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First US woman in space dies at 61

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Comments off

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Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, has died. She was 61.

NASA confirmed her death Monday afternoon and President Barack Obama called her a national hero, the AP reports from Washington. Her office in San Diego said she died of pancreatic cancer. Read more…

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Small asteroid buzzes Earth

Saturday, January 28, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Jan 28, 2012

A small asteroid the size of a city bus zoomed between Earth and the moon’s orbit Friday, just days after its discovery, but it never posed a threat to our planet, NASA said, NBC reported on Friday.  Read more…

Small asteroid to pass Earth

Friday, January 27, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 27, 2012

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A small asteroid will fly by Earth on Friday.

The asteroid is about 20 meters in diameter. Read more…