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  • NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018. NASA is designing its Space Launch System to take astronauts beyond Earth orbit to an asteroid and eventually to Mars. The rockets will be...

  • NASA says rocket launch from Wallops successful

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A rocket for the Department of Defense has been launched from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility. NASA says the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was launched at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The launch had been postponed several times. NASA says in a news release that the...

  • NASA: Former astronaut dies after long illness

    HOUSTON (AP) — Steven R. Nagel, a former astronaut who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died after a long illness. He was 67. NASA said in a news release that Nagel died Thursday. Longtime friend Ed Reinholtz said Nagel died of cancer in Columbia, Missouri. NASA says Nagel, a test pilot...

  • National Guard dumps Dale Earnhardt Jr.; GOP cites Obama pressure

    The National Guard is ending its sponsorship of NASCAR and IndyCar racing teams, and top racers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal, in a shocking move that some are blaming on President Obama and Senate Democrats.

  • 'Do-nothing' Congress

    With rare exceptions, we need fewer, not more, laws. Lift your glass to gridlock -- while it remains legal.

  • NASA picks Md. proposal for space station project

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — NASA has chosen a University of Maryland proposal for a new instrument to observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. NASA announced Wednesday that the laser-based system will observe the structure of forest canopy. The instrument will be...

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