NC State sending crafted coin to space aboard Orion craft
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:57am.

A titanium alloy coin that North Carolina State University engineers assembled from a 3-D printer is flying into space. The coin displaying the NC State Bell Tower is slated to be aboard an unmanned test flight of the Orion spacecraft launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today.

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Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:44pm.

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.

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Local man inducted in the Astronaut Hall of Fame
Submitted by Jayne Dees on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 4:16pm.

video Curtis Brown from Bladen County was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame over the weekend.

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First female shuttle pilot to discuss lessons from Columbia disaster
Submitted by Jayne Dees on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 3:57pm.

video The first female space shuttle pilot and commander will speak about her experiences with NASA, and lessons learned in times of disaster.

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Charlotte museum to get space shuttle equipment
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 1:50pm.

The Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte will get pieces of NASA's space shuttle program for its permanent exhibit.

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Bladen Co. native to be enshrined in Astronaut Hall of Fame
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 1:21pm.

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.

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Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dies
Submitted by WWAY on Sat, 08/25/2012 - 5:35pm.

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.

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1st man on the moon Neil Armstrong dies
Submitted by WWAY on Sat, 08/25/2012 - 4:24pm.

The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he has died at age 82.

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Cape Fear native to be honored for heroic actions during Apollo 1 tragedy
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 10:45pm.

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.

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NASA launches suborbital rockets from Virginia
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 7:51am.

After several delays, NASA has launched five rockets from Virginia that are part of a study of the upper level jet stream.

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