Manned Space Flight

Real Science: Orion Successfully Completes First Mission

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While no astronauts were aboard, the souvinir factory was a'churnin'--"Friday's Orion — serial number 001 — lacked seats, cockpit displays and life-support equipment for obvious reasons. Instead, bundles of toys and memorabilia were on board: bits of moon dust; the crew patch worn by Sally Ride, America's first spacewoman; a Capt. James Kirk collector's doll owned by "Star Trek" actor William Shatner, and more."


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Space Ships In Museums

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I've always been rather fond of the Space Shuttle.  Yeah, it was ultimately a lot of money spent for a little amount of return, and took a terrible toll on the lives of astronauts, but I still get a thrill of excitement whenever I see video of those engines lighting up, and a Space Shuttle ponderously lifting off from the launchpad.

 

So one of the things on my bucket list is to go see the Discovery on display at the Udvay-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA....

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REALSPACE: Senate Committee OK's NASA authorization bill

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In a bipartisan unanimous vote the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has approved a new NASA budget and space plan. If this bill passes a Senate and House vote it will set the future for US space efforts.

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