Category: Space

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On This Day In Aviation History: The Space Shuttle Columbia Blasts Off for Catastrophe

16 January 2003, 15:39:00 UTC, T minus Zero: Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Columbia (OV-102) was America’s first space shuttle. This would be her final flight. 81.7 seconds after launch, Columbia was at approximately 66,000 feet (20,100 meters) altitude and 12.5 miles (20.1 kilometers) downrange, accelerating
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Gen. Raymond Sworn in as the First Chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force

The United States Space Force (USSF) is the space operations service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. It is the sixth branch of the U.S. military and the first new armed service since the establishment of the independent U.S. Air Force in 1947. It is organized as a military service branch within the Department of the Air Force, one of the three
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Meet the First Graduates of NASA for Artemis Program

After more than two years of training, the first class of NASA astronaut candidates under the agency’s program to land the first woman and next man on the moon have graduated. The candidates, selected in 2017, graduated Friday morning during a ceremony at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The 13 astronauts will be
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