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This ‘Seamstress of the Stars’ Kept NASA’s Space Shuttle Safe and Stylish

When I first would think of the Space Shuttle, I always thought of it as basically an airplane that went to outer space. Of course this was when I was a child, but as I grew up, I still thought of the exterior of the shuttle as metallic and tough, especially since it had to […]

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Voyager: The Interstellar Explorers That Speak Elegantly for Humanity

Did you know that there were two brave robotic emissaries currently speeding through interstellar space after leaving our solar system? It’s true. And in millions of years, these twin probes that carry humanity’s most daring ambitions, will be found and studied by alien civilizations far in the expanse. On February 14th, 1990, while soaring through […]

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Star Letter 002: Richard Branson Shows up to the Space Travel Party, but It’s Crowded and Messy

We know you’ve missed us, it’s been an entire week. We come bearing space stuff. The business and wonder of space exploration never stops and we’ve had quite an interesting week. Star Letters just completed a trip to Kennedy Space Center to observe SpaceX’s launch of supplies to the space station––which was beautiful. Why do […]

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SpaceX Fires Off Reusable Launch System to Space Station

Cape Canaveral–– The Elon Musk-founded rocket provider SpaceX, launched their 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA on Monday afternoon, marking the company’s second mission on a fully-reusable launch system. That means that both the Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule have both flown on previous resupply missions to the ISS and have […]

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Star Letter 001: Telescope Delays, Strange Galaxies, and Mummified Aliens

Alright space nerds, this is the very first Star Letter––coming to you weekly from the far edges of the cosmos. Expect us on Thursday nights, and we’ll deliver all the week’s most important space news and fresh perspecives to your inbox. Make sure you subscribe in the box to the right! We’ll be brief because […]

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SpaceX Inspired this Mother of Two. Now She Chases Their Rockets With a Camera

SpaceX is lighting a fire under the world of space exploration with breakthroughs in reusability and a promise of interplanetary travel. Millions around the world tuned in to watch the company fire off its hotly-anticipated Falcon Heavy rocket. But at Kennedy Space Center, photographers and journalists from around the world came to witness history in […]

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This Med Student is Attempting STEM Outreach in Pakistan. It’s Proving Difficult.

I still remember that day, it was the second day of 9th grade and our teacher asked us what do we want to become after finishing school? The classroom erupted with mocking laughs of every student (including my teacher) when I said that I want to become an astronaut. I was 15 years old at […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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