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Space Shuttle Enterprise Completes Journey to New York Museum [VIDEO]

Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives at Intrepid Museum (YouTube)

The Enterprise has gone where no space shuttle has gone before, it landed this week on an aircraft carrier in New York.

The original orbiter is now on display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum floating aboard the retir

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Venus Passes in Front of Sun (Ian Waldie/Getty)
Venus Passes in Front of Sun (Ian Waldie/Getty)
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Venus Transit Viewing Available at Local Venues

Have you ever watched Venus pass in front of the sun?

The Venus transit occurs this afternoon and several venues in the area are having viewing parties.

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule on Falcon 9 rocket (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
SpaceX Dragon Capsule on Falcon 9 rocket (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Splashes Down in the Pacific Ocean

Do you remember the Apollo missions?

Walter Cronkite hosting the coverage on CBS TV, they'd spot the orange and white parachutes carrying the space capsule floating to a spashdown in the ocean and they would hoist the ship on to the awaiting ship.

Reminiscant of those Apollo missions, the history-making gumdrop-shaped SpaceX Dragon capsule left the International Space Station and returned to Earth floating under three orange and white parachutes to a splash down in the Pacific Ocean at 9:42 MDT this morning, May 31.

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SpaceX Rocket Carrying Dragon Capsule On Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
SpaceX Rocket Carrying Dragon Capsule On Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
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Dragon Capsule Makes History Docking With Space Station

History was made above us in space early this morning, May 25.

The first non-governmental space vehicle, the SpaceX Dragon capsule, completed berthing with the International Space Station just after 10 a.m. (MDT).

Dragon's hatch is scheduled to be opened early Saturday morning, May 26. The station's six astronauts will unload about 1,000 pounds of cargo, including food, clothes, batteries and a laptop, plus 15 student-designed experiments.

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International Space Station 2011 (NASA/Getty)
International Space Station 2011 (NASA/Getty)
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Look Up In The Sky, It’s The International Space Station!

Have you ever watched the International Space Station pass by in the night sky?

It is the largest man-made object in orbit and can be seen from Earth as it travels at an altitude of about 240 miles.

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Roberto Gonzalez, Getty Images)
Roberto Gonzalez, Getty Images)
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10 Inevitable Downsides to Commercial Space Travel

After years of dreaming, waiting, hoping and praying, commercial space travel is finally starting to become a reality — just when you thought an airline couldn’t put more of a distance between you and your luggage.

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Category: Fun, News, Space
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket on Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket on Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
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SpaceX Tries Historic Launch Again Early Tuesday

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket on Launch Pad (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

That's what Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, will do early Tuesday morning, try again to launch their Falcon 9 space capsule to the International Space Station.
Being KING FM's Special Space Correspondant, I was watching NASA TV early Saturday morning, May 19, when the launch was aborted due to a faulty check valve.
Liftoff for the second launch attempt is set for 1:44 MDT on Tuesday morning, May 22. If successful, this would be the first time a private company has been used to deliver supplies to the space station.

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Sunday’s Solar Eclipse – Video From Japan [VIDEO]

I don't know if you are one of those people who enjoys all the marvels of the space and sky above us...But I am!  So yesterday at about 6:30pm I start getting anxious knowing that the solar eclipse is about to begin!

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SpaceX Rocket Falcon 9 (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
SpaceX Rocket Falcon 9 (Roberto Gonzalez/Getty)
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SpaceX Rocket Launch to Space Station Aborted Early Saturday Morning [UPDATE]

Will you be watching the historic launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket?

For the first time in history a private company, Space Exploration Technologies or SpaceX, will fly a NASA mission to the International Space Station.

The unmanned Dragon spacecraft will deliver much-needed supplies to the orbiting outpost.

The launch was scheduled for 2:55 a.m. (MDT) but take off was aborted just after ignition, they are expected to try again in three days during the next launch window. Coverage is being provided by NASA's website.

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Plane Flies Across The Moon (Dan Kitwood/Getty)
Plane Flies Across The Moon (Dan Kitwood/Getty)
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Supermoon This Weekend Will Be The Year’s Biggest

Plane Flies Across The Moon (Dan Kitwood/Getty)Are you throwing a full moon party?

This weekend, the moon will be the closest to the Earth as it will get all year long, called perigee by Astonomers.
The full moon officially occurs at 9:35 MDT on Saturday night, so it's prime time to host a 'howlingly' fun get together, hopefully we'll have clear skies over Cheyenne to enjoy all the moonshine.

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Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
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See Amazing Photos of the Space Shuttle Enterprise Over New York City

New Yorkers who looked up into the sky on Friday were treated to something simply amazing. The Space Shuttle Enterprise rocketed past such iconic New York City landmarks as the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center before coming in for a landing at JFK airport. Luckily, photographers caught the close encounter. 

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Category: Photos, Space, Weird News
Lyrid Meteor Shower (FlickR User/Computer Science Geek)
Lyrid Meteor Shower (FlickR User/Computer Science Geek)
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Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

What would you wish upon a star?

With the skies over the area clearing up, we should have a beautiful night for watching the Lyrid Meteor Shower when it peaks.

Especially around Wyoming, there are plenty of places to go with very little light pollution. with unobstructed views of the night sky.

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