• Fifty years ago, American astronaut John Glenn was launched into Earth orbit.
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  • Before the Pioneer 11 spacecraft could venture beyond our solar system, it had to pass through the rings of Saturn. At the time, the rings were not well characterized and some thought the spacecraft could be destroyed. Whatever happened to Pioneer 11 at
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  • March 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of one of the most extraordinary spacecraft ever constructed - Pioneer 10 - the first true deep space probe.
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  • Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 stories of 2011. At number five, NASA launched the final space shuttle mission. This retrospective essay provides a personal view of Shuttle´s first launch -- STS-1 -- over thirty years ago. (Originally published 07/07/2011)
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  • The countdown for the launch of the final Space Shuttle mission begins tomorrow. This retrospective essay provides a personal view of Shuttle´s first launch -- STS-1 -- over thirty years ago.
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  • This year, NASA will launch its final Space Shuttle missions. The development of the Shuttle had sprung from the supersonic rocket planes of Chuck Yeager, and was an answer to the question: what is the best way to send man into space?
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  • This year, NASA will launch its final Space Shuttle missions. The development of the Shuttle had sprung from the supersonic rocket planes of Chuck Yeager, and was an answer to the question: what is the best way to send man into space?
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  • Cassini, the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, has revealed intricate details of the gas giant planet and its moons -- but many mysteries remain.
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  • Six years ago, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began orbiting Saturn. Scientists are celebrating the data and detailed images the mission has provided of the planet, its famous rings, and its many moons.
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  • America´s ambition to explore space has not come without a human cost. The decisions being made today about our future in space depend on lessons learned from past tragedies.
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