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NASA Is Tearing Down One of the Last Vestiges of Its Shuttle Program

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

How do you strap an 87-ton Space Shuttle to the back of a 63 foot-tall 747? You use this metal monstrosity. Or, you did, before the program ended in 2011. Now, after nearly four decades of service, NASA's tearing it down. Read more....

Lockheed Martin to track space junk from the Australian Outback

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

In the movie Gravity, masses upon masses of floating debris hurtled through space at alarming speeds and collided with the heroine's space shuttle, killing her crew. Space junk isn't just something made up for the movies, though -- it's a real issue...

A Sneak Peek Into The Guts Of The New European Space Shuttle

Briefly: Photographer Enrico Sacchetti got a peek of Europe’s new experimental space shuttle, the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, and sent us this cool photo of its guts. The IXV will be launched from Kourou, French Guiana, in October 2014. More »      

Blast Off For Cuteness With This Little Girl Watching A Space Shuttle Launch

For anyone thinking the wonder of space travel is lost on the young, you have to check this out. From the first "Oh my goodness!" this little girl shows out-of-this-world cuteness as she watches the launch of a space shuttle. Have you...Show More Summary

Adorable Little Girl Watches and Responds to a Recorded Space Shuttle Launch

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

YouTube user Keith Zerfas recently captured the adorable reaction of his daughter, Shaylee, as she watched a recorded space shuttle launch. As the “rocket ship” goes up, Shaylee continues to repeat “oh my goodness” over and over. via Viral Viral Videos

This cute little girl is completely mesmerized by a space shuttle launch.

3 days agoOdd : Happy Place

"Oh my goodness! It's a rocket ship!! It's a rocket ship!!!" How did it happen that we all started yawning at the fact that a bunch of monkeys have evolved to the point that they somehow figured out how to shoot enormous projectiles so far up in the air that they actually get higher than the sky? Think about that. Show More Summary

This Little Girl's Reaction To A Rocket Launch Will Make Your Week

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Shaylee was busy playing with her toys on the couch when footage from one of NASA's Space Shuttle launches started playing on television. Anyone who's witnessed something as awe-inspiring as human spaceflight will surely identify with her sense of wonder. All together now: ISSAROCKETSHIIIIIIIIP! Read more...

Steve Nagel, astronaut and Air Force vet, dead at 67 after cancer battle

Steve Nagel, an accomplished astronaut and Air Force veteran who flew on four space shuttle missions, has died after a long battle with cancer.

NASA: Former astronaut Nagel dies after illness

HOUSTON (AP) — Steven R. Nagel, a former astronaut who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died after a long illness. He was 67.

Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The Air Force colonel was among the first group selected by NASA to train for the space shuttle program. He went on to fly four missions, two as commander.

Watch This Little Girl’s Adorable Reaction To The Space Shuttle Launch

I wish I got as excited about anything as this little girl gets about watching the space shuttle launch. Her sense of wonder is too sweet. [Tastefully Offensive]

Little Girl's Adorable Reaction to Televised Space Shuttle Launch

4 days agoOdd : Neatorama

YouTube Link This toddler named Shaylee's reaction to watching a space shuttle launch on television is almost painfully cute. Her eyes light up at the spectacle and she watches the screen, incredulous, with her father Keith Zerfas. But it was her words in that little voice that made me say "Awwww." Via Viral Viral Videos.

Former NASA Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies at 67

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

NASA astronaut Steven Nagel, who flew four space shuttle missions, died Thursday (Aug. 21). The international organization, to which Nagel belonged, includes more than 350 men and women who have flown in space. Nagel joined the astronaut corps in 1978 with NASA's first group of trainees selected for the space shuttle program. Show More Summary

The next space race is for a rental car into orbit

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Ever since the retirement of the space shuttle three years ago, American astronauts have had to hitchhike their way to the International Space Station aboard Russian spaceships. It is an increasingly costly arrangement, which the head of NASA has called “unacceptable,” made worse by U.S.-Russian tensions over the crisis in Ukraine. Read full article >>

Mammoet Lifts Space Shuttle atop Carrier Aircraft

Last week, engineered heavy lifting and transport company Mammoet lifted a new attraction at the NASA Space Center Houston to a greater height. As thousands of onlookers watched,

“Singham Returns”… The cop runneth over

Spoilers ahead… How do you know you are in a South-style masala movie? One clue is the sound – and not just the general background score that makes it appear that a space shuttle is being launched behind your seat. It is also the sound associated with specific actions, which, in real life, would produce […]

Visiting Space Shuttle Endeavor at the L.A. Science Museum

We went this past weekend. I figured some of you who can't make it to Los Angeles might like to see some pics. It costs $2 to see - a token amount that basically just allows them to count how m...

Markey Equips Research Vessel Sally Ride

Named for the first American woman launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Research Vessel Sally Ride was commissioned August 9 at Dakota Creek Industries (Anacortes, Washington).

NASA places shuttle replica in Houston, Texas

A rare sight occurred at the Space Center Houston today as a team of engineers hoisted the shuttle Independence replica onto a 747. It was no easy task. KHOU's Andrew Horansky reports.

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