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  • Photos: 24 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

    Photos: 24 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:25:25 GMT
    It was 24 years ago that the Hubble Space Telescope blasted into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Here's a look back at some of the most impressive views the telescope has provided.
    It was 24 years ago that the Hubble Space Telescope blasted into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Here's a look back at some of the most impressive views the telescope has provided.
  • NASA launches probe to study Martian atmosphere

    NASA launches probe to study Martian atmosphere

    Monday, November 18 2013 2:49 PM EST2013-11-18 19:49:49 GMT
    A robotic probe blasted off from Florida on Monday, starting a 10-month journey to the red planet. NASA is hoping the MAVEN spacecraft will help answer questions about why Mars is such a desolate planet.
    A robotic probe blasted off from Florida on Monday, starting a 10-month journey to the red planet. NASA is hoping the MAVEN spacecraft will help answer questions about why Mars is such a cold and desolate planet.
  • Atlantis launches again -- as museum display

    Atlantis launches again -- as museum display

    Thursday, June 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-06-27 18:27:12 GMT
    We'll never see a space shuttle launch again. But now, at Kennedy Space Center, there's a new way to see space shuttle Atlantis as you've never seen it before.
    We'll never see a space shuttle launch again. But now, at Kennedy Space Center, there's a new way to see space shuttle Atlantis as you've never seen it before.
  • Test launch for private space station supplier

    Test launch for private space station supplier

    Monday, April 22 2013 11:43 AM EDT2013-04-22 15:43:20 GMT
    A company contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station successfully launched a rocket from the Virginia coast in a test of its ability to send a cargo ship aloft.
    A company contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station successfully launched a rocket from the Virginia coast in a test of its ability to send a cargo ship aloft.
  • Space shuttle Atlantis: Inside and up close

    Space shuttle Atlantis: Inside and up close

    Friday, February 1 2013 10:09 AM EST2013-02-01 15:09:40 GMT
    Space shuttle Atlantis is nearing its transition to a retired shuttle orbiter, prepped for display at Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex. Here's a look inside the famous spacecraft.
    Space shuttle Atlantis is nearing its transition to a retired shuttle orbiter, prepped for display at Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex. Here's a look inside the famous spacecraft.
  • 'Black Marble' views of Earth

    'Black Marble' views of Earth

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 2:55 PM EST2012-12-05 19:55:44 GMT
    We often think of Earth as a 'blue marble' floating in the vacuum of space, but a new series of images released by NASA show it as a 'black marble' -- with the outlines of cities aglow at nighttime.
    We often think of Earth as a 'blue marble' floating in the vacuum of space, but a new series of images released by NASA show it as a 'black marble' -- with the outlines of cities aglow at nighttime.
  • Away it goes: Endeavour takes flight

    Away it goes: Endeavour takes flight

    Wednesday, September 19 2012 2:13 PM EDT2012-09-19 18:13:45 GMT
    Shuttle Endeavour soared into the Florida sky for the last time early Wednesday, but it wasn't on a mission into space. NASA's youngest orbiter is instead on a cross-country ferry ride that will end at a California museum.
    Space shuttle Endeavour soared into the Florida sky for the last time early Wednesday, but it wasn't on a mission into space. NASA's youngest orbiter is instead on a cross-country ferry ride that will end at a California museum.
  • Martian probe blasts off from Florida

    Martian probe blasts off from Florida

    NASA offered a spectacular reminder that the space program is alive and well Saturday, with the brilliant blastoff of an ambitious Martian probe.
    NASA offered a spectacular reminder that the space program is alive and well Saturday, with the brilliant blastoff of an ambitious Martian probe.
  • Space shuttle Atlantis blasts into history

    Space shuttle Atlantis blasts into history

    Space shuttle Atlantis found a hole in the clouds and launched into history on Friday, dazzling hundreds of thousands of spectators who mobbed Florida's coast to see the program's final flight.
    Space shuttle Atlantis found a hole in the clouds and launched into history on Friday, dazzling hundreds of thousands of spectators who mobbed Florida's coast to see the program's final flight.
  • Space shuttle Endeavour launches for final time

    Space shuttle Endeavour launches for final time

    Space shuttle Endeavour soared into the sky for the last time Monday morning, delighting a crowd of hundreds of thousands of spectators as it created a bright but brief second sunrise.
    Space shuttle Endeavour soared into the sky for the last time Monday morning, delighting a crowd of hundreds of thousands of spectators as it created a bright but brief second sunrise.
  • Final launch for space shuttle Discovery

    Final launch for space shuttle Discovery

    Space shuttle Discovery shook off months of delays and even a last-second glitch with a spectacular launch – a bittersweet moment for NASA as its most experienced spacecraft blasted into orbit for the last time.
    Space shuttle Discovery shook off months of delays and even a last-second glitch with a spectacular launch – a bittersweet moment for NASA as its most experienced spacecraft blasted into orbit for the last time.
  • Shuttle Discovery makes final trip to launch pad

    Shuttle Discovery makes final trip to launch pad

    Space shuttle Discovery's last trip to space started Monday the same way that the previous 38 did -- with a 1-mile-per-hour crawl from NASA's giant assembly building to her seaside launch pad.
    Space shuttle Discovery's last trip to space started Monday the same way that the previous 38 did -- with a 1-mile-per-hour crawl from NASA's giant assembly building to her seaside launch pad.
  • Space shuttle Discovery lands for final time

    Space shuttle Discovery lands for final time

    Space shuttle Discovery touched down at the Kennedy Space Center for the final time today, ending its career as the most-traveled spacecraft in history.
    Space shuttle Discovery touched down at the Kennedy Space Center for the final time today, ending its career as the most-traveled spacecraft in history.
  • 'Final' launch for space shuttle Atlantis

    'Final' launch for space shuttle Atlantis

    Space shuttle Atlantis blasted her way through partly cloudy Florida skies Friday afternoon, marking the beginning of the end for the shuttle program.
    Space shuttle Atlantis blasted her way through partly cloudy Florida skies Friday afternoon, marking the beginning of the end for the shuttle program.
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    Ares I-X rollout and launch

    Ares I-X rollout and launch

    NASA's Ares I-X test rocket rolls out to the launch pad on October 20, 2009, then launches just over a week later.
    NASA's Ares I-X test rocket rolls out to the launch pad on October 20, 2009, then launches just over a week later.
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