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Orbital Sciences begins operations at Va. spaceport

Space technology company Orbital Sciences is beginning on-pad operations of its rocket projects at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Monday - 10/01/2012, 12:29pm EDT

Tags: Orbital Sciences, Eastern Shore,

NASA's Va. research center to host rare open house

NASA's Langley Research Center will let the public in on Saturday for a rare firsthand look at the facilities that are helping shape the future of space exploration.

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 03:25am EDT

Tags: Langley Research Center,

NASA using Va launch site for hurricane mission

Virginia's Eastern Shore is being used as a launch site for a NASA mission to study tropical cyclones.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 03:47am EDT

Tags: hurricane, storms, weather

NASA testing spacecraft's water impact in Va

NASA is again testing the water impact of the Orion spacecraft at its Langley Research Center in Hampton.

Friday - 09/07/2012, 02:47am EDT

Tags: hampton

Column: Armstrong belongs to the cosmos now

America, and in the broadest sense possible, all of humanity, has lost its first emissary to set foot on another world - Neil Alden Armstrong.

Sunday - 08/26/2012, 06:38pm EDT

Tags: Neil Armstrong, Space, The Moon

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Hopkins professor to receive Gruber prize

Johns Hopkins University says one of its professors will accept the Gruber Prize in cosmology in Beijing.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 06:09am EDT

Tags: Johns Hopkins University,

Goddard begins two-year mission with Curiosity

The so-called "seven minutes of terror" captured the attention of the world as Curiosity blasted through the Martian atmosphere to a safe landing.

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 05:56am EDT

Tags: nasa goddard, Curiosity rover, andrew mollenbeck, greenbelt

First video from Curiosity landing released by NASA (VIDEO)

Low-resolution video is now available of the Curiosity rover's landing -- better known to some as the "seven minutes of terror."

Monday - 08/06/2012, 10:28pm EDT

Tags: curiosity,

NASA's 'Mohawk Guy' draws 'Curiosity' of his own

As space lovers everywhere watched the live feed of NASA's Curiosity landing, another star was born -- but this one wasn't in the sky. He was in the NASA control room.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 05:27am EDT

Tags: curiosity, mohawk guy

For Curiosity, it's Mars or bust

The $2.5 billion, one-ton nuclear powered rover has been flying towards Mars since launching from Earth last November. The 154 million mile journey to date has gone very smoothly but the most treacherous and dangerous part of the mission for Curiosity is yet to come in the last 7 minutes before scheduled touchdown.

Sunday - 08/05/2012, 12:20pm EDT

Tags: Curiosity rover, Mars

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