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Space Shuttle Atlantis hands-on: a look inside (video)

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Space Shuttles Discovery, Endeavour and Enterprise have all left Kennedy Space Center for new homes, but Atlantis? She's staying. Come November 2nd, the orbiter will be wheeled out to a 65,000-square-foot exhibit, which is still being constructed at KSC's visitor complex. Though the craft's cargo bay doors will be...
Space Shuttle Atlantis hands-on: a look inside (video)

Switched on Bach: David Cope's computer compositions

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Professor David Cope speaks in purposeful abstraction, attempting to brace us for what we're about to see. We've been on the road for a while now, I tell him. We've seen a lot of strange and wonderful things -- robots and space shuttles and ghost hunts. "Yes, well," he...
Switched on Bach: David Cope's computer compositions

The secret behind the new iMac's thinness: It's all about the display

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Apple (AAPL) unveiled a completely redesigned lineup of iMac computers at its press event in San Francisco last week. In traditional fashion, the Cupertino-based company was able to cut the new iMac’s size by 40%, making it the thinnest all-in-one PC in the world at just 5 millimeters thick. According...
The secret behind the new iMac's thinness: It's all about the display
Space nerds gather in San Francisco for Space Shuttle fly-by
NASA space shuttle replica Explorer takes a scenic boat ride to Houston

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility hosts test of new commercial rocket

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The new Antares rocket will be test-launched from NASA Wallops this week. NASA/Brea Reeves For decades, the Space Shuttles were the primary way the United States transported cargo and people into low-Earth orbit. Upon retirement of the aging fleet of Shuttles, NASA has promoted a public-private partnership with companies...
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility hosts test of new commercial rocket

Space Shuttle Endeavour hitching a ride atop a 747 to its new home on September 17

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Space Shuttles Discovery and Enterprise have already settled into their new homes, and now Endeavour is scheduled to depart for its future abode at the California Science Center on September 17th. Taking to the skies atop a modified Boeing 747, the shuttle will make pit stops in Texas and...
Space Shuttle Endeavour hitching a ride atop a 747 to its new home on September 17

How NASA brought the monstrous F-1 "moon rocket" engine back to life

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There has never been anything like the Saturn V, the launch vehicle that powered the United States past the Soviet Union to a series of manned lunar landings in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The rocket redefined "massive," standing 363 feet (110 meters) in height and producing a...
How NASA brought the monstrous F-1 "moon rocket" engine back to life

Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon to make its third trip to the International Space Station on March 1

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NASA has announced that SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is set to make its third trip to the International Space Station. The US space agency has announced that it is targeting March 1, 2013 for its launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Space has certainly been in the news...
Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon to make its third trip to the International Space Station on March 1

SXSW 2010 for Futurists

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A ReadWriteWeb Guide Social media? Oh, please. Some of these sessions are so 2009. How can you have any fun at SXSW this year if you can't see any real innovation. If space shuttles, cyborgs and technological singularity are what make you bleep and bloop, you're going to love these...
SXSW 2010 for Futurists
Seven failed plans that would have put people on Mars
Eugene Kaspersky And Mikko Hypponen Talk Red October And The Future Of Cyber Warfare At DLD

No liftoff for SpaceX: Launch aborted early Saturday

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The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket came to an abrupt halt early Saturday. The rocket’s computer detected too-high levels of pressure in engine number five, causing the launch to stop a half-second before liftoff. The Falcon 9 rocket held cargo destined for the International Space Station (ISS) and was scheduled for liftoff at 4:55 a.m....
No liftoff for SpaceX: Launch aborted early Saturday
Watch SpaceX test-fire its Falcon 9 rocket today at 2:30pm EDT

Commercial space shuttle prototypes fly through wind tunnel testing

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A pair of companies developing their own commercial space shuttles are presumably trying to flatten their hair after some rigorous wind tunnel testing. First up, Blue Origin, founded by Jeff Bezos (the guy behind Amazon), which has largely quiet on its efforts to shuttle astronauts to the International Space...
Commercial space shuttle prototypes fly through wind tunnel testing

Boeing's unmanned Phantom Ray makes dramatic video debut, set to take off this December

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The big new trend among wargadget makers seems to be the elimination of the fleshy operator, and we're seeing it happening with helicopters, boats, and even space shuttles. The Phantom Ray is Boeing's take on how we can do the same to jet fighters, and it's had its official...
Boeing's unmanned Phantom Ray makes dramatic video debut, set to take off this December
SpaceX rocket blasts off, ‘new era’ of private spaceflight begins

DailyDirt: Going To Space

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Manned space exploration is a lofty goal that requires quite a bit of groundwork before people crawl into a metal cage strapped to a rocket. Only about a dozen countries have successfully launched objects into orbit, and the list of nations that can send people into space is much shorter...
DailyDirt: Going To Space
Tearing down the Space Shuttles: a gallery

Google photos celebrate Kennedy Space Center's 50th birthday

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Google is honoring 50 years of the Space Center with photos of the space shuttles, an Apollo command module, and the top of a launch pad. [Read more]...
Google photos celebrate Kennedy Space Center's 50th birthday
Blue Origin details testing plans for its next-generation Space Vehicle

Historic Flight Will Carry One Thousand Pounds Of Food, Clothes, Supplies To Space

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Earlier this year, SpaceX became the first private company to successfully dock a vessel with the International Space Station. That cargo delivery was just a test run and the Dragon capsule is now ready for its first official trip into space.  The spacecraft, on top of a Falcon 9 rocket,...
Historic Flight Will Carry One Thousand Pounds Of Food, Clothes, Supplies To Space

Richard Branson Intends to Colonize Mars Whether You Like It or Not

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(Photo: Chatter-fest) Though commercial space initiatives have a whiff of sadness about them (RIP lots of NASA funding, RIP the space craze of the ’50s), space geeks like your Betabeat reporters are excited by the prospect of making our way into outerspace however we can. And by the looks of...
Richard Branson Intends to Colonize Mars Whether You Like It or Not
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