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The dark side of daylight saving time

A train hurtled around a corner at 82 mph, eventually coming off the rails and killing four passengers. Decades earlier, faulty decision-making resulted in the deaths of the seven-person crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Years before these events, a stuck valve regulating the supply of coolant...

The world’s largest airplane may launch a new space shuttle into orbit

“I would love to see us have a full reusable system," Microsoft's co-founder said.

NASA just fired an old space shuttle engine at '113% thrust' — and plans to use it on a new mega-rocket

NASA is building the most powerful rocket in history, called Space Launch System (SLS). The new rocket will use retrofitted space shuttle engines to send people to the moon, Mars, and beyond. NASA recently test-fired one modified RS-25...Show More Summary

Build the LEGO Space Shuttle

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This LEGO Space Shuttle kit is pretty awesome! My daughter really loved the LEGO Women of Nasa set, so this $29 Space Shuttle was a no-brainer. 285 pieces and several recommendations for things to build other than a Space Shuttle. LEGO says you are go with throttle up. LEGO Creator Space Shuttle Explorer 31066 Building Kit (285 Piece) via Amazon Image via Amazon

Space Jam

Despite being the world’s premier space superpower, America hasn’t launched astronauts into space from its own soil in seven years. For the 30 years before that, we launched astronauts from our own turf via our Space Shuttle program,...Show More Summary

Today’s Hottest Deals: Save BIG on Power Banks, LEGO Nasa Kits, JBL Wireless Headphones, and MORE!

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, here are a few great deals we stumbled on while browsing the web this morning: –LEGO Ideas Women of Nasa 21312 Building Kit – $24.99 $20.44 –LEGO Creator Space Shuttle Explorer 31066 Building Kit...Show More Summary

Image: NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson preparing for space

In this image from 2009, NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson is attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit, as she participates in a training session in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at the Johnson Space Center in preparation for the STS-131 mission.

I watched SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launch Elon Musk's car into space — here's what it was like near the launchpad

There is nothing like seeing a rocket launch toward space in person, and the first flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy was no exception. As a space reporter, I've see a handful of space shuttles and a Mars robot leave Earth, but Falcon Heavy's...Show More Summary

77 Hand-Drawn Space Icons That’ll Take You Into Unexplored Territories (Freebie)

When you were small, haven’t you ever dreamt of becoming the commander of a space mission? Of exploring outer space and seing the Earth from above? Well, you might not have made it into an actual space shuttle, but maybe you still carry this fascination for everything extraterrestrial inside of you. Show More Summary

Celebrating a decade of orbital science with ESA's Columbus Laboratory

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

On this day ten years ago, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Columbus Laboratory was launched into orbit, safely nestled in the mammoth cargo bay of the space shuttle Atlantis. In the decade that has followed its integration with the...Show More Summary

Three landings and a take-off

last monthNews : Daily Chart

NOT since July 2011, when the space shuttle Atlantis took to the skies for the last time, has Cape Canaveral seen such excitement.


Human spaceflight and exploration image of the week: Columbus sits in Space Shuttle Atlantis, ready for launch

Today in History for February 3rd

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Highlights of this day in history: the 'day the music died' during early rock 'n roll; the Luna 9 probe lands on the Moon; the first woman to pilot a Space Shuttle; painter Norman Rockwell and composer Felix Mendelssohn born. (Feb. 3)        

Human Waste Could Help Astronauts Grow Food in Space

Packing a space shuttle for flight isn’t quite like stocking a car for a road trip. Everything on board is a precious and relatively finite resource—you can’t pull off at a highway rest stop to replenish the snacks. The quarters areShow More Summary

Teacher killed in space shuttle Challenger disaster honored

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has proclaimed a day in tribute to a local teacher who died in the NASA space shuttle Challenger disaster decades ago. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu (soo-NOO'-noo) said Sunday would be known as Christa...Show More Summary

Teacher killed in space shuttle Challenger disaster honored

New Hampshire has proclaimed a day in tribute to a local teacher who died in the NASA space shuttle Challenger disaster decades ago.

NASA honors 7 killed on space shuttle Columbia 15 years ago

NASA honored the seven astronauts killed aboard shuttle Columbia 15 years ago, with a special musical tribute Thursday by the son of Israel's first astronaut.

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