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November 12, 2008

NASA Eyes Cold Front Ahead Of Friday's STS-126 Launch

Rain, Clouds May Postpone Mission To ISS

The countdown clock is ticking towards Friday's scheduled launch of the space shuttle Endeavour... but an approaching weather system may dash hopes of an on-time liftoff.

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Civil Air Patrol Member To Pilot Endeavour On STS-126

Eric Boe First Flew C172s As A CAP Cadet

Civil Air Patrol Senior Member and Air Force Colonel Eric Boe will soon achieve what many dream of and few accomplish -- the chance to travel into space. An astronaut with NASA, he will pilot the Space Shuttle Endeavour for mission STS-126, his first voyage into space.

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Orbital Ships NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory Satellite To Vandenberg

Satellite To Provide Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Data

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced this week it has shipped the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) satellite to its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California.

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NASA To Test Motor For Orion Crew Capsule's Launch Abort System

It's Gonna Get Loud Near Promontory, UT Next Thursday

NASA and ATK will conduct the first full-scale test fire of the motor for a new launch abort system at 1 pm MST, November 20, at the ATK Launch Systems facility in Promontory, UT. The launch abort system will increase crew safety for NASA's Constellation Program, which is building the next-generation spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station by 2015 and the moon by 2020.

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NASA Space Exploration Exhibit Coming To Florida Theme Park

No... Not THAT Florida Theme Park...

America's plans for opening the space frontier, including new exploration of Earth's moon and future voyages beyond, are featured in an interactive exhibit that will be open to the public in Sunrise, FL November 12-14.

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Bontrager Joins Space Florida As VP Spaceport Operations

Will Help Develop LC-36 For Commercial Ops

Space Florida announced Monday the recent appointment of Mark Bontrager as vice president of spaceport operations for the growing aerospace economic development organization.

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