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By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 24th, 2019
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NASA names Mars rock after Rolling Stones, Robert Downey Jr says it’s a ‘good thing’

For decades, the music of The Rolling Stones has had a global reach here on Earth. Now, the band’s influence extends all the way to Mars. The team behind NASA’s InSight lander has named a Martian rock More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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India set to land on the moon, Chandrayaan-2 entered the orbit, ‘an important step in the landmark journey’

India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, moving closer to reaching the surface and becoming the first to land on the south pole. Chandrayaan-2, which means “moon vehicle” More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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Science Channel moves forward with ‘Homemade Astronauts’ a show on DIY rocketeers

Silicon Valley billionaires need not apply. A group of colorful DIY rocketeers are taking their own path to space. A new Science Channel series, HOMEMADE ASTRONAUTS (WT), now in production, will follow three self-financed More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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1965: Gus Grissom and ‘Gemini 3’ really Launched NASA’s Space Program

Astronauts Young and Grissom walk up the ramp leading to the elevator that will carry them to the spacecraft for the first manned Gemini mission. They wear Gemini G3C intravehicular suits. March 23, 1965 Major Virgil More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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‘First Man’ highlights the feat of reaching the moon, overcoming tragedy

For most fans of historical space films, The Right Stuff and Apollo 13 rest in their own special category. Film critics will push audiences to believe that First Man belongs in an elite group, something spectacular More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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NASA launches satellite to ‘measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches with unprecedented accuracy’

NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches with unprecedented More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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NASA, Russia’s Roscosos speak out about International Space Station’s pressure leak

The following is a joint statement from NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos about the investigation into a pressure leak on the International Space Station Aug. 29-30: “NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 31st, 2018
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Neil Armstrong biopic ‘First Man’ omits the planting of the American flag on the moon, creating a backlash

The highly anticipated Neil Armstrong, First Man, debuted at the Venice Film Festival and quickly prompted controversy as reports stated that the film omits the erecting of the American flag on the moon. Twitter More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 10th, 2018
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Discovery Channel’s NASA documentary heads to theaters for screenings on September 29 and October 3

In celebration of NASA’s 60th anniversary, Fathom Events is bringing the new Discovery Channel documentary “Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow” to movie theaters nationwide with two special cinematic More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
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Meteor explodes over Russia

A meteoroid exploded over the city of Lipetsk in western Russia last week without warning, lighting up the summer sky with a bright flash. While some enjoyed the light show, others are worried that we didn’t see More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Oklahoma Rep Jim Bridenstine confirmed as new NASA chief

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., as NASA administrator, despite objections from Democrats that he lacks the scientific and management expertise to lead the space agency. Bridenstine’s More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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‘The Planets and Beyond’ season 2 with Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino premieres to the Science Channel March 20

Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino is back to serve as our tour guide through the universe in the new season of THE PLANETS AND BEYOND, debuting Tuesday, March 20th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Science Channel. Each of More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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CNN warns that government shutdown could result in NASA not warning of destructive asteroids hitting the earth

While the debate over the government shutdown continues to be misguided, fueling more immigration talks and none on spending, CNN offered up their own concern: NASA’s asteroid monitoring service. Yes, the More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Bright light and thunder over Michigan blamed on a rare meteor

Experts blame a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan on a meteor. Check out a video of the incident below. The American Meteor Society says it received hundreds of reports of a fireball More...

By Guest Author On Monday, October 30th, 2017
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The Challenger Disaster: What Went Wrong?

The Space Shuttle Challenger on its STS-51L mission was launched for the first time on January 28, 1986, from pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. The families of the astronauts were there, many More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
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From Space Exploration to Securing West Africa’s Food Supply: NASA Makes a Meaningful Difference

NASA’s space exploration projects have allowed scientists to learn about what exists beyond Earth, and have arguably helped inspire schoolchildren everywhere to don space suits and become astronauts after More...

By Zach Jones On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
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Science Channel confirms ‘Secret Space Escapes’ to air in November

What’s it like to leave earth to explore the unknown? How does it feel to be in space? What happens when you’re in space and something goes terribly wrong? Science Channel’s SECRET SPACE ESCAPES reveals terrifying More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Nat Geo set to air ‘Mission Pluto’ in July, just ahead of Dwarf Planet flyby

National Geographic Channel (NGC) joins top scientists at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in conjunction with NASA on a historic mission to the edge of our solar system with the goal of capturing the More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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Science Channel sets 3 exciting shows to honor 25th anniversary of Hubble Telescope

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has opened our eyes to the infinite universe, showing us wonders we never knew existed. Far from an ordinary telescope, the Hubble is our eye in the sky, orbiting Earth from More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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Big Bang ‘evidence’ proven wrong as scientists disgraced

A year after the break through discovery, proving the “Big Bang,” astronomers have now retracted their claims and admitted that the findings were not proof of the Big Bang after all. In a recent statement, More...


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