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The Galveston County Daily News: Space

January 19, 2017


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Back from a year in space, Kelly says he's ready for more

On Friday, Astronaut Scott Kelly spoke about his record-setting 340-day mission for the first time since returning to Earth. He's sore, he said, but not ruling out a return to orbit. (Premium)

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Thursday 01/21/2016
One-of-a-kind Independence Plaza exhibit to open at Space Center Houston Saturday
Posted: January 21, 2016

Beginning Saturday, the NASA 905 and a space shuttle replica named Independence, which is mounted on top of Space Center Houston’s newest exhibit, Independence Plaza, will be open to the public.

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Saturday 12/05/2015
Dangerous wind again stalls launch of space station supplies
Posted: December 05, 2015

An unmanned rocket loaded with 7,400 pounds of cargo for the International Space Station — the first U.S. shipment in months — was grounded by dangerous gusts Saturday.

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Wednesday 11/04/2015
Want to be NASA's next astronaut? Applications open soon
Posted: November 04, 2015

NASA announced Wednesday it would begin accepting applications for its new class of astronauts on Dec. 14.

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Friday 10/09/2015
NASA: Mars Curiosity Rover team confirms ancient lakes that likely once held water
Posted: October 09, 2015

A week after NASA scientists said data from a satellite that orbits Mars confirmed water pours down craters on the red planet, a Mars rover team has it own big water announcement.

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Tuesday 09/29/2015
NASA: There’s salt water, possibly life on Mars
Posted: September 29, 2015

Scientists say red planet appears to have flowing water

Several small streams of salty water are found along the slopes of craters on Mars, NASA officials and scientists announced Monday. The finding, based on data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, is the strongest evidence that liquid water can be found on the red planet. 


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Monday 09/28/2015
NASA: Mars ‘mystery’ solved, space agency plans to announce today
Posted: September 28, 2015

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Could it be that Mars is home to a vast ocean? Is there proof of life on the Red Planet? Or can it be some of the rock formations on Mars are man — or Martian — made?

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Wednesday 09/16/2015
NASA tries to link movie science and strategy to real life
Posted: September 16, 2015

In one scene of Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie, “The Martian,” a group of serious-looking NASA administrators meet in a video conference with a group of harried-looking engineers.

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Tuesday 08/25/2015
NASA astronaut misses our weather
Posted: August 25, 2015

Astronaut Scott Kelly lamented about missing weather as he took a photo of Tuesday's thunderstorms that dropped hail on League City and Texas City. 

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Thursday 08/20/2015
NASA to use microsatellites to improve hurricane forecasting
Posted: August 20, 2015

SAN ANTONIO — Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic, construction of NASA’s next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission now is underway in Texas.

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Space Poll

What do you think of the idea to locate a spaceport at Ellington Airport near NASA's Johnson Space Center?

The Houston Airport System proposed building a spaceport at Ellington Field that would serve as a terminal for commercial space tourism, high-speed cargo flights and hubs for commercial space companies and education facilities.

Total Votes: 381