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Early this morning, an economy-car-sized robot called Curiosity began sending back messages from a wasteland as distant and remote as any in our mythology: the cold, windswept desert of Mars. Last night, an integrated network of machines,...
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Canton, NY, Apr 13, 2012 — Stargazers will have the chance tonight to take a look at the International Space Station. The space station will be visible this evening just after sunset--but St. Lawrence University astronomer Jeffrey Miller says it should be easy to spot with the naked eye, even in the bright early-nighttime sky. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Mar 03, 2006 — A new exhibit featuring the works of Vermontville artist David Driver continues this month at Evergreen Valley Nursing Home in Plattsburgh. Sponsored by Norte Maar, Finding Home, includes more than 20 works by Driver from the early '70s to today. Driver says his art reflects a deep interest in science and the vastness of space, and is fueled by the question, "Are we alone in the universe?" He spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
Oct 20, 2005 — Planetary probes continue to bring us remarkable images of other worlds. Images of Venus show a blast furnace environment crossed by rivers of molten rock. On Mars one can see a shield volcano the size of Arizona. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager take us out of this world. Go to full article
Jan 23, 2004 — NASA scientists are planning some serious trouble-shooting today, hoping to regain contact with the Mars rover "Spirit". It's been two days since we've heard from "Spirit", other than a quick "hello" yesterday. But when we last had significant news from Mars, the rover was contemplating a rock named "Adirondack" by NASA. The name has this region's tourism officials pumped up. But why the name "Adirondack"? Martha Foley talks with Orlando newsman Pat Duggins, who reports on NASA news regularly for NPR. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Feb 03, 2003 — Fowler High School in Syracuse, New York, will observe a moment of silence today. Students at the school had a special relationship with the Columbia and her crew. The students helped design an experiment that sent live harvester ants into orbit. As North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports, the kids say the project helped revitalize their school. Go to full article
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Feb 03, 2003 — Lt. Colonel Michael Anderson, one of seven astronauts killed Saturday, was born in Plattsburgh. In 1994, he was a pilot instructor at Plattsburgh Air Force Base when NASA chose him for the astronaut corps. A few years later, he spoke about his first trip into orbit. Go to full article