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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

NASA Completes LADEE Mission With Planned Impact On Moon's Surface

Was Likely Traveling About 3,600 Miles Per Hour On Impact

Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 2130 and 2222 PDT Thursday, April 17.

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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Gone West: NASA Engineer John C. Houbolt

'Unsung Hero' Of The Apollo Program Dies At Age 95

"In the space race of the 1950s and '60s, the leading voices were rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and ... another guy. Household names included Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard and ... oh, you know, the fellow who pushed the idea of a separate crew capsule and lunar lander. America wouldn't have won the race, the Eagle wouldn't have landed in 1969 and the Apollo 13 crew would never have survived if it weren't for an engineer from [the] NASA Langley Research Center. John C. Houbolt."

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Europe's 5th ATV Is Loaded With Cargo For Its Launch By Arianespace

Launch Of Georges Lemaître Will Be The Last Of The ATV Series

Cargo loading has commenced in French Guiana for the fifth – and final – European Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), which is being prepared for a 2014 launch from the Spaceport on Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 servicing mission to the International Space Station.

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