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Hacker

“Cyber-Bandits” Steal Millions in Online Ad Scheme

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Seven hackers were charged for fraudulently earning millions of dollars by hijacking over 500,000 computers and redirecting users to pages with advertising. The group even managed to infect over 100 of NASA’s computers with a virus. The FBI arrested six of the suspects in Estonia, while the remaining Russian hacker remains at large. Read the […]

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