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NASA Awakens New Horizons Spacecraft Ahead of Pluto Encounter [Video]

NASA's doing some crazy things this month.

First, it launched its first spacecraft in three years since the space shuttle.

Now, the U.S. space agency has awakened its New Horizons spacecraft for an encounter with Pluto -- which is still a planet to me.

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NASA’s Back in Space Flight Game with Orion [Video]

NASA reached a major milestone Friday as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years.

Bottom line: NASA's back in the spaceflight game for the first time since the space shuttle program ended three years ago.

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NASA’s Orion Mission Managers Tap Friday Launch Attempt

For all the space junkies out there: The first flight test of Orion, NASA's next-generation spacecraft capable of sending astronauts on future missions to an asteroid and the journey to Mars, has been rescheduled.

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Matt Stroshane, Getty Images
Matt Stroshane, Getty Images
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How to see the International Space Station from Grand Rapids

There are a lot of ways to enjoy a clear night in West Michigan.

One of them is very simple, just look to the sky.

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Far Out Fix: U.S. Astronauts on Spacewalk Repairing International Space Station

NASA Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins are working outside the orbiting International Space Station today (Dec. 21) to fix a bad pump.

They are doing the first in a series of spacewalks to replace a degraded ammonia pump module with one of the station's two external cooling loops that keeps both internal and external equipment cool, according to NASA.

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Dr. James Ashley (WZZM)
Dr. James Ashley (WZZM)
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Grand Rapids “Blandford Environmental Ed Program” Welcomes Graduate Dr. James Ashley

The Blandford Environmental Education Program has a right to be proud of its many accomplishments.  The past 40 years have seen success after success.

Our news partner, WZZM TV13 reports one of t

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How Do You Wash Your Hair in Space? Watch (video)

This is really a neat video because we always have a lot of questions regarding space.....living in space.  You know, not questions about performing the work-tasks the astronauts have to do, but questions about normal human needs...personal hygiene.

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Students In Grand Rapids Learn About Space From NASA

Some kids have all the luck.  It's not everyday where you get to learn about space, and travel and whats it's like to leave this stratosphere from the guys and girls who actually experiment with it and do it

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Mars Rover Finds New Water Evidence

Opportunity has discovered rocks unlike any seen there before. This find makes Mars look more like Earth than ever before.

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Juno Blasts Off for Jupiter [VIDEO]

With the trajectory looking good and the solar panels deployed, the hardest part is over for the Juno space probe. It is now on its way to the planet Jupiter.

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Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images
Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images
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Did Nasa Really Bomb The Moon!

They did.  It happened in 2009 and scientists warned that this could cause lots of problems, weather changes being one of them.  WHY would NASA & the United States do something like that NOT KNOWING the effects it could have?  Who owns the moon?  What if every country with the capabilities started doing the same thing.  Is it just me or does civilization seem to be dumbing down, with the U.S. leading the way.

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Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images
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Earthquake & Tsunami Hits Japan, Now Heading Toward The U.S. & The West Coast

Didn't someone predict the end of the world would be coming on December 12, 2012.  This may be the beginning of it!  An earthquake triggered a tusnami that hit Japan hours ago. Four million people are without power.

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