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NASA Builds Menu for Planned Mars Mission in 2030s

July 17, 2012 in WDAZ

HOUSTON (AP) Through a labyrinth of hallways deep inside a 1960s-era building that has housed research that dates back to the early years of U.S. space travel, a group of scientists in white coats is stirring, mixing, measuring, brushing and, most important, tasting the end result of their cooking.
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A summer camp with airplanes

June 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Sixteen-year-old Matt Adamson spent his Wednesday morning with his head in the clouds literally. Continue Reading

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Viewers Pack UND Observatory for Venus Transit

June 6, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – The planet Venus transitioned over the sun this evening for the last time in the next 100 years.
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VIDEO: Astronauts Enter World’s 1st Private Supply Ship

May 26, 2012 in WDAZ

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Space station astronauts floated into the Dragon on Saturday, a day after its heralded arrival as the world’s first commercial supply ship.
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Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives at NYC Airport

April 27, 2012 in WDAZ

NEW YORK (AP) Look! Up in the sky! It’s a … space shuttle?

An unusual flying object came to New York from Washington on Friday the space shuttle Enterprise.
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Company Unveils Plan to Mine Asteroids for Riches

April 24, 2012 in WDAZ

SEATTLE (AP) Space-faring robots could be extracting gold and platinum from asteroids within 10 years if a new venture backed by two Silicon Valley titans and filmmaker James Cameron gets off the ground as planned.
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Amazon CEO Wants to Raise Sunken Apollo 11 Engines

March 28, 2012 in WDAZ

LOS ANGELES (AP) For more than four decades, the powerful engines that helped boost the Apollo 11 mission to the moon have rested in the Atlantic. Now Internet billionaire and space enthusiast Jeff Bezos wants to raise at least one of them to the surface.
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NASA launches giant Mars rover to red planet

November 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

NASA today launched the six-wheeled, one-armed robotic rover, nicknamed Curiosity. An unmanned rocket blasted off with the spacecraft from Cape Canaveral. The journey to Mars will take 8½ months and cover 354 million miles. Continue Reading

UND team wins first place at flying event

October 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UND’s Flying Team won first place in several categories at the Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference held recently by St. Cloud State University.
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NASA: Space Station May be Evacuated by Late November

August 29, 2011 in WDAZ

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Astronauts may need to take the unprecedented step of temporarily abandoning the International Space Station if last week’s Russian launch accident prevents new crews from flying there this fall. Continue Reading