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07May/17

Unmanned U.S. Air Force space plane lands after secret, 2-year mission

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (MAY 07, 2017) (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE) – The U.S. military’s experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday (May 7) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted nearly two years, the Air Force said.
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24Feb/16

NASA’s laser-powered spaceship could travel to Mars in 72 hours

NASA scientist Philip Lubin is working on perfecting laser technology that could propel a light spacecraft to Mars in as little as three days.
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09Oct/15

NASA releases photos from Apollo missions

IN SPACE (NASA) – Space enthusiasts got a special treat this week as NASA released more than 11,000 photos from its Project Apollo Archive, the vast majority of which feature pictures taken during the lunar missions. NASA posted the photos on the Project Apollo Archive Flickr account, and they span from the first manned test flight in 1968, Apollo 7, to NASA’s last lunar mission, Apollo 17, in 1972.
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20Sep/15

NASA launches new Pluto flyover video

NASA released a new animation of a flyover of Pluto on Saturday (September 19) that was created from a mosaic of hundreds of pictures taken by the New Horizons spacecraft as it observed Pluto in mid-July.

Stuart Robbins, a research scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, said on NASA’s website he made the animation using images of Pluto sent by New Horizons because he likes to figure out “how to make visualizations that convey some of the sheer beauty and power of the features New Horizons is revealing.”

(NASA TV) – Robbins says he primarily uses the New Horizon images to map craters on the surface of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, to get a better understand of the number of impacts the orbital spheres receive from the Kuiper belt.
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09Aug/15

NASA to Share the Universe with Tumblr Users

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA is launching an official Tumblr profile that will give Tumblr users a regular dose of space in a blog-like format through text, photos, videos and more.
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