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Student Allyson Whitaker works on a 3D-printed mock-up of the teams CubeSat experiment.
Space

CubeSats Give Students Jump On Orbital Experiments


When it comes to experiments in space, scientists are thinking inside the box. CubeSats are self-contained laboratories about the size of a coffee thermos that hitch rides on rockets into low earth orbit. Despite their small size, CubeSats are providing valuable lessons to students and have the potential to open up space to more commercial ventures.
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Sen. Bill Nelson. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Space

Nelson Says SpaceX Landing Promises Change For Central Florida


U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says SpaceX’s thrilling landing of a spent rocket after it launched 11 satellites into orbit will transform central Florida. The central Florida Democrat says the historic achievement will drive down the cost of spaceflight and bring new entrepreneurs and more innovation to the industry.
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Space

SpaceX Sticks The Landing


SpaceX successfully launched and landed a Falcon 9 rocket. About ten minutes after liftoff Monday night, the rocket was safely back at Cape Canaveral.
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Photo: HubbleSite.org
Space

NASA Scientists Observe “Lightsaber” Star


On the day the new Star Wars movie premiers in theaters, NASA scientists released images of a new star that looks like a giant lightsaber in the sky. And while light sabers may be a thing of science fiction, 90.7’s Brendan Byrne spoke with Hubble Space Telescope scientist Jennifer Wiseman about the not-so-science-fiction reasons behind the stellar phenomenon.
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