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September 25, 2008

NASA Postpones Hubble Mission Thanks To Ike

Two Remaining Shuttle Flights Bumped Four Days Apiece

NASA conceded Wednesday that delays related to Hurricane Ike will push back the next mission of the shuttle Atlantis by four days. The agency's first launch opportunity for the repair and upgrade mission to the Hubble space telescope is now set for 2210 Eastern time on October 14.

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Reports: China Launches Its Third Manned Space Mission

We Think It's For Real This Time

China has successfully launched its third manned spaceflight, sending three taikonauts onboard the Shenzhou 7 into orbit in a dramatic nighttime launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the desert of northwest China's Gansu province.

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Commentator Blasts Need For NASA In Editorial

Calls Space Agency A "Luxury We Can No Longer Afford"

Is anyone at NASA is reading this right now, don't let Michael Griffin read Dave Gibson's latest comments in The American Chronicle. It would ruin Michael's day.

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World's First Hypersonic Hydrocarbon-Fueled Scramjet Closer To First Flight

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Says Recent Ground Tests Simulated Mach 5 Conditions

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne says it is a step closer to flight testing the world's first hypersonic hydrocarbon-fueled and -cooled scramjet engine. The X-51A Scramjet Engine Demonstrator-WaveRider (SED-WR) successfully demonstrated key flight clearance objectives in recent ground tests simulating Mach 5 flight conditions.

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