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30 years ago, NASA put Challenger behind it and sent a Space Shuttle back out into the black

While NASA continues its 60th birthday celebrations and Russia gives a slight cough and gestures vaguely at the silver beach-ball sized Sputnik it flung into orbit 61 years ago this week, another anniversary ticked over: it is 30 years since the Space Shuttle returned to flight. STS-26, flown by Space Shuttle Discovery, glided …
Richard Speed, 5 Oct 2018
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THESE ARE THE VOYAGES of the space probe Discovery

NASA's scheme for reasonably priced space probes, the Discovery programme, has issued a new short list of ideas for its next economical science-shot. The idea is to choose a cunning lightweight mission which can be ready to go in no more than a few years, and get it out into space before it can snowball into a budgetary …
Lewis Page, 1 Oct 2015
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DataGravity puts a little weight behind protecting your information

Paula Long-led startup DataGravity has updated its Discovery array with a second generation Discovery Series V2 software. DataGravity said its arrays integrate the separate functions of data security, search and discovery, and protection into one platform and provide visibility into data as it's created. The added software …
Chris Mellor, 14 Aug 2015
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Apple about to make Apple TV WAY LESS SUCKY - report

Apple TV users might be getting new channels, and Cupertino some more money, according to insiders in the firm. The Cupertino giant is in talks to put out a subscription television service with Fox, CBS and the Discovery Networks, The Wall Street Journal reports. Apple is currently part of a conglomerate that includes ABC, …
Shaun Nichols, 17 Mar 2015
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Skyhigh Networks lets bosses snoop on employee cloud use

RSA 2013 People have a tendency to skirt corporate IT policy and use their own applications on the network, and Skyhigh Networks thinks it has a way for IT admins to stop this from happening. The company came out of stealth on Monday to announce the general availability of its Skyhigh Networks software, which can monitor any of 2,000 …
Jack Clark, 25 Feb 2013
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US federal boffins insist that mermaids DON'T exist

The US's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been obliged to issue a statement clarifying that "no evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found", in the face of a tidal wave of citizens calling to demand the truth about mermaids. The Roswell-style conspiracy theory kicked off after Animal Planet …
Lester Haines, 3 Jul 2012
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Shuttle Discovery to buzz Washington DC at 1,500 feet

Updated Stateside Reg readers in our nation's capital will be treated to a farewell flyover of the Space Shuttle Discovery between 10am and 11am on Tuesday, April 17. No, NASA fans brokenhearted about the shuttle program's demise, it won't be flying on its own power – or, actually, gliding without power, as its in-atmosphere runs were …
Rik Myslewski, 10 Apr 2012
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Huawei gets tough with Discovery Channel handset

Huawei ventured further into the rugged terrain of mobile phones this week, unveiling a toughened handset stamped with Discovery Channel branding. The Huawei Discovery Expedition is prepped to survive the elements, boasting dustproof, anti-shock and waterproof protections. It also crams in a torch, compass and GPS and G-sensor …
Caleb Cox, 28 Sep 2011
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Range Rover Evoque Si4

First Look By the time the Range Rover Evoque is launched in September, Land Rover expects to be producing one every seven seconds from its Halewood factory, which should leave you in no doubt as to how important Range Rover views its first step into true mainstream motoring. Range Rover Evoque Si4 Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque Si4: …
Dave Stevenson, 17 Aug 2011
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NASA shortlists three contenders for next robo-probe mission

NASA has announced the shortlist for its next "Discovery" robot solar-system explorer mission and has also selected three groovy new space technologies for further funding. Discovery missions are relatively inexpensive space shots – funding for this next one is limited to $425m plus launch costs – in which the flight plan is …
Lewis Page, 6 May 2011
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Hubble celebrates 21st with gorgeous galactic 'rose' snap

NASA is celebrating the forthcoming 21st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's launch with a fetching snap of a galactic "rose". Arp 273 - a "rose" of galaxies. Pic: NASA Hubble was lifted heavenwards on 24 April 1990 aboard space shuttle Discovery. Its anniversary photo was captured by the Wide Field Camera 3, under …
Lester Haines, 21 Apr 2011
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NASA hands out second-hand shuttles

NASA administrator Charles Bolden yesterday announced just where the four remaining space shuttles will find a final home, as the agency celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first orbiter launch on 12 April, 1981*. The details are: Atlantis – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Discovery – The Udvar-Hazy Center at the …
Lester Haines, 13 Apr 2011
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NASA hangs bunting for shuttle anniversary

NASA is gearing up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first shuttle launch later today at Kennedy Space Center, and administrator Charles Bolden will take centre stage to announce just where the surviving orbiters will finally be put on public display. The festivities kick off at 17:00 GMT (13:00 EDT), and you can catch …
Lester Haines, 12 Apr 2011
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Tearful NASA salutes space shuttle Discovery

The long and distinguished career of space shuttle Discovery ended yesterday at 16:57 GMT when the venerable vehicle touched down at Kennedy Space Center at the end of its final flight. Speaking to the press shortly after landing, commander Steve Lindsey said: "It was a great day to come back and land in Florida, we're happy …
Lester Haines, 10 Mar 2011
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Discovery glides into history

Space shuttle Discovery ended its 39-mission career this afternoon at 16:57 GMT, when it landed at Kennedy Space Center. Discovery touches down at Kennedy Space Center this afternoon. Pic: NASA The shuttle's swansong was a 13-day trip to the International Space Station to deliver spares and the Permanent Multipurpose Module. …
Lester Haines, 9 Mar 2011
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Gwyneth Paltrow rouses Discovery crew

The crew of space shuttle Discovery was roused this morning by Gwyneth Paltrow's Coming Home, a choice wake-up ditty selected by the space station flight controllers in Mission Control. The venerable vehicle is on track to land at Kennedy Space Center at 16:57 GMT at the end of its final mission - STS-133 to the International …
Lester Haines, 9 Mar 2011
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Discovery poised for final homecoming

Space shuttle Discovery is set to bow out tomorrow with its final homecoming at the end of a distinguished career which began on 30 August, 1984. Discovery performs its flyaround of the International Space Station as both spacecraft orbit over the Sahara Desert. Pic: NASA TV The venerable vehicle has two landing …
Lester Haines, 8 Mar 2011
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Captain Kirk hails space shuttle Discovery

The crew of space shuttle Discovery were roused from their slumbers this morning by the theme from Star Trek and a special message from actor William Shatner. To the backing of Alexander Courage’s famous tune, Shatner declared: “Space, the final frontier. These have been the voyages of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Her 30-year …
Lester Haines, 7 Mar 2011

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