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Ship carrying rocket parts hits Kentucky bridge, causing partial collapseupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 21:42:00

Coast Guard crews were among those working Friday to reinforce a southwestern Kentucky bridge that partially collapsed after being hit by a 312-foot cargo ship.

NASA research orbiter starts circling moonupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 15:23:00

The first of twin research spacecraft entered the moon's orbit Saturday, part of an effort to learn more about how it and other terrestrial bodies formed, NASA said.

NASA's second moon probe reaches lunar orbitupdated: Sun Jan 01 2012 18:40:00

The second of two new research probes successfully entered the moon's orbit Sunday afternoon, a day after its companion, NASA announced.

'Curiosity' can motivate kids in scienceupdated: Sat Nov 26 2011 13:51:00

Astronaut Melvin Leland and musician Will.I.Am talk about how the Mars rover can motivate a new generation of explorers.

NASA launches Mars roverupdated: Sat Nov 26 2011 13:51:00

A NASA spacecraft carrying a Mars rover was in "excellent health" Saturday more than two hours after it began its eight-and-a-half-month journey.

Boeing brings new jobs to Florida's Space Coastupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 18:58:00

A partnership between NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Boeing will bring more than 100 jobs to Florida's Space Coast, the governor announced on Monday.

Boeing, NASA team up to build spaceshipsupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 18:58:00

NASA announces that Boeing will use Kennedy Space Center to build commercial spacecraft and create more than 500 jobs.

China's space ambition soarsupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 00:44:00

China on Thursday launched its first space laboratory module, marking another step upward for its space program.

NASA launches moon research missionupdated: Sat Sep 10 2011 10:18:00

After a couple of weather delays, NASA finally launched its moon research mission Saturday morning.

NASA scrubs moon research mission until Fridayupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 09:21:00

NASA delayed its Thursday launch of a moon research mission because of weather issues and will retry on Friday.

Final shuttle launch bittersweet at Air and Space Museumupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 17:10:00

Crowds filled the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington on Friday, as they regularly do during the summer months. This Friday, however, was different, as people lined up outside the building, waiting for the last launch in the shuttle program's 30-year history.

Astronauts discuss final shuttle launchupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 05:51:00

The astronauts from shuttle Atlantis answer questions regarding NASA's final mission.

NASA: July 8 selected for space shuttle program's last blastupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 05:51:00

July 8 will mark the start of the final space shuttle mission and the end of an era, NASA announced Tuesday.

1,600-plus Florida beachgoers stung by jellyfish, county officials sayupdated: Tue May 31 2011 17:17:00

More than 1,600 people within a 10-mile stretch of central Florida's Atlantic beaches have been stung in the past week by a distinctive species of jellyfish not indigenous to North America, a rescue official said Tuesday.

Jellyfish put sting into holiday weekend at some Florida beachesupdated: Tue May 31 2011 03:23:00

Hundreds of people trying to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend on Atlantic beaches in central Florida encountered an unwelcome surprise: swarms of purplish, stinging jellyfish.

400 people stung by jellyfishupdated: Tue May 31 2011 03:23:00

Legions of jellyfish spoiled the Memorial Day weekend for those trying to enjoy the beach in Florida. WFTV reports.

Die-hard space fans tailgate for launchupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 12:06:00

As the shuttle program nears its end, meets some die-hard junkies whose awe of space is alive and well.

Die-hard space fans flock to one of shuttle's last launchesupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 12:06:00

It's now become a somewhat common event, one that for most Americans is signaled by nothing more than a brief blip on the news. But a space shuttle launch is still one of mankind's most complex and massive undertakings, a carefully-primed $1.3 billion explosion that turns years of planning and construction into a spectacle that lasts only a few moments.

Discovery's final flight scheduled for Thursdayupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 06:01:00

Space shuttle Discovery is set to launch Thursday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its final flight, ending nearly three decades of space travel.

A space-age first: A commercial craft returns from low-Earth orbitupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 13:09:00

The first commercial spacecraft to return from a low-Earth orbit landed in the Pacific Ocean Wednesday about 500 miles off the coast of southern California.

Game-changing launch makes historyupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 13:09:00

CNN's John Zarrella explains the significance of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and it's successful takeoff and landing.

