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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

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Lauren’s Science Corner: The International Space Station

What is the size of a football field, has a gym, and the best view in our solar system? The International Space Station is an orbiting laboratory or habitable artificial satellite (fancy!) and serves as a space port for a myriad of multi-national spacecraft.

10/20/2014

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Astronaut Visits Mpls. Students Sending Experiment To Space

While a lot of high school juniors and seniors are worried about finding a prom date, 13 Minnehaha Academy students are on a different mission: sending a NASA-approved experiment to space.

02/25/2014

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Weather Blog: You Are Here

As the title might imply, most meteorologists are interested in way more than the weather. Like meteors; all things space, really. That’s why this new picture from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity caught my attention today.

02/07/2014

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Minn. Man Finalist In Mars Colonization Plan

A Woodbury man could be traveling to a place no human has ever seen. He’s a finalist to be one of the first people to live on Mars. A Dutch company has a plan to colonize Mars before 2025. They have bubbles that astronauts would live in and a whole plan on how to exist.

01/21/2014

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Finding The Space Needed For All-Day Kindergarten

We hear quite a bit about the benefits of all-day kindergarten compared to half-day programs. Next year, more school districts in Minnesota will offer it free of charge because state funding will kick in. But with the change comes some challenges, and finding enough space in school buildings is one of them.

12/19/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Sights & Sounds From Outerspace’ @ UMD

This week — well, today specifically — the Local Music Tap is opening its ears (and eyes) to the stars. It’s hardly what you’d call “local,” but you’ll see why I have a case!

10/15/2013

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Ultimate Job Interview

Can you keep cool under this type of pressure? When a meteor crashes outside the office window, how would you react?

09/05/2013

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Former Downtown Neiman Marcus Space Sold

It’s been sitting empty since last winter. But now, the former Neiman Marcus building in downtown Minneapolis is off the market. The state’s largest gas utility, CenterPoint Energy, has inked a deal to purchased the property, according to Twin Cities Business.

07/29/2013

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Minn. Native Among 8 New Astronauts

A Minnesota native is among NASA’s new class of eight astronauts. Thirty-nine-year-old Josh Cassada is originally from White Bear Lake. Cassada is a former naval aviator who currently serves as co-founder and chief technology officer for Quantum Opus. Four of the eight new astronauts are women, the highest percentage of female astronaut candidates ever selected by NASA.

06/17/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 5-20!

An EPIC FAIL of our National Anthem is on the SMACK DOWN!

05/20/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 5-17!

An office putt you have see!

05/17/2013

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Space Oddity Astronaut Cover

Astronaut Chris Hadfield presents an amazing rendition of, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie.

05/13/2013

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Mpls. South High Student Invited To Soyuz Launch

Abby Harrison knew there was always something she loved about space.

03/18/2013

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Fearless Felix Speaks

Felix Baumgartner sits down with Ben Tracy on CBS This Morning to talk about his amazing jump from 24 miles up in the air. Watch the interview.

10/19/2012

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