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October 01, 2010

NASA Awards Space Shuttle Main Engine Contract Modification

External Tank Production Ends At NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

NASA has signed a $60.3 million contract modification to space shuttle main engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Inc. of Canoga Park, CA, to provide continued space shuttle main engine prelaunch, launch and landing support from October 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011.

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First Potentially Habitable Exoplanet Found By NASA And NSF-Funded Research

Observations Show Planet In Its Host Star's 'Habitable Zone'

A team of planet hunters from the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington has announced the discovery of a planet with three times the mass of Earth orbiting a nearby star at a distance that places it squarely in the middle of the star's "habitable zone."

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