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Atlantis Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle: The End – Not Really

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The NASA Space Shuttle program is over. Columbia and Challenger (both lost in heartbreaking accidents), Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavor and their brave crews served our country well. After more than 135 missions, the remaining orbiters: Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavor and Enterprise (the test vehicle, not intended for space flight) will become museum pieces. Government-funded manned spaceflight […]

Atlantis Space Shuttle

Atlantis Makes Final Landing

NASA’s Atlantis shuttle recently made its final landing in Cape Canaveral, marking the end of its 30 year tenure journeying space. This 13-day mission is the last for NASA as it indefinitely suspends its shuttle operations. Florida’s Space Cost will lose around 8,000 jobs after its final layoffs. Read the full article at MiamiHerald.com

NASA

Dawn Probe Lands 177 Million Miles Away

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NASA’s robot satellite the Dawn probe, successfully made its way into the orbit of the asteroid Vesta. The Vesta sits in an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and this research marks a milestone for NASA. The Dawn probe travel traveled around 177 million miles away from Earth. Read the full article at BBC.co.uk

Cyber Jihad

Al Qaeda Calls for Cyber Jihad

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British authorities recently stated that al Qaeda has called for a “cyber jihad” after the death of Osama bin Laden. Authorities believe that the actual threat is low, but is more likely to become a growing problem. Past attempts consisted of sending malicious emails to the likes of Google and NASA. Read the full article […]