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 Launch managers working at their computer consoles.
New Launch Control Room Ready for STS-121 Liftoff
NASA's new Firing Room 4 to debut with flight of Discovery.
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 STS-115 Pilot Christopher Ferguson
Atlantis and Crew on Deck for STS-115
Crew trains in Florida for mission to continue building the International Space Station.
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  EARTH MISSIONS FEATURES
 
 Thumbnail image of the eyewall of Hurricane Rita.
Hurricane Cloud Tops Give Windy Clues
NASA finding that cloud tops provide clues about the behavior of winds below a hurricane on the Earth's surface.
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 Artist concept of earth observing spacecrafts
Tibet Provides Passage to the Stratosphere
Thunderstorms over Tibet provide a main pathway for water vapor and chemicals to travel from the lower atmosphere into the stratosphere, where the protective ozone layer resides.
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  EXPLORING OUR SOLAR SYSTEM FEATURES
 
 Eight new propeller-like features within Saturn's A ring
Belt of Moonlets in Saturn's Rings
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 Cape Verde in approximate true color
Opportunity Turns Two - in Mars Years
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  SPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FEATURES
 
 A close-up view of a bloom in the Lada greenhouse aboard the International Space Station.
Orbiting Agriculture
The ultimate in container gardening.
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 Engineered glowing bacteria
Helpful Bacteria to the Rescue
Good bacteria are being developed to signal the presence of their destructive relatives.
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  DEEP SPACE MISSIONS FEATURES
 
 A graphic showing stellar gas swirling into an accretion disk.
Clues to Black Hole Growth Beginning to Add Up
A team of Chandra scientists have discovered how magnetic fields are powering black hole accretion disks.
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 Twin gas bubbles surround a black hole.
Star Power: Black Holes Are Fuel-Efficient
Chandra scientists announce black holes are the most fuel-efficient 'engines' in the universe.
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  RESEARCH AIRCRAFT FEATURES
 
 2006 definitive stamp commemorating the X-15 program
X-15 Commemorative Stamp
The U.S. Postal Service commemorates the first day of issue of two new X-Planes postage stamps March 17.
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 HL-10 pilots Jerauld Gentry, Peter Hoag, John Manke and Bill Dana
NASA Dryden: 60 Years of Pushing the Envelope
Celebrating 60 years of flight research at NASA Dryden
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