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Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

NASA astronaut Robert Crippen (C, first row), the Space Shuttle Challenger crew commander, pose in January 1983 in Johnson Space Center, Houston, with his crewmembers, Astronauts Frederick Hauck (R), Shuttle pilot, Sally Ride (L),  John Fabian and Norman Thagard, mission specialists. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Sally Ride, First American Woman To Go To Space, Dies At 61

Sally Ride, the first American woman to go to space, died Monday at the age of 61.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/23/2012

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Fan Wins Trip To Space At Comic-Con

CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” is giving one lucky fan an out-of-this-world experience.

07/13/2012

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Hubble Telescope Spies Fifth Moon Around Pluto

There’s something lurking around distant and icy dwarf planet Pluto: a fifth moon.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/11/2012

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Asteroid Hunters Want To Launch Private Telescope

Who will protect us from a killer asteroid? A team of ex-NASA astronauts and scientists thinks it’s up to them.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/28/2012

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NASA To Examine Dragon Capsule At SpaceX’s Hawthorne Headquarters

NASA will visit SpaceX Thursday to take an up-close look at one of the company’s private dragon capsules.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/14/2012

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NASA Launches X-Ray Telescope Over Pacific Ocean

NASA has a new X-ray eye in the sky. The space agency’s latest X-ray telescope was boosted into orbit Wednesday to begin a two-year mission to search for black holes and other hard-to-see celestial objects.

06/13/2012

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Prepped For Return To Earth

Space station astronauts readied the world’s first commercial supply ship Wednesday for its early morning return to Earth just like NASA’s old-time capsules.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/30/2012

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SpaceX Rocket Docks At International Space Station

The world’s first private supply ship successfully docked at the International Space Station Friday morning.

05/25/2012

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Closing Arguments Begin In Trial Of Ex-NASA Worker Allegedly Fired Over Intelligent Design

Trial is winding down for a former NASA-affiliated computer specialist who alleges he was fired because of his belief in intelligent design.

04/16/2012

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Ex-NASA Mission Specialist Alleges JPL Fired Him For Promoting Intelligent Design

Opening statements are expected to begin in a lawsuit by a former NASA mission specialist who claims he was fired for his beliefs in intelligent design.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2012

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Earth Still Awaits Effects Of Large Solar Storm

The largest solar storm in five years was due to arrive on Earth early Thursday, promising to shake the globe’s magnetic field while expanding the Northern Lights.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/08/2012

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Romanian Indicted For Hacking Into NASA Computers At JPL

A Romanian citizen has been indicted on federal charges of hacking into NASA computers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, causing more than $500,000 in damage.

02/08/2012

A Delta II heavy launch vehicle lifts off on September 10, 2011 with NASA's GRAIL mission to the moon from launch pad 17B at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

2nd NASA Probe En Route To Moon On New Year’s Day

For the NASA team tasked with the latest lunar mission, New Year’s Day seems like Groundhog Day.

01/01/2012

A Delta II heavy launch vehicle lifts off on September 10, 2011 with NASA's GRAIL mission to the moon from launch pad 17B at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Moon Countdown: NASA Probe Enters Lunar Orbit

A NASA spacecraft has successfully slipped into orbit around the moon.

12/31/2011

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