s website, Ellison Onizuka, one of the seven astronauts who died in the accident, stashed the item aboard the shuttle in 1986, before the craft’s external fuel tank ruptured. The ball was from his daughter’s high school soccer team […]

Russia Tried to Build Its Very Own Space Shuttle

Kyle Mizokami Security, Europe But the timing could not have been any worse.  The intense rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union pushed the two countries to compete, not only on Earth but throughout the solar system.Show More Summary

Shuttle Pod 31: The One About The Discovery Promo Video

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekMovie.com

Star Trek: Discovery has officially left space dock. The Shuttle Pod crew react to the sets, costumes, aliens, and more in the first DSC promo video.

Soccer ball from ill-fated Challenger flown to space

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A soccer ball retrieved from the wreckage of space shuttle Challenger has made it to orbit more than 30 years later

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