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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 01:  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. prepares to address the National Press Club Newsmakers Luncheon July 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. With the final space shuttle launch a week away, Bolden gave assurances that the United States would continue to lead in the exploration of space and talked about NASA's plans to extend human presence beyond low-Earth orbit.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NASA Chief Headlines U-M Commencement Speakers

Charles Bolden Jr. has been on four space flights, commanded two missions and piloted the space shuttle Discovery, which deployed the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990.

CBS Detroit–12/14/2014

Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore took this photograph of the Great Lakes and central U.S. on Dec. 7, 2014, and posted it to social media.
This week on the station, the Expedition 42 crew has been busy with medical science and spacesuit work while preparing for the arrival of SpaceX's Dragon commercial cargo craft, scheduled to launch on Dec. 16 on a two day trip to the station before it is captured by the Canadarm2 and berthed to the Harmony node.
(Image Credit: NASA/Barry Wilmore)

Look Up! International Space Station To Fly Over Metro Detroit

The International Space Station will be visible Thursday evening over metro Detroit.

CBS Detroit–12/11/2014

The Michigan Science Center held a splashdown party for NASA's Orion spacecraft. (By Edward Cardenas)

Students Experience Orion Space Mission At Michigan Science Center (Video)

The Michigan Science Center held a splash down celebration Friday for the inaugural flight of the Orion spacecraft.

CBS Detroit–12/05/2014

With access doors at Space Launch Complex 37 opened on Nov. 24, 2014, the Orion spacecraft and Delta IV Heavy stack is visible in its entirety inside the Mobile Service Tower where the vehicle is undergoing launch preparations. Orion will make its first flight test on Dec. 4 with a morning launch atop the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket. Orion’s crew module is underneath the Launch Abort System and nose fairing, both of which will jettison about six minutes, 20 seconds after launch. The tower will be rolled away from the rocket and spacecraft 8 hours, 15 minutes before launch to allow the rocket to be fueled and for other launch operations to proceed.
The spacecraft will orbit the Earth twice, including one loop that will reach 3,600 miles above Earth. No one will be aboard Orion for this flight test, but the spacecraft is being designed and built to carry astronauts on exploration missions into deep space. Launch is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7:05 a.m. EST, the opening of a 2 hour, 39-minute window for the day.
(Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett)

Michigan Science Center To Host Orion Splashdown Party (Update)

A new era in spaceflight is scheduled to start Thursday morning, and the Michigan Science Center is planning a celebration to mark the launch of the Orion spacecraft.

CBS Detroit–12/03/2014

Partial Solar Eclipse

Metro Detroit To Have Partial Solar Eclipse

Sky watchers in Metro Detroit will be able to view a partial solar eclipse before sundown Thursday.

CBS Detroit–10/23/2014

Photo by NASA/Liaison

The People Who Took Us To The Moon

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.

10/13/2014

Technology developed for the Robonaut, which was developed by NASA and General Motors, may have uses here on Earth. (Photo courtesy of  NASA.)

GM’s Robonaut Technology Being Used On Earth

Technology developed by General Motors and NASA for a robot on the International Space Space Station may have uses on Earth.

CBS Detroit–07/03/2014

Technology that will be utilized in NASA's mission to Mars. (File photo)

Macomb Business Developing Fresh Food Technology For Mars Mission

A Macomb County company is developing a cleaning product that will be used on NASA’s mission to Mars.

CBS Detroit–06/23/2014

Astronaut Reid Wiseman, shown here before launch, recently posted a Vine video of one orbit around Earth. (Source: NASA.)

See The World In 6 Seconds [VIDEO]

Take a trip around the world in only 6 seconds with a NASA astronaut.

06/10/2014

File photo.

Metro Detroit Sky Watchers Can Spot The Space Station This Weekend!

Star gazers may have a chance to see science in action this weekend as the orbit of the International Space Station brings it over the Detroit area.

CBS Detroit–06/06/2014

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