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Orange County Register
New soil-moisture-mapping satellite loses an instrument, NASA says, but will carry onLOS ANGELES – A NASA satellite launched just seven months ago has lost the use
New soil-moisture-mapping satellite loses an instrument, NASA says, but will carry on
Orange County Register / Posted 6 hours ago
LOS ANGELES – A NASA satellite launched just seven months ago has lost the use of one of two science instruments, but the space agency said Wednesday that the mission to map global soil moisture will continue. The radar instrument aboard the Soil... Read more
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PhysOrg
New NASA soil moisture satellite loses one science instrumentThis undated image provided by NASA shows NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (
New NASA soil moisture satellite loses one science instrument
PhysOrg / Posted 11 hours ago
This undated image provided by NASA shows NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory mission, launched in January to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed. NASA said Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 that it's... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
New NASA soil moisture satellite loses 1 science instrumentLOS ANGELES (AP) - A NASA satellite launched just seven months ago has lost the
New NASA soil moisture satellite loses 1 science instrument
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 18 hours ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A NASA satellite launched just seven months ago has lost the use of one of two science instruments, but the space agency said Wednesday that the mission to map global soil moisture will continue. The radar instrument aboard the... Read more
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Park Record
New NASA soil moisture satellite loses 1 science instrumentLOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA satellite launched just seven months ago has lost the
New NASA soil moisture satellite loses 1 science instrument
Park Record / Posted 20 hours ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA satellite launched just seven months ago has lost the use of one of two science instruments, but the space agency said Wednesday that the mission to map global soil moisture will continue. The radar instrument aboard the... Read more
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Daily Herald
New NASA soil moisture satellite loses 1 science instrumentLOS ANGELES -- A NASA satellite launched just seven months ago has lost the use
New NASA soil moisture satellite loses 1 science instrument
Daily Herald / Posted 20 hours ago
LOS ANGELES -- A NASA satellite launched just seven months ago has lost the use of one of two science instruments, but the space agency said Wednesday that the mission to map global soil moisture will continue. The radar instrument aboard the Soil... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Pets Saved in Lompoc House FireA Lompoc family is grateful to have all their pets alive after a Wednesday morn
Pets Saved in Lompoc House Fire
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted yesterday
A Lompoc family is grateful to have all their pets alive after a Wednesday morning house fire. Firefighters with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, City of Lompoc, and Vandenberg Air Force Base were called out to the scene at 7:17 a.m. When... Read more
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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Falling Russian satellite creates mystery lights in Hawaii skiesA falling Russian satellite created mysterious lights in the sky seen over Diam
Falling Russian satellite creates mystery lights in Hawaii skies
Honolulu Star-Advertiser / Posted 2 days ago
A falling Russian satellite created mysterious lights in the sky seen over Diamond Head in Waikiki and across the state Sunday night. NASA's Orbital Debris Program Office at the Johnson Space Center and the Joint Space Operations Center at... Read more
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The Space Review
Getting there is still the hardest partIt’s long been easier to build a CubeSat or other small satellite than to launc
Getting there is still the hardest part
The Space Review / Posted 3 days ago
It’s long been easier to build a CubeSat or other small satellite than to launch it. The technology to build smallsats is increasingly available to universities and startup businesses—it isn’t too much of a stretch to say you can build one in a... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Iridium aims to save airlines money with new traffic-tracking satellitesThe dozens of Iridium satellites that orbit the Earth are notable for two thing
Iridium aims to save airlines money with new traffic-tracking satellites
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
The dozens of Iridium satellites that orbit the Earth are notable for two things: the flashes of light they emit when the sun strikes them just so, and the $1.5-billion (U.S.) bankruptcy that followed their launch in the late 1990s. The former... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Legislator Wants 'Better Communication' About Criminal ImmigrantsThe leader of the California State Assembly says that there needs to be "better
Legislator Wants 'Better Communication' About Criminal Immigrants
NBC San Diego / Posted 9 days ago
The leader of the California State Assembly says that there needs to be "better communication" between federal and state officials over undocumented immigrants who have been accused of serious crimes. "The communication has to be there so we are... Read more
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iol.co.za
SA’s success in spaceAPA Delta 2 rocket lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in Feb
SA’s success in space
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
APA Delta 2 rocket lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in February 1999. The launch was the 11th attempt to launch the Air Force research satellite ARGOS with two Nasa-sponsored satellites including South Africas SUNSAT. File... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Legislator Wants 'Better Communication' About Criminal ImmigrantsThe leader of the California State Assembly says that there needs to be "better
Legislator Wants 'Better Communication' About Criminal Immigrants
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 10 days ago
The leader of the California State Assembly says that there needs to be "better communication" between federal and state officials over undocumented immigrants who have been accused of serious crimes. "The communication has to be there so we are... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Virgin Galactic boldly goes into small satellites, telling future astronauts 'you have to wait'The 39-year-old died after inadvertently unlocking the spaceship’s braking mech
Virgin Galactic boldly goes into small satellites, telling future astronauts 'you have to wait'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
The 39-year-old died after inadvertently unlocking the spaceship’s braking mechanism 14 seconds too early, causing catastrophic structural failure, according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The tragedy almost threatened to... Read more
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redOrbit
Send your name to Mars aboard InSight lander!"Our next step in the journey to Mars is another fantastic mission to the surfa
Send your name to Mars aboard InSight lander!
