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Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

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A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station has exploded moments after liftoff. Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned rocket blew up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Virginia, just six seconds after liftoff. Full story...
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Local man inducted in the Astronaut Hall of Fame

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video Curtis Brown from Bladen County was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame over the weekend. Full story...
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First female shuttle pilot to discuss lessons from Columbia disaster

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video The first female space shuttle pilot and commander will speak about her experiences with NASA, and lessons learned in times of disaster. Full story...
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Charlotte museum to get space shuttle equipment

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The Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte will get pieces of NASA's space shuttle program for its permanent exhibit. Full story...
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Bladen Co. native to be enshrined in Astronaut Hall of Fame

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video A Bladen County native will be inducted this spring into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. Curtis Brown of Elizabethtown is one of three astronauts who will be enshrined during a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Full story...
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Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dies

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Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who became first to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11, has died. He was 82 years old. Armstrong had heart surgery several weeks ago, and a statement from his family said he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. Full story...
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1st man on the moon Neil Armstrong dies

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The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he has died at age 82. Full story...
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Cape Fear native to be honored for heroic actions during Apollo 1 tragedy

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video The Apollo 1 tragedy is a moment in American history that many will not soon forget. Cape Fear native Stephen Clemmons was working as an aircraft technician on the mission that day. Clemmons recalls January 27, 1967, as the worst day of his life. Full story...
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NASA launches suborbital rockets from Virginia

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After several delays, NASA has launched five rockets from Virginia that are part of a study of the upper level jet stream. Full story...
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NASA reschedules Virginia suborbital rocket launches

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Bad weather has prompted NASA to reschedule the launch of five rockets from its Wallops Facility in Virginia. The rockets are part of a study of the upper-level jet stream. Full story...
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NASA experiment may be visible in the Cape Fear

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Skywatchers in Wilmington and along the East Coast may be able to see a NASA experiment that will launch a series of rockets to learn more about the little-understood jet stream winds that circle the Earth at the edge of space. Full story...
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NASA finds planet that's just about right for life

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NASA has found a new planet outside our solar system that's eerily similar to Earth in key aspects. Full story...
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Statesville man's song could ride shuttle

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A Statesville man's tune could be played as the wakeup call for the Space Shuttle Endeavour crew. Full story...
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Astronaut lands in Bladen County hometown

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A hometown hero returned to Bladen County. Retired NASA astronaut Curtis Brown was escorted by police into downtown Elizabethtown. Full story...
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