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It's a blast: Va. students launch experiments into space

Teams from the Naval Academy and colleges across the country have built science experiments that will be loaded into a rocket and launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 09:07pm EDT

Tags: Wallops Island, space, michelle basch, NASA, science experiments, Wallops Flight Facility, Keith Koehler

Remembering Sally Ride's historic launch into space

Thirty years ago, Sally Ride shattered a glass ceiling high above the Earth as she became the first American woman to fly into space.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 02:49pm EDT

Tags: Sally Ride, NASA, space shuttle program, women in history, space, dick uliano, pancreatic cancer

NASA plans to capture asteriod, crowdsource ideas

NASA is hosting a live forum Tuesday morning to share their plans to capture an asteroid, in addition to other asteroid-related topics.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 10:55am EDT

Tags: NASA, asteroid, greg redfern, space place

NASA plans Thursday rocket launch from Va facility

A rocket carrying students' experiments is scheduled to be launched Thursday from the Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 10:16am EDT

Tags: Wallops Island Flight Facility, NASA, RockOn, RockSat-C

Va. launch provides good data on galaxy creation

Researchers are studying data on galaxy creation collected by an experiment launched from Virginia's Wallops Island Flight Facility.

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 10:07am EDT

Tags: Wallops Island, NASA

Massive asteroid set for flyby of Earth

On Friday, the 1.7-mile-wide space rock 1998 QE2 will harmlessly fly by Earth at a distance of 3.6 million miles at 4:59 p.m. EDT.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 01:03pm EDT

Tags: The Space Place, NASA, asteroid, greg redfern

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Private spaceship tests underway in Va, Calif

A Colorado company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station is having its spacecraft undergo a series of landing-focused tests at NASA facilities in Virginia and California.

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 04:33pm EDT

Tags: Langley Research Center, international space station, Hampton, Va., NASA, space flight

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