Spaceport Runway Dedication Includes Sir Richard Branson and NM Governor Richardson

UPHAM, NM – The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) today dedicated the nearly twomile long “Governor Bill RIchardson Spaceway” at Spaceport America, representing significant progress toward launching commercial customers into space from the desert of New Mexico. Governor Bill Richardson, Sir Richard Branson

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Latest Nasa Space Shuttle News

The shuttle weather team is calling for a 60 percent chance of acceptable conditions for space shuttle Discovery on Friday. They are watching for high winds in the wake of a cold front moving through Central Florida. Discovery is on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Read more ...

Two of the Milky Way's Spiral Arms go Missing

Two of the Milky Way's Spiral Arms go Missing St. Louis, Mo. -- For decades, astronomers have been blind to what our galaxy, the Milky Way, really looks like. After all, we sit in the midst...of it and can't step outside for a bird's eye view.

Now, new images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope are shedding light on the true structure of the Milky Way, revealing that it has just two major arms of stars instead of the four it was previously thought to possess.
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