Man arrested after his boat lands at Cape Canaveral security zoneupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 16:40:00

A man was arrested after arriving at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Air Force station Tuesday n a 25-foot sailboat, according to military authorities.

U.S. military launches mystery space plane on secret missionupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 15:44:00

Mystery surrounds the U.S. military's Orbital Test Vehicle, the X-37B OTV, which launched into space in April from the Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida.

Mystery military space planeupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 15:44:00

An Air Force plane prompts concerns about space-based military operations. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Kepler space telescope finds pair of distant planets, NASA saysupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 23:32:00

Two planets slightly smaller than Saturn have been discovered orbiting a distant star, a first for NASA's Kepler space telescope, whose mission is to look for signs of planets passing in front of stars, the space agency said Thursday.

Historic Falcon 9 rocket blasts offupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 20:33:00

SpaceX launches its first private rocket from Cape Canaveral, serving as a symbol for future commercial space travel.

Solar observatory lifts offupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 12:11:00

NASA's solar observatory blasts off on a mission to study the sun and its effects on Earth.

Launch of rocket with solar probe reset for Thursdayupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 12:07:00

NASA has postponed for one day the scheduled launch of a rocket carrying a solar probe.

Man accused of killing pilotupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 22:38:00

Authorities arrested Stobert "Tobie" Holt Jr., Friday in Orlando, Florida. Holt is accused of murdering a missing pilot.

Atlantis blasts off towards space stationupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 11:11:00

Space shuttle Atlantis launched Monday afternoon to deliver key spare parts to prolong the life of the International Space Station.

Atlantis lifts offupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 11:11:00

NASA's Atlantis shuttle blasts off on its latest mission, hauling spare parts to prolong the international space station's life.

Successful crash into moonupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 11:02:00

Listen as NASA crashes a spacecraft and the upper stage of a rocket on the moon in a search for water.

Shuttle Discovery home after rendezvous with space stationupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 19:19:00

The space shuttle Discovery landed safely at Kennedy Space Center on Saturday, completing a 13-day mission that included expanding the number of astronauts who can live aboard the International Space Station.

Shuttle Discovery landsupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 19:19:00

The space shuttle Discovery lands safely at Kennedy Space Center.

Shuttle astronauts complete 6-hour spacewalkupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 22:37:00

A pair of astronauts from the space shuttle Discovery safely completed a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Thursday, installing a set of solar panels that will help the station handle twice as many crew members.

Spacecraft blasts off in search of 'Earths'updated: Sun Mar 08 2009 20:34:00

Calling it a mission that may fundamentally change humanity's view of itself, NASA on Friday launched a telescope that will search our corner of the Milky Way galaxy for Earth-like planets.

Searching for other Earthsupdated: Sun Mar 08 2009 20:34:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports that NASA is starting an unprecedented search for planets where life is possible.

Countdown to NASA search for Earth-like planetsupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 10:04:00

The U.S. space agency NASA will launch its first ever mission Friday to find Earth-like planets in our region of the Milky Way.

Galaxy may be full of 'Earths,' alien lifeupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 22:11:00

As NASA prepares to hunt for Earth-like planets in our corner of the Milky Way galaxy, there's new buzz that "Star Trek's" vision of a universe full of life may not be that far-fetched. NASA at 50updated: Tue Sep 30 2008 17:00:00

As the space agency passes the half-century mark, a look back at its genesis NASA Moves Atlantis to Launch Padupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 20:00:00

NASA moved shuttle Atlantis to the launch pad on Thursday for a flight next month to the Hubble Space Telescope after being waylaid by a pair of tropical storms

iReporters: Fay's flooding unlike any seen beforeupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 07:43:00

Two days after Tropical Storm Fay first hit Cape Canaveral, Florida, Louise Mills decided to attempt to go to church, having stayed in her condo since it started. That's when she realized she was stranded inside. "As far as we know, we can't leave our condominiums to get to [Florida state road] A1A because the police are blocking it."

Fay floods streetsupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 07:43:00

iReporter Jessica Blank shot video of the massive flooding in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Fay inches across saturated Florida; two drownupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 23:38:00

Tropical Storm Fay was moving across northern Florida at a walking pace Thursday night, dropping heavy rain and threatening to stick around for at least another day in a state already struggling with flooding.

