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In Ballroom E of the Den'aina conference center here Wednesday, a small group of astronomers and journalists listened to the NASA feed from Kwajalein island, between Hawaii and Australia, where a Pegasus rocket aboard an L1011 plane was about to launch the NuSTAR space telescope. I was there as a member of the science team for NuSTAR, which is part of NASA's Small Explorer program

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Heavenly discoveries, earthly inventionsupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 08:47:00

Astronomers just discovered the largest reservoir of water ever, roughly 140 trillion times the volume of the Earth's oceans. With severe drought afflicting Africa, Asia and the southern United States, you might ask whether this offers a solution to earthly afflictions.

Tiny fourth moon discovered in Pluto's orbitupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 11:04:00

While searching for rings around the dwarf planet Pluto, NASA astronomers made an unintentional discovery -- Pluto has a fourth moon.

Space shuttle: What have we learned?updated: Fri Apr 29 2011 15:08:00

When the space shuttle Endeavour blasts off, it will mark the orbiter's last voyage and the second-to-last mission in the 30-year-long space shuttle program.

Astronauts ponder future as shuttle program winds downupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 11:39:00

For Space Shuttle Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly, there was wonderful news leading up to the launch. His wife, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is there to watch the lift off.

Gabrielle Giffords boards planeupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 11:39:00

Gabrielle Giffords has boarded a flight at Ellington Field in Houston and is awaiting departure to Kennedy Space Center.

As Shuttle program ends, astronauts want to keep flyingupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 14:39:00

For the commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour, Mark Kelly, there was good, no, wonderful news, leading up to the launch. His wife, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is there to watch less than four months after a bullet tore through her head and nearly took her life.

A census of life in the world's oceansupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 07:43:00

In October, scientists completed a 10 year study on ocean life. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.

Why we need a Hubble for the seasupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 07:43:00

"Alien oceans could be detected by telescope," headlines a Web report about an article in The Astrophysical Journal Letters by Tyler Robinson and colleagues at NASA. The report projects that the $6.5 billion James Webb Space Telescope will be capable of such an impressive feat when it is launched some time after 2014 as a more powerful successor to the venerable Hubble Space Telescope.

Scientists discover monster starupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 17:54:00

Imagine a star so luminous that it would burn the Earth up if it were anywhere near, a star that outshines the sun as much as the sun outshines the moon. A monster even in the abyss of space.

Hubble's 20th anniversaryupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 18:37:00

A former astronaut and a NASA administrator recount the successful history of the Hubble Space Telescope.

A sneak peek of 'Hubble 3D'updated: Fri Mar 19 2010 10:15:00

IMAX explores the legacy of the Hubble Space Telescope and its impact on our views about the universe.

Hubble and the space shuttle in IMAX 3-Dupdated: Fri Mar 19 2010 10:15:00

There's one word astronaut Michael Massimino uses over and over to describe the view from the Hubble Space Telescope: "Beautiful."

Hubble, sky survey catch rare asteroid crash, NASA saysupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 15:27:00

A mysterious X-shaped pattern of space debris seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope was probably two asteroids that collided, scientists said Tuesday.

Hubble peers back 13.2 billion years, finds 'primordial' galaxiesupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 09:37:00

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has reached back 13.2 billion years -- farther than ever before in time and space -- to reveal a "primordial population" of galaxies never seen before.

NASA set to crash on the moon -- twiceupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 16:42:00

Two U.S. spacecraft are set to crash on the moon Friday. On purpose. And we're all invited to watch.

'Butterfly Nebula' catches Hubble's attentionupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 12:02:00

Forget Hollywood special effects or Impressionist paintings -- some of the most stunning images are created by the mysterious and often violent forces in the universe.

Telescopes to show universe soon after Big Bangupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 14:30:00

It may not be possible to travel back in time, but seeing stars and galaxies as they looked millions or even billions of years ago is no problem thanks to telescopes, the closest thing we have to time machines.

NASA puts off shuttle landing until Saturdayupdated: Fri May 22 2009 11:44:00

NASA officials have postponed the landing of space shuttle Atlantis until Saturday because of weather concerns.

Atlantis hooks the Hubbleupdated: Tue May 19 2009 21:53:00

John Zarrella reports repairs are next after astronauts on board shuttle Atlantis successfully snag the Hubble telescope.

