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Hurricane Joaquin eyed from space station

October 3, 2015

Astronauts on the International Space Station spied powerful Hurricane Joaquin spinning in the Bahamas in a spectacular photo showing the eye of the storm Friday.

OTD…Oct. 3 and STS-51J

October 3, 2015

#OTD in 1985…Atlantis launched on her maiden voyage as a new orbiter joined the shuttle fleet

Photos: Predawn launch of Atlas 5

October 2, 2015

A collection of liftoff photos from the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket flight to deploy the Morelos 3 communications satellite for Mexico.

Recap story: 100 successes and counting for United Launch Alliance

October 2, 2015

The 100th flight by United Launch Alliance took off Friday for deployment of a sophisticated geomobile communications satellite to bridge the digital divide in Mexico while extending the rocket company’s unparalleled record of success in launching $80 billion in space assets.

Charon takes center stage in new batch of New Horizons images

October 2, 2015

With meandering canyons four times as long, and twice as deep, as the Grand Canyon in the American Southwest, the crust of Pluto’s moon Charon may have been shaped by violent eruptions and geology once thought improbable for a small body in the far depths of the solar system, scientists said Thursday.

Photos: Atlas 5 rolls out for launch

October 2, 2015

The Atlas 5 rocket emerges from the Vertical Integration Facility for rollout to Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral in preparation to launch Morelos 3 on Friday at 6:08 a.m. EDT.

Oktoberfest from orbit

October 1, 2015

It turns out the world’s most famous beer festival is visible from space, but even the sharpest-eyed orbiting Earth observatories can’t see the thousands of lederhosen- and dirndl-wearing festival-goers hoisting drinks by the liter at Munich’s¬†Oktoberfest.

Russian resupply vessel blasts off from Kazakhstan

October 1, 2015

A Progress supply craft loaded with 3.1 tons of cargo lifted off Thursday from Kazakhstan, launching on a six-hour pursuit of the International Space Station culminating with a smooth docking to the research lab’s aft port.

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