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Of space shuttles and love-sick woodpeckers, 1995

For NASA, 1995 was quite the robust year.

The space agency in 1995 launched its 100th human mission, sending a crew of five Americans and two Russians into Earth orbit on June 27. 519 more words

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Is Space Tourism Travelling Faster Than Space Law?

By Gbenga Oduntan

Space Daily

Space tourism is fast becoming the new frontier in the transportation business. Driven by profit-making private venture capital, the push to offer customers some direct or indirect experience with space travel is no longer the stuff of comic books or science fiction. 188 more words


Students' experiment explodes for a second time with SpaceX rocket failure

Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space.

Instead they got a life lesson about loss, but more importantly about determination, as they watched… 403 more words


So close: SpaceX lands reusable rocket booster on ocean pad … only to see it tip over right after

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station on Tuesday, including the first espresso maker bound for orbit. But the company’s third attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform failed … but just barely. 674 more words


Ottawa history buff wants to save Science and Tech museum's Atlas rocket

Don’t shrug off this Atlas just yet.

It’s scheduled for demolition, but there may be a slim chance of preserving the familiar Atlas rocket that stands outside the Canada Science and Technology Museum. 456 more words

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Elon Musk's SpaceX aborts reusable rocket launch mid-countdown

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 rocket failed to launch Tuesday after the mission was aborted during the countdown at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The two-stage reusable rocket from Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. 288 more words

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Pull of U of C draws astronaut Thirsk back to Calgary

Bob Thirsk feels gravity in the way some feel the pressure change in those Chinook winds.

It’s an ever-present force we take for granted yet, when you have spent 188 days without its tenacious pull, it teaches you not to forget its power and its obligations. 1,018 more words

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