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CRS-3 launches to ISS


The stormy weather cleared just enough over Cape Canaveral to launch a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on the third commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station. 38 more words

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SpaceX's Dragon on way to International Space Station

By Shelby Lin Erdman

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(CNN) — Belching smoke and fire, SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Friday afternoon on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. 390 more words

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NASA Hosts SpaceX 3 Post Launch News Conference from Kennedy Space Center

A post-launch news conference was held on Friday, April 18 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida following the launch of the SpaceX-3 mission that will deliver approximately 2.4 tons of cargo to the International Space Station. 7 more words

And as Dragon goes up, LADEE goes down....

Actually, it went down late last night.  But RIP LADEE, NASA’s latest lunar mission.  LADEE’s mission was always meant to end this way, a consequence of the low orbit it required to conduct its mission passing through the moon’s lumpy gravitational field and extremely tenuous atmosphere, and gradually easing lower to get ever more sensitive measurements.   101 more words

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Dragon's CRS-3 mission is on its way!

SpaceX has successfully launched the CRS-3 Dragon capsule towards the ISS!  High seas prevented recovery of the flyback stage, but they got good telemetry during its descent showing that not only were the landing legs not a problem, the stage was able to halt its spinning, which is what had destroyed the first stage on the last attempt at a flyback test.   104 more words

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Vitamin B3 was found in all eight meteorites analyzed in the study.

 Vitamin B3 Might Have Been Made in Space, Delivered to Earth by Meteorites

 April 17, 2014

Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis by NASA-funded researchers. 1,035 more words

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Farewell LADEE, NASA Crashes Spacecraft Into The Moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) – Flight controllers confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon Friday as planned, avoiding the precious historic artifacts left behind by moonwalkers. 874 more words

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