Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon, who circled moon, dies
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Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon, who circled moon, dies

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon, one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn’t land there, has died, NASA said. He was 88. Richard “Dick” F. Gordon Jr. was a test pilot chosen in NASA’s third group of astronauts in 1963. He flew … Continue reading

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The Latest: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up over Saturn
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The Latest: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up over Saturn

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn (all times local): 7:55 a.m. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is no more: It disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Confirmation of Cassini’s expected demise came about 7:55 a.m. EDT.  That’s when radio signals from … Continue reading

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up in skies over Saturn
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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up in skies over Saturn

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Confirmation of Cassini’s expected demise came about 7:55 a.m. EDT. That’s when radio signals from the spacecraft — its last scientific gifts to Earth … Continue reading

Sax in space: French astronaut delighted with birthday gift
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Sax in space: French astronaut delighted with birthday gift

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — This is one cosmically cool sax — and saxophone player. France’s musical astronaut Thomas Pesquet is enjoying a special birthday present delivered to him up at the International Space Station. The saxophone arrived in a SpaceX cargo ship on Feb. 23, and his crewmates kept it hidden until his 39th … Continue reading

Norfolk State honors Dr. Sandra DeLoatch, Friday, Feb. 24
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Norfolk State honors Dr. Sandra DeLoatch, Friday, Feb. 24

February 17, 2017 To the University Community: Please join me in wishing Dr. Sandra J. DeLoatch well as she retires from Norfolk State University. Over her more than 40 years of dedicated service, she has distinguished herself among her professional peers in the STEM field, at Norfolk State and throughout the community. Dr. DeLoatch has … Continue reading

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad
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SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA’s long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, Feb 19, 2017, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago. It was the first flight from NASA’s legendary Launch Complex 39A since the shuttle program ended almost six … Continue reading

“Hidden Figure” speaks on campus Thursday, Feb. 2 at 12:30
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“Hidden Figure” speaks on campus Thursday, Feb. 2 at 12:30

Dr. Christine Darden, one of NASA’s “Hidden Figures” as highlighted in the recent movie, will speak in the Student Center, room 149, on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 12:30 p.m. The presentation, discussion and book signing is sponsored by the College of Science, Engineering and Technology and the Norfolk State University Black History Month Committee. Dr. … Continue reading

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School’s new antenna pings weather satellites for public use

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s Hampton Roads region now has one of the most advanced weather monitoring systems in the country. Hampton University says it has installed a “direct broadcast antenna” that connects with weather satellites owned by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The school says the antenna will rival most weather … Continue reading