redOrbit / Posted 13 days ago
"Our next step in the journey to Mars is another fantastic mission to the surface," said Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA’s headquarters. "By participating in this opportunity to send your name aboard InSight to the Red Planet, you're... Read more
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iol.co.za
Join the next journey to MarsNASAHI-TECH: Nasas spacecraft specialists guide the parachute cone for installa
Join the next journey to Mars
iol.co.za / Posted 13 days ago
NASAHI-TECH: Nasas spacecraft specialists guide the parachute cone for installation on to Nasas InSight spacecraft. Picture: NASA Cape Town - Fancy doing something a little extra-terrestrial? Here is your chance: Nasa will engrave your name on to a... Read more
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Inquirier.net
US Air Force test-launches unarmed missile from CaliforniaAugust 20th, 2015 10:03 AM In this photo provided by the US Air Force, an unar
US Air Force test-launches unarmed missile from California
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 days ago
August 20th, 2015 10:03 AM In this photo provided by the US Air Force, an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile launches on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. AP VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California—The US Air Force says an... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Air Force test-launches unarmed missile from Californiagallery_thumbnails_show|article-gallery-6452724|article-gallery-6452724|0 gall
Air Force test-launches unarmed missile from California
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 15 days ago
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NBC Bay Area
Air Force Test-Launches Unarmed Missile From CaliforniaVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- The Air Force says an unarmed Minutem
Air Force Test-Launches Unarmed Missile From California
NBC Bay Area / Posted 15 days ago
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- The Air Force says an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile was launched from California in a test of the intercontinental ballistic missile system. The missile blasted off at 3:03 a.m. Wednesday from Vandenberg Air... Read more
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FOX 11 Tucson
Add your name to the next Mars landerThe InSight Mars lander is scheduled to launch next year. Through September 8,
Add your name to the next Mars lander
FOX 11 Tucson / Posted 15 days ago
The InSight Mars lander is scheduled to launch next year. Through September 8, you add your name to the spacecraft. Simply click here, fill out the form, and press send. Your NASA boarding pass to Mars will pop up on the next screen. According to... Read more
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New Kerala
NASA's next mission: Send 'your' name to Mars NASA on Wednesday said Mars enthusiasts around the world could participate in
NASA's next mission: Send 'your' name to Mars
New Kerala / Posted 15 days ago
NASA on Wednesday said Mars enthusiasts around the world could participate in its journey to Mars by adding their names to a silicon microchip headed to the Red Planet aboard NASA's InSight Mars lander,... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Send Your Name to Mars on NASA's Red Planet Mission The fly-your-name opportunity comes with "frequent flier" points. Washington
Send Your Name to Mars on NASA's Red Planet Mission
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 15 days ago
The fly-your-name opportunity comes with "frequent flier" points. Washington DC - infoZine - Mars enthusiasts around the world can participate in NASA's journey to Mars by adding their names to a... Read more
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KTVL Medford
National News Air Force test-launches unarmed missile from CaliforniaAugust 19, 2015 12:47
National News
KTVL Medford / Posted 15 days ago
Air Force test-launches unarmed missile from CaliforniaAugust 19, 2015 12:47 GMT VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- The Air Force says an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile was launched from California in a test of the... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Minuteman III Launches From Vandenberg AFB Wednesday MorningEarly Wednesday morning Vandenberg Air Force Base launched an unarmed Minuteman
Minuteman III Launches From Vandenberg AFB Wednesday Morning
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 15 days ago
Early Wednesday morning Vandenberg Air Force Base launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile during an operational test around 3 a.m. "Minuteman III launches are an incredibly important validation of some of our nation's... Read more
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KOLO 8 Reno
Air Force Test-Launches Unarmed Missile from CaliforniaVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - The Air Force says an unarmed Minutema
Air Force Test-Launches Unarmed Missile from California
KOLO 8 Reno / Posted 15 days ago
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - The Air Force says an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile was launched from California in a test of the intercontinental ballistic missile system. The missile blasted off at 3:03 a.m. Wednesday from Vandenberg Air... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Air Force test-launches unarmed missile from CaliforniaVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The Air Force says an unarmed Minutema
Air Force test-launches unarmed missile from California
The Evening Sun / Posted 15 days ago
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The Air Force says an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile was launched from California in a test of the intercontinental ballistic missile system. The missile blasted off at 3:03 a.m. Wednesday from Vandenberg Air... Read more
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York Daily Record
Air Force test-launches unarmed missile from CaliforniaVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The Air Force says an unarmed Minutema
Air Force test-launches unarmed missile from California
York Daily Record / Posted 15 days ago
