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November 01, 2010

Discovery 'Go' For Wednesday Launch

MMT Says Spacecraft Is Ready To Fly Its Final Mission

The Space Shuttle Program Mission Management Team voted unanimously to proceed toward Discovery's targeted liftoff at 1552 ET Wednesday. The launch was originally scheduled for Monday, but a leak in a critical system had to be repaired before the shuttle was cleared for launch.

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NASA Employees Played Key Role In Chilean Miner Rescue

Recognized By President Obama And Administrator Bolden For Their Efforts

NASA usually goes the other way ... that is to say ... up. But when 33 miners were trapped nearly a half mile below the surface of the earth, a team of the space agency's employees was called on to assist in the rescue.

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Aero-TV: Jump Takeoff Gyros -- Dick Degraw's Homemade Masterpieces

Gyros That Jump... Who'da Thunk It?

Dick Degraw is an aircraft builder whose creations attract serious onlookers. Not many self-taught engineers and machinists branch out from racing and servicing motorcycles to building and flying their own deep-intermeshed, twin rotor helicopters, but that's just one of Dick's novel creations. "Gyrhino," his scratch-built vertical takeoff gyroplane, has a transparent fuselage for ease of inspection, but that also puts everything he's built for the machine in clear view.

NASA's Trapped Mars Rover Still Contributing To The Mission

Spirit Finds Evidence of Subsurface Water

The ground where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit became stuck last year holds evidence that water, perhaps as snow melt, trickled into the subsurface fairly recently and on a continuing basis.

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Two NASA Spacecraft Begin New Exploration Assignments

Satellites Have Completed Original Missions, On To New Tasks

Two NASA spacecraft have been assigned a new mission after successfully completing their original science objectives earlier this year.

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