Fay drenches parts of Florida; Crist asks Bush for helpupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 23:56:00

Tropical Storm Fay, stalled near Cape Canaveral, Florida, soaked portions of east-central Florida late Wednesday, and the National Hurricane Center said it could dump 30 inches of rain in some areas of the state. Northern Lights Mystery Partly Explainedupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 19:00:00

On Thursday, NASA released findings that indicate magnetic explosions about one-third of the way to the moon cause the northern lights, or aurora borealis, to burst in spectacular shapes and colors

Majestic Persian capital exceeds expectationsupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 15:29:00

The ancient Persian capital of Persepolis, in a vast and arid plain 40 miles from Shiraz in southern Iran, is the greatest ancient site between the Holy Land and India. This is a rare place that actually exceeded my high expectations. Space Shuttle Crew Back on Earthupdated: Sat Jun 14 2008 14:00:00

The space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven returned to Earth on Saturday

NASA launches telescopeupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 13:42:00

The US gamma-ray telescope GLAST was launched into space Wednesday on a Delta 2 missile from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Astronauts Open Billion-Dollar Labupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 09:10:00

Astronauts opened up Japan's new billion-dollar space station lab, then got ready for another spacewalk, this time to spruce up the outside of the huge addition Robot Digger to Land at Martian Poleupdated: Tue May 20 2008 15:00:00

Like a miner prospecting for gold, NASA hopes its latest robot to Mars hits pay dirt when it lands Sunday near the red planet's north pole to conduct a 90-day digging mission

Probe: Engineer's actions triggered Florida blackoutupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 17:16:00

Preliminary results of an investigation show that Tuesday's massive power outage in Florida was caused by human error, Florida Power and Light President Armando Olivera said Friday.

Florida probes how small mishaps caused massive outagesupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 10:33:00

Florida authorities are investigating how a small fire and a switch failure at an electrical substation outside Miami triggered a power failure that affected millions of people.

Veteran reporter details 50 years of astronaut cultureupdated: Sat Sep 01 2007 01:25:00

Only one person on the planet has covered every manned launch out of Cape Canaveral and now, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of spaceflight, he's written a book about it. NASA: Astronauts Sober for Spaceupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 19:10:00

After finding no evidence of astronauts drinking before launching into space, NASA said Wednesday it is considering limited alcohol testing of its employees, including astronauts

Endeavour leaves space stationupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 21:16:00

Endeavour leaves space station

Endeavour heads home early as NASA eyes hurricaneupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 21:16:00

Space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the international space station a day early Sunday, as NASA kept a wary eye on Hurricane Dean.

Shuttle on its way homeupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 00:14:00

The space shuttle Endeavour began its return to Earth Tuesday morning. Commander Scott Kelly and pilot Charles Hobaugh fired Endeavour's engines at 11:25 a.m. ET to begin the descent to Earth.

Crew prepares shuttle for early landingupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 03:49:00

Their mission cut short by Hurricane Dean, astronauts aboard the shuttle Endeavour wrapped up their work in orbit Monday and prepared to come home.

Shuttle ordered home early to avoid storm riskupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 06:04:00

NASA on Saturday ordered space shuttle Endeavour back to Earth a day early out of fear that Hurricane Dean might disrupt flight operations. Astronauts Studying Repair Methodsupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 17:55:00

Endeavour's astronauts ran through never-before-attempted repair methods Thursday in case they had to go out and patch a deep gouge in the space shuttle's belly Why Is This Teacher in Space?updated: Thu Aug 09 2007 14:00:00

Viewpoint: More than 20 years after the Christa McAuliffe tragedy, educator Barbara Morgan is on her way to the Space Station. But it's NASA that still hasn't learned its lesson

NASA goes ahead with Tuesday launchupdated: Mon Jul 03 2006 09:41:00

NASA will go ahead with Tuesday's scheduled launch of the space shuttle Discovery after examining a pencil-sized crack in the foam insulation around the shuttle's fuel tank, the space agency announced.

NASA: No 'show-stoppers' for launchupdated: Wed May 31 2006 15:51:00

The space shuttle Discovery is all but ready for launch in July, NASA officials said Wednesday following a review of the hazards posed by falling foam during liftoff.

