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January 20, 2017


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Dangerous wind again stalls launch of space station supplies

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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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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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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Wednesday 08/19/2015
Japanese cargo ship headed for space station
Posted: August 19, 2015

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — After some weather delays, a Japanese cargo ship successfully launched Wednesday morning headed for the International Space Station.

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Shireman to manage International Space Station team
Posted: August 19, 2015

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Kirk Shireman, a 30-year NASA veteran who was most recently the deputy director for the Johnson Space Center, is the new manager of the International Space Station Program.

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Friday 08/14/2015
NASA step closer to deep space missions after rocket test
Posted: August 14, 2015

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — It may have lasted only about nine minutes and didn't launch anything into space, but Thursday's tests of the RS-25 engine put NASA one step closer to Mars.

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Wednesday 07/15/2015
NASA releases image from Pluto mission
Posted: July 15, 2015

New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet above the surface of the icy body.

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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