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Next Launch AsiaSat-6 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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26 Aug 14 5:50:00 GMT
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On @ The 90: Build the Enterprise—Seriously?

So, the United States can’t even get astronauts into low-Earth orbit, and there is a petition to have the U.S. build a starship? Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Jason Rhian

The United States has barely regained the ability to send unmanned cargo to the International Space Station via SpaceX’s Dragon capsule and a petition has [...]

Dawn's Vesta Departure Delayed

The Dawn spacecraft, which is currently orbiting the large asteroid Vesta, has had issues with its reaction wheel crop up. This will cause its departure from the tiny world to be delayed. Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech/UCLA/McREL

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will be staying at the large asteroid Vesta a little longer than originally planned. [...]

‘Captain Kirk’ And ‘Wesley Crusher’ Narrate NASA Curiosity Rover Video

Video Courtesy of NASA

On Aug. 6 at 1:31 a.m. EDT NASA will have its Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity “beam down” to the Martian surface (albeit without the use of a nifty matter transporter device). To mark this historic, and dramatic, event none other than William Shatner and Wil Wheaton [...]

Set Phasers to Smash: Shuttle Enterprise Damaged In Transit

A close up shows the damage to Enterprise's wing. Photo Credit: Dennis Jenkins via collectSPACE.com

It’s often said that when traveling, how you get where you’re going is more important more than where you end up. For the space shuttle Enterprise, its journey to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York [...]

NASA Dawn’s Star Trek Adventure at Vesta

The Starship Enterprise of television and movie fame is the fictional analog to the real life NASA Dawn spacecraft in orbit around the protoplanet Vesta and about to head for Ceres.

In the classic television series “Star Trek” the star ship Enterprise powered by blue light beams, speeds from planet to planet orbiting different [...]