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NASA aiming for moon again, this time from Va.

September 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust. The robotic spacecraft LADEE will fly to the moon by way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Continue Reading

August Moon Festival planned at Prehistoric Indian Village

July 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village and the Dakota Discovery Museum, both of Mitchell, are conducting a joint fundraiser that includes a chance to win a Disney vacation. Continue Reading

‘Ring of fire’ eclipse will block out sun in SD

May 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

For the first time in nearly 20 years, a unique eclipse will be in the sky Sunday night and South Dakotans can catch a peek.
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Gingrich says critics don’t understand power of space exploration

January 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich says critics of his call to ramp up U.S. space exploration don’t understand the power of science, technology and entrepreneurship to change the future. Continue Reading

NASA questions Apollo 13 commander’s sale of list

January 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Checklist from doomed mission sold for more than $388,000NASA is questioning whether Apollo 13 commander James Lovell has the right to sell a 70-page checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations that were crucial in guiding the damaged spacecraft back to Earth. Continue Reading

Twin probes to circle moon to study gravity field

December 27, 2011 in The Daily Republic

LOS ANGELES (AP) The moon has come a long way since Galileo first peered at it through a telescope. Unmanned probes have circled around it and landed on its surface. Twelve American astronauts have walked on it. And lunar rocks and soil have been hauled back from it.
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SD Air and Space Museum to get lunar sample

September 16, 2011 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) The South Dakota Air and Space Museum is getting its own moon rock.
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Astronauts’ tracks, trash seen in new moon photos

September 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A robotic spaceship circling the moon has snapped the sharpest photos ever of the tracks and trash left by Apollo astronauts in visits from 1969 to 1972. Continue Reading

NASA launching twin moon probes to measure gravity

September 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Four decades after landing men on the moon, NASA is returning to Earth’s orbiting companion, this time with a set of robotic twins that will measure lunar gravity while chasing one another in circles. Continue Reading

BIG SPLAT? New two-moon theory not Earth lunacy to some astronomers

August 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The astronomers came up with this scenario to explain why the moon’s far side is so much more hilly than the one that is always facing Earth. The theory, outlined in a research paper published today in the journal Nature, comes complete with computer model runs showing how it would happen and an illustration that looks like the bigger moon getting a pie in the face. Continue Reading