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May
18

Long, Long, Long Walk In Space

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Outer Space — Astronauts completed one of NASA’s top six longest spacewalks over the weekend. The Atlantis’ Mission to Hubble was not suppose to have a spacewalk of this length; however, a problem arose while working on a bolt interface. Astronaut, Mike Massimino, had to remove over 100 screws by hand.
NASA reported:
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Feb
24

NASA: Launch Mishap Ends OCO Mission

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Several minutes into the flight of the Taurus rocket carrying NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory spacecraft, launch managers declared a contingency after the payload fairing failed to separate.

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Feb
20

NASA Spots Huge Gamma-ray Blast

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Astronomers using NASA’s Swift satellite and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope are seeing frequent blasts from a stellar remnant 30,000 light-years away. The high-energy fireworks arise from a rare type of neutron star known as a soft-gamma-ray repeater. Such objects unpredictably send out a series of X-ray and gamma-ray flares.
“At times, this remarkable object has [...]

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