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The Air Force says an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile was launched from California in a test of the intercontinental ballistic missile system. The missile blasted off at 3:03 a.m. Wednesday from Vandenberg Air... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Local contractor lands third NASA launchpad contractA construction company in Rockledge has landed yet a third contract for work on
Local contractor lands third NASA launchpad contract
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 17 days ago
A construction company in Rockledge has landed yet a third contract for work on retooling a NASA launchpad to send people to Mars. That means the company, J. P. Donovan Construction, will start hiring more people immediately, said owner J.P.... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Suspicious Device Found at VandenbergA suspicious-looking item was found on the grounds of Vandenberg Air Force Base
Suspicious Device Found at Vandenberg
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 18 days ago
A suspicious-looking item was found on the grounds of Vandenberg Air Force Base Saturday. The California Highway Patrol and Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies were called out to investigate. Civil engineering and security forces members... Read more
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Pacific Coast Business Times
3 months after oil spill, Santa Barbara region recoveringCrowds have returned to Refugio State Beach, which was tainted by an oil spill
3 months after oil spill, Santa Barbara region recovering
Pacific Coast Business Times / Posted 20 days ago
Crowds have returned to Refugio State Beach, which was tainted by an oil spill May 19. Even though Plains All American Pipeline underestimated the extent of the Refugio oil spill, Santa Barbara businesses and residents are feeling less of a sting... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Local Leaders, Environmentalists, and Businesses Push To Ban New Offshore Oil DrillingState Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) joined local leaders, environm
Local Leaders, Environmentalists, and Businesses Push To Ban New Offshore Oil Drilling
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 23 days ago
State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) joined local leaders, environmentalists and businesses to call for an end to new off shore oil drilling. Jackson held a press conference Monday at Shoreline Park in Santa Barbara. Jackson is trying... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Calif. slaying suspect was in US illegally, had numerous brushes with the lawA man who was in the U.S. illegally and charged with raping, torturing and kill
Calif. slaying suspect was in US illegally, had numerous brushes with the law
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 23 days ago
A man who was in the U.S. illegally and charged with raping, torturing and killing a Santa Barbara County, Calif., woman last month had been arrested repeatedly in recent years - and was released from jail just days before the fatal attack,... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Homer D. 'Buzz' HayesHe was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Bowlegs, Oklahoma, the son of Roy and Edith Pearl
Homer D. 'Buzz' Hayes
SaukValley.com / Posted 23 days ago
He was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Bowlegs, Oklahoma, the son of Roy and Edith Pearl Lisle Hayes. He married Ramona Horn on Dec. 28, 1963, in Omaha, Nebraska. She survives. Master Sgt. Homer D. Hayes, U.S. Air Force retired, distinguished himself as a... Read more
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International Business Times
GTA 5: Fort Zancudo military base secrets, myths, mysteries and facts revealed Renowned YouTuber MrBossFTW (aka Ross) reveals the most fascinating secrets, my
GTA 5: Fort Zancudo military base secrets, myths, mysteries and facts revealed
International Business Times / Posted 25 days ago
Renowned YouTuber MrBossFTW (aka Ross) reveals the most fascinating secrets, myths, mysteries and facts concerning the Fort Zancudo military base, in his latest gameplay video for GTA 5. Talking about all uniquely mysterious locations discovered in... Read more
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FOX News
California police chief says 'blood trail' runs from Washington to bedroom of murdered womanA California lawman whose department is investigating the brutal rape and bludg
California police chief says 'blood trail' runs from Washington to bedroom of murdered woman
FOX News / Posted 26 days ago
A California lawman whose department is investigating the brutal rape and bludgeoning death of a 64-year-old Air Force veteran pointed the finger Friday at state and federal policies he said allowed the illegal immigrant suspect to roam the streets... Read more
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FOX News
California sheriff says 'blood trail' runs from Washington to bedroom of murdered womanVictor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, (l.), and Jose Fernando Villagomez, (r.), al
California sheriff says 'blood trail' runs from Washington to bedroom of murdered woman
FOX News / Posted 26 days ago
Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, (l.), and Jose Fernando Villagomez, (r.), allegedly broke into the home of Marilyn Pharis on July 24. (Santa Maria Police Department) A California lawman whose department is investigating the brutal rape and... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Police Investigating Late Night Lompoc ShootingLompoc police are investigating a shooting that occurred late Monday night in t
Police Investigating Late Night Lompoc Shooting
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 29 days ago
Lompoc police are investigating a shooting that occurred late Monday night in the 300 block of East Airport Avenue in Lompoc. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle. That vehicle was spotted by Sheriff's deputies a short time later and a pursuit... Read more
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The Space Review
The engine problemLately, deteriorating US relations with Russia have raised the issue of whether
The engine problem
The Space Review / Posted 30 days ago
Lately, deteriorating US relations with Russia have raised the issue of whether the Atlas V booster should continue to utilize the Russian built RD-180 engine. Similar concerns exist relative to the use of Russian-manufactured engines in the Antares... Read more

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