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How To See This Weekend’s Meteor Shower
Looking for something to do this weekend that won't cost you a dollar?  Stay up late Friday night and check out the stars.  I'm not trying to be a cheeseball, but this weekend is the Orionid meteor shower and it peaks on Friday and Saturday mornings.
NASA Satellite Returns to Earth – Somewhere
NASA scientists say that dead satellite returned to earth overnight somewhere over the Pacific, but with a 500 mile area where it could have fallen they're not sure exactly where it fell.  Most of it could have fallen into the ocean.  Some of it could have reached land.
NASA’s Plan to Send Humans into Low Orbit Saves Hundreds of Jobs
With the space shuttle program having come to an end, NASA has quickly revealed its next plan for returning to space.  NASA will work with one of its longtime commercial partners and a European aerospace company to develop a new rocket that will launch humans into low Earth orbit from the Kennedy Sp…
2nd Last Space Shuttle Flight – Dale’s Daily Data
The space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled for its final mission into space this morning before it’s retired leaving just one more mission for the shuttle program this summer.  After more than 30 years it’ll bring an end to a fleet of spacecraft that have been call…
Everyday Items Invented By NASA – Dale’s Daily Data
It was more than 50 years ago when Alan Sheppard became the first American to fly into space.  Since then 12 men have walked on the moon.  More than 500 people from 39 countries including 55 women have flown in space.  But what has space exploration done to improve things here on eart…
How They Built The International Space Station
Rome wasn't built in a day and neither was the International Space Station. Big thanks to WYRK listener Tom Garwol of Williamsville for providing the link to this very cool video of the construction of the International Space Station.  You can check it out by clicking right here...
Dale’s Daily Data: Shuttle Columbia Disaster
It was just last week we remembered the crew of the space shuttle Challenger who were killed in 1986 when the fuel tank exploded a minute after launch.  Today is the 8th anniversary of the break-up of the space shuttle Columbia as the crew was preparing to land.
The two week mission for the Columbia …