When you sit down to have lunch with NASA astronaut Don Thomas he can tell you about the time he was all strapped in and ready to blast off into the wild blue yonder in the Space Shuttle Atlantis. 713 more words
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By Gbenga Oduntan
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
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
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. 664 more words
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