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A Survivor’s Guide to Covering SpaceX at Kennedy Space Center

Do you have trouble explaining or defending your chosen career to family & friends? Is your sole source of entertainment a never-ending loop of Star Trek: Voyager episodes? Do you like to work constantly but make no real money? Then space journalism is for you. There aren’t many people out there regularly reporting on space exploration but as the commercial industry (SpaceX) launches more...

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A Good Luck Oreo Tradition Continues With The Falcon Heavy Launch

Tradition is a big part of any event, and launches are no different.  Inside of the CBS building at Kennedy Space Center’s press site, there is one ritual that has been around for years…Oreos. Peter King with CBS News Radio tells us about this delicious tradition. King has been with CBS News Radio for over 20 years, and recalls the Oreo Tradition for as long as he can remember. Delores...

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The Falcon Heavy Flies!

We have liftoff! At 3:45 PM EST, SpaceX had a successful launch of their Falcon Heavy rocket.  On this clear, sunny day, Kennedy Space Center is bustling with 100,000 people to watch the world’s largest rocket.  There has not been this much activity in the area since the last Space Shuttle mission in 2011. In a press conference on February 5th, Elon Musk talked about his excitement for this...

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SpaceX Will Fly It’s New Spacesuit on the Falcon Heavy Demo Flight

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed on Instagram last night that the company's internally-designed spacesuit will be going for a ride to deep space. It will be launched as part of the company's "fun" payload to accompany the first ever flight of the SpaceX's long-in-development Falcon Heavy rocket. Liftoff is currently scheduled for Tuesday, February 6th during a three-hour window opening Musk...

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10 Things You Need to Know About SpaceX’s Historic Falcon Heavy Launch

1. Liftoff of the Falcon Heavy will occur on Tuesday, February 6th, during a 3-hour launch window that opens at 1:30 PM Eastern time. SpaceX has reserved the next day for launch as well. However, a looming Government shutdown on Wednesday night could delay the Falcon Heavy launch due to the facility and many personnel is government employees. 2. SpaceX will launch the demo flight of its new rocket...

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Out with the Old (Molecules), In with the New (Molecules)

Over a decade ago, astronomers were stumped to discover a large number of molecules that existed in the winds of supermassive black holes. This did not make sense to them because black holes are so full of energy and warm in temperature, whereas molecules are some of the coldest parts of space. The question had remained the same to them since then: How is something so cold able to survive in an...

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