Upgraded Hubble flies solo againupdated: Tue May 19 2009 21:53:00

The Hubble Space Telescope was released into orbit Tuesday.

Astronauts complete last Hubble spacewalkupdated: Mon May 18 2009 16:13:00

The space shuttle Atlantis crew on Monday afternoon completed its final spacewalk to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, according to NASA.

First spacewalk to fix Hubble ends after long dayupdated: Thu May 14 2009 19:20:00

The space shuttle Atlantis crew completed its first spacewalk to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, a daylong act of grueling labor that featured the replacement and installation of key instruments.

Space shuttle collects, cradles Hubbleupdated: Wed May 13 2009 14:40:00

The space shuttle Atlantis captured the Hubble Space Telescope with its robotic arm Wednesday, paving the way for astronauts to begin repairing the orbiting observatory.

'Dings' on Atlantisupdated: Wed May 13 2009 14:40:00

NASA video shows four tiles on the right side of the space shuttle Atlantis that have dings in them.

NASA astronaut first to 'tweet' from spaceupdated: Wed May 13 2009 06:09:00

It's not quite the achievement of a lunar landing, but astronaut Mike Massimino made Twitter history with a 139-character post to the micro-blogging site -- the first person to do so from space.

Space shuttle suffered 'minor' damage at launchupdated: Tue May 12 2009 18:55:00

A survey of space shuttle Atlantis' outer body has revealed that four tiles on the right side have "some dings" in them, the flight director said Tuesday.

Astronauts ready for rescue mission they hope never happensupdated: Mon May 11 2009 16:22:00

With space shuttle Atlantis on its way to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, that leaves one shuttle, Endeavour, at the ready on the other launch pad here.

Rescue shuttle readyupdated: Mon May 11 2009 16:22:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports NASA ready with rescue shuttle if Atlantis and crew in trouble.

Shuttle blasts off for final Hubble fixupdated: Mon May 11 2009 16:20:00

The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off successfully Monday afternoon on NASA's fifth and final repair visit to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Shuttle Atlantis ready for liftoffupdated: Mon May 11 2009 07:54:00

Final preparations are under way for Monday's scheduled launch of the space shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center in Florida in a repair mission for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Shuttle Atlantis might begin Hubble mission one day earlierupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 14:20:00

The U.S. space agency might try to launch space shuttle Atlantis on May 11, a day earlier than scheduled, administrators announced Thursday in Houston.

Space shuttle Discovery launch scrubbedupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 15:01:00

The launch of space shuttle Discovery scheduled for Wednesday has been scrubbed.

Delayed Discovery is ready for launchupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 08:27:00

After weeks of delay, the space shuttle Discovery is finally ready for a Wednesday evening liftoff and a two-week mission to the international space station.

Astronomers capture first images of new planetsupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 10:08:00

The first-ever pictures of planets outside the solar system have been released in two studies.

Mission to fix Hubble Telescope postponedupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 09:14:00

NASA's plans to fly a fifth and final space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope have suffered another set-back.

More trouble for NASA's Hubbleupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 17:42:00

Engineers at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland have hit two new snags in their effort to repair the Hubble Space Telescope after a major equipment failure in space last month.

Time.com: NASA Delays Hubble Mission by Five Days, Ike Blamedupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 15:00:00

NASA is delaying next month's shuttle launch to the Hubble Space Telescope because of problems stemming from Hurricane Ike and replacement parts for the observatory

Time.com: 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

Time.com: 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

Shuttle homecomingupdated: Sat Jun 14 2008 13:08:00

CNN Miles O'Brien walks us through the landing of Shuttle Discovery.

Shuttle departs space stationupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 09:19:00

Endeavour commander Dominic Gorie is pleased with the mission as the shuttle leaves the international space station.

Shuttle astronaut takes a walkupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 05:39:00

Amazing pictures of the fourth spacewalk of the STS-123 mission.

CNN Student News One-Sheet: Space Shuttle Factsupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 22:10:00

Use this explainer to help students understand the history of the space shuttle program, a topic relevant to current news.

Atlantis returns to Earthupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 12:06:00

The space shuttle Atlantis lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after a 13-day mission.

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