Aug 12

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NASA Launches Mars Orbiter

An Atlas V rocket roared into space Friday morning, launching a sophisticated NASA probe on its seven-month journey to Mars from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Discovery and its seven astronauts safely landed Tuesday morning at Edwards Air Force Base in California after a two-week mission that involved unexpected repair spacewalks and a visit to the International Space Station.

Jun 30

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The space shuttle Discovery is set to rocket into orbit on July 13, two-and-a-half years after the Columbia disaster claimed the lives of seven astronauts, NASA announced Thursday.

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