Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Scientists have identified a "close cousin" to Earth that's orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life.The...

Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - We've made it to Pluto by NASA's calculations...solar system. Pluto was No. 9 in the lineup when New Horizons departed Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 19, 2006, but was demoted seven months later...

Clinton to watch Glenn's flight from Cape Canaveral

WASHINGTON -- President Clinton will travel to Cape Canaveral, Fla., next week for a personal sendoff to Sen. John Glenn as he returns to space. Clinton is attending the Oct. 29 launch...

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White House ponders request to might bring Israeli rockets to Cape Canaveral

...The Clinton Administration is mulling a controversial request that might bring small, Israeli-built rockets to Cape Canaveral to launch commercial satellites. The White House decision involves thorny national-security and trade issues and...

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Shuttle may suffer hard landing today

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA warned Discovery's...aimed for a 12:04 p.m. landing at Cape Canaveral but also sent crews out to the backup...Glenn's geriatric studies would prefer a Cape Canaveral landing. The chief medical investigators...

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Boeing's newest rocket explodes on liftoff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- For the second time in two...accidents, the first in decades at Cape Canaveral, as extremely disappointing. "It's...III blasted off at 9:17 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Station, a half-hour late because...

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Space shuttle launches

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Atlantis and four astronauts rocketed into orbit today on NASA's...as NASA had hoped for.Hundreds of thousands of spectators jammed Cape Canaveral and surrounding towns for the emotional farewell. Kennedy Space Center...

Blasting away barriers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In another symbolic farewell to the Cold War, the rocket...information between countries. Russian engineers need escorts to enter the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where the rocket awaits liftoff. Even then, they...

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Mercury capsule recovered after 38 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Like a ghost, the Mercury...aluminum-and-titanium craft arrived by ship at Cape Canaveral this morning, the 38th anniversary...May 1, about 300 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral. But he had to leave it there when...

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Navy communications satellite soars into orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A Navy communications satellite that will relay spy photos...32 p.m., 10 minutes late because of a computer problem in the Cape Canaveral Air Station's launch control center.

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