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  • Meteoroids are Common

    February 15, 2013 7:21 PM

    A meteorite streaked across the sky and exploded over a Russian mountain range Friday and injured about 11-hundred people. Captured on amateur video it can be seen leaving a thick white trail in the sky followed by an intense flash. The meteorite, estimated to be about 10 tons, entered... more »
  • Space mission spider dies at Smithsonian

    December 5, 2012 9:43 AM

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. astronaut corps has lost another member. Nefertiti, a spider that traveled 42 million miles through space before returning to Earth in October, died after being sent to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The experiment was designed to determine if... more »
  • Space shuttle Discovery makes final takeoff

    April 17, 2012 9:25 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - After three decades of space service, NASA's oldest and most traveled shuttle, Discovery, began its new life as a museum relic Tuesday with one final takeoff. Discovery departed Florida's Kennedy Space Center at daybreak Tuesday aboard a modified jumbo jet bound for Washington, where it... more »
  • Jail space a concern at Carnival time

    February 6, 2012 9:42 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Officials in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes are making sure there is enough space in parish jails for Carnival season. Thibodaux and Houma draw large numbers of people for two weeks of parades that begin next weekend. Officials tell The Courier more people means more arrests, usually... more »
  • Teachers in Space" becomes "Citizens in Space"

    February 2, 2012 9:19 AM

    Space Center Houston--- The United States Rocket Academy made a surprise announcement at the Space Exploration Educators Conference, which began here today. "Teachers in Space is now Citizens in Space," said Edward Wright, chairman of the United States Rocket Academy and project manager of Teachers in Space. "The... more »
  • Space Heaters to Blame for Two Area Fires

    January 30, 2012 12:22 AM

    This weekend, two Acadiana families lost everything in house fires. While those fires were in two different cities, there was one common and preventable factor. Just before noon Sunday morning smoke filled the air on Henkle Street in Jeanerette. For five years the Declouet family lived in this... more »
  • The Era of Building Space Shuttle Fuel Tanks is Over

    September 30, 2010 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After 37 years of having a major role in the manned space program, Lockheed Martin Corp. has made it official. The company says the era of building space shuttle fuel tanks at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility is over, along with scores of jobs. Left behind... more »
  • Turtle egg rescue at space center billed success

    September 8, 2010 9:39 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The unprecedented turtle rescue effort at NASA's Kennedy Space Center is winding down. A total of 278 sea turtle nests were trucked to the space center from the Gulf Coast from the end of June until mid-August. Wildlife officials organized the relocation because of fears... more »
  • End Of An Era For LA's Role In Manned Space Flight

    July 8, 2010 1:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The end of an era for Louisiana's role in manned space flight arrived Thursday when the giant external fuel tank for the final scheduled space shuttle plant rolled out of its manufacturing plant. With the tank mounted on rollers and ready to be hauled to the... more »
  • Face In Space

    June 8, 2010 5:07 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Always wanted to fly in space? Now at least your photo can reach orbit. NASA is inviting the public to send their portrait into space aboard one of the two remaining space shuttle flights. To participate, upload your picture to a NASA website: http://faceinspace.nasa.gov You can select... more »
  • Space Shuttle Discovery Back on Earth

    April 20, 2010 9:55 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery is back on Earth. The shuttle and its seven astronauts landed at Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday morning. Their arrival was delayed by rain that popped up right before daybreak. But the sky cleared and... more »
  • New Space Exploration Plan

    April 15, 2010 4:09 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama predicted Thursday his new space exploration plan would lead Americans beyond the moon and to Mars within his lifetime. "I expect to be around to see it," he declared. Obama's bold prediction was an answer to critics, including several former astronauts, that... more »
  • Heaters needed

    January 6, 2010 11:44 AM

    Hey everyone, CUPS received a generous grant from Ascension Episcopal, which allowed us to purchase about 30 electric space heaters for families in Acadiana - just in time for this cold spell. We picked them up yesterday and began distributing them fast and furiously because the cold weather is... more »
  • Big Meteor Shower Early Tuesday Morning

    November 16, 2009 2:32 PM

    If you are willing to get up in the middle of the night to see a real show, grab your friends and your blanket and head out to the country. What is expected to be the biggest meteor shower of the year is happening Monday night, November 16th, into... more »
  • Tweeters on hand for shuttle launch

    November 16, 2009 8:38 AM

    CYBERSPACE (AP) - The Space Shuttle Atlantis won't be the only thing flying when it lifts off from Florida today. The fingers of about 100 huge NASA fans will also be flying - across keyboards as they tweet details of the liftoff. For the first time ever, NASA has invited... more »
  • Caterpillars in Space

    November 13, 2009 11:48 AM

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - These bugs have the right stuff. Three monarch caterpillars are about to become insect astronauts. University of Kansas prof Chip Taylor is providing the caterpillars for a space shuttle launch planned for Monday. The Wichita Eagle reports the bugs will ride the shuttle Atlantis to the... more »
  • NASA to Moon: Get ready, here we come

    October 9, 2009 7:51 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two NASA spacecraft are barreling toward the moon at twice the speed of a bullet, about to crash Friday into a lunar crater in a search for ice. "Everything is working so very well," NASA's Victoria Friedensen, a manager in NASA's exploration office, said minutes before the... more »

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