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‘We Are The Explorers’: A Symphony Of NASA And Star Trek

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NASA produces a lot of great visual material, including some slick inspirational videos. But as a federal agency it can’t legally purchase air time to put this material in front of TV or movie-going audiences. Enter a crowdfunded effort to place ‘We Are The Explorers’ as a trailer to the upcoming Star Trek movie ‘Into [...]

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New Astronauts Face Limited Opportunities for Spaceflight [Video]

NASA announced on Monday its 2013 class of astronaut candidates, but the current state of the agency’s human spaceflight program makes it hard to get excited about what lies ahead for these remarkable individuals. To mark the announcement, NASA hosted a Google Hangout on Air with several administrators and former astronauts.   After sifting through [...]

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Notes from the Ground: Launch Day Wrap-Up

Atlantis Launch Notes: July 8, 9:00 P.M. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER—What a day it was. One to which I’ll dedicate lots of long-term memory neurons. It started tough, though—at 3:30 A.M., with a four-hour trip to the Kennedy Space Center 45 miles away. On the day that my still sleepy eyes would witness a spaceship rocket [...]

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Space rock: Vote for the new NASA wake-up song

Like most of us, NASA astronauts have to wake up and get to work—even when they’re in space. So NASA is running a contest to select two new wake-up songs for the STS-134 shuttle crew when it’s at the International Space Station. The winners will be announced and played during the next shuttle mission (NASA’s [...]

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