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Wed Jan 04 07:01:07 EST 2017 | AL.Com
NASA gave Boeing and SpaceX orders Tuesday for four more crew flights each to the International Space Station. The missions are part of $6.8 billion in contracts already awarded the companies in 2014, and the Boeing award is good news for Alabama. Huntsville Boeing employees are working on the company's crew capsule, and Decatur United Launch Alliance workers will build the Atlas V rocket it will ride to space. Neither capsule will be ready to fly before 2018, according to the latest r..

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NASA gave Boeing and SpaceX orders Tuesday for four more crew flights each to the International Space Station. The missions are part of $6.8 billion in contracts already ..
NASA on Wednesday awarded four more contracts each to SpaceX and Boeing for crewed flights to the International Space Station (ISS). The contracts, announced under the space agency..
NASA has bestowed four more contracts each to SpaceX and Boeing for ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station in 2018. The new crew rotation missions to the priva..
NASA’s next low-cost planetary missions will attempt to unravel the mysteries of some seriously bizarre asteroids. The space agency has selected projects called Lucy and Psych..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX says it plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pa..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pad in Sep..
The had a few glitches last year. There was an explosion on the launch pad and a few launch date delays but it looks like SpaceX's 2017 and 2018 are going to be busy. That is becau..
On the eve of the wide release of the Black female space scientists film “Hidden Figures” on Jan. 6, NASA revealed it is gearing up to add the first Black crew member to the I..
SpaceX plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pad in September. The Hawthor..
Smoke rises from a SpaceX launch site Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA said SpaceX were conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when a blast occurred. ..
NASA has recently awarded four more contracts each to SpaceX and Boeing to ferry its astronauts to the International Space Station in 2018. This brings the total number of mis..
In Black Girl Magic news, the first African-American to call the International Space Station home, woman or man, will be astronaut Jeanette Epps. In a press release from NASA, it w..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX says it plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pa..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX says it plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pa..
LOS ANGELES –  SpaceX plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pad in Se..
With a new year and a new president on the way, NASA is scheduled to have a big year ahead of it in 2017 with the potential for a major shift in the program’s operations that could..
The International Space Station is getting on in years, and at some point in the next decade we’re going to learn the date of its shutdown. But what comes next? A new company ..
It will likely take over a decade for SpaceX to launch a manned mission to Mars but before those first history-making human colonists arrive, Elon Musk’s company&nbs..
Donald Trump has only hinted at the future of NASA. But his campaign suggestions - more deep space exploration, less Earth science - seem to bode well for Alabama and for Marshall ..
After an exhaustive investigation, SpaceX engineers have identified the most likely cause of the spectacular explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket during a pre-launch test Sept. 1 that de..
You know a meme has truly made it when it makes it to outer space. The crew on board the International Space Station (ISS) recently shared their shot at the Mannequin Challenge on ..
The news comes following an in-depth investigation into the explosion of a rocket from SpaceX's September mission. The company said in a statement Monday the botched launch was due..
The young girl who was killed in what investigators believe to be an accidental shooting at a New Year's party in Limestone County has been identified as a Huntsville resident. Reg..
NASA Missions to Explore Asteroids
-The Wall Street Journal
NASA officials set their sights on asteroids Wednesday, announcing plans to launch two $500 million interplanetary probes targeted at these relics from the creation of the solar sy..
NASA Missions to Explore Asteroids
-The Wall Street Journal
NASA announced on Wednesday two discovery missions it plans to launch in 2021 and 2023. Lucy, the first mission, will explore Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, while the second, called P..
A Decatur woman charged with the murder of her husband has been ruled competent to stand trial. WAAY-TV reports a mental evaluation of 44-year-old Michelle Owens was conducted..
LEESBURG, VA (WUSA9) - The Satellite Network Operations Center at Iridium is rehearsing for a new satellite to be launched on a SpaceX rocket that will start replacing an aging com..
LEESBURG, VA (WUSA9) - The Satellite Network Operations Center at Iridium is rehearsing for a new satellite to be launched on a SpaceX rocket that will start replacing an aging com..
Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) reported Thursday morning that it delivered a total of 748 commercial jets in 2016, slightly above its delivery target of 740 to 745 commercial planes. Boeing..
NASA's next low-cost planetary missions will attempt to unravel the mysteries of some seriously bizarre asteroids. The space agency has selected projects called Lucy and Psych..
(Left) An artist's conception of the Lucy spacecraft flying by the Trojan Eurybates - one of the six diverse and scientifically important Trojans to be studied. Trojans are fossils..
This morning, NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough will take a stroll outside of the International Space Station to help upgrade the orbiting lab’s power systems. Spec..
NASA has released a daring new concept for a building that could someday house astronauts on Mars, as the space agency continues push toward its goal of sending humans to the red p..
Formerly, NASA had the monopoly of driving America's space exploration efforts, but a lot has changed in the past 15 years with a slew of private entities according to Buzz Aldrin ..
SpaceX, the commercial space transport company started by billionaire Elon Musk, has had its fair share of ups and downs this year. After successfully launching and landing its Fal..