Payoff high in risky Mars missionupdated: Thu Mar 09 2006 10:39:00

NASA's latest mission to Mars could eclipse all previous ones if it can get into orbit on Friday.

Probe to Pluto set for launchupdated: Fri Jan 13 2006 11:32:00

NASA is set to launch a space probe called New Horizons today to capture the first up-close imagery of Pluto, its moons and a region of the outer solar system called the Kuiper Belt.

Ophelia becomes third hurricane churning in Atlanticupdated: Thu Sep 08 2005 02:14:00

The latest forecasts place Hurricane Ophelia on a course toward Florida and eliminate the possibility that the Category 1 storm will wander out to sea or swirl south to the Caribbean.

Ophelia threatens Floridaupdated: Wed Sep 07 2005 05:02:00

Freshly named Tropical Storm Ophelia was moving slowly toward the northeastern Atlantic coast of Florida on Wednesday, forecasters said, threatening to drench the state with up to 8 inches of rain in some areas.

Then & Now: Grace Corriganupdated: Mon Aug 15 2005 14:00:00

In 1986, Grace Corrigan watched along with the rest of the stricken nation as the space shuttle Challenger, carrying her daughter, Christa McAuliffe, and six other crew members, exploded in the blue skies over Cape Canaveral, Florida. Today, Corrigan keeps her daughter's dream of being the first teacher in space alive through her work at the McAuliffe Center.

Discovery undocks, heads for homeupdated: Sat Aug 06 2005 04:02:00

The space shuttle Discovery undocked from the international space station early Saturday, the first step in its journey back to Earth.

Discovery crew packs up to leave stationupdated: Fri Aug 05 2005 09:15:00

Discovery astronauts prepared to leave the international space station Friday as they began to wrap up work in advance of next week's return to Earth.

NASA hopes for best, plans for worstupdated: Thu Apr 07 2005 13:56:00

While NASA officials hope for a smooth flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery later this year, mission managers are still planning for the worst-case scenario.

Shuttle rolls to launch padupdated: Wed Apr 06 2005 11:28:00

Since the loss of Columbia in 2003, thousands of people have spent the past two years working to make the space shuttle a safer vehicle.

Shuttle to head for launch padupdated: Tue Apr 05 2005 14:32:00

Thousands of people have spent the past two years working to make the space shuttle into a safer vehicle since the loss of the Columbia in 2003.

Craigslist gets beamed into spaceupdated: Wed Mar 23 2005 14:29:00

Aliens will be glad to know that if ever they need to find an apartment here on Earth, someone has got them covered.

Deep Impact on course for comet collisionupdated: Tue Jan 11 2005 12:24:00

The two spacecraft of NASA's Deep Impact mission, dubbed Flyby and Impactor by their makers, launched Wednesday afternoon atop a Boeing Delta 2 rocket, their mission: To unlock the inner secrets of comets.

Genesis capsule crashes in desert updated: Wed Sep 08 2004 10:52:00

The Genesis return capsule crashed in the desert on Wednesday after its parachutes failed to deploy. The craft missed a mid-air retrieval meant to save the spacecraft from hitting the Earth.

Frances tears panels from NASA shuttle hangarupdated: Mon Sep 06 2004 15:02:00

NASA managers worried Monday about the prospect of Hurricane Ivan after Hurricane Frances ripped about 1,000 4-by-10-foot aluminum panels off one side of its massive Vehicle Assembly Building, Kennedy Space Center director Jim Kennedy said.

Genesis set for stellar return from spaceupdated: Mon Sep 06 2004 13:38:00

A daring trip to study the solar wind will end on Wednesday with the midair retrieval of extraterrestrial samples above the Utah desert. However, the scientific journey is only beginning.

Commercial space travel next leap for mankind?updated: Fri Jun 18 2004 11:31:00

Kitty Hawk. Cape Canaveral. Mojave Desert.

NASA probe returning with solar bootyupdated: Tue Apr 06 2004 11:18:00

Since October 2001, NASA's Genesis spacecraft has exposed its collector arrays made from sapphire, silicon, gold and diamond to the solar wind.

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