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NASA Astronauts Launch From U.S. Soil to Travel to International Space Station

NASA prepares for the SpaceX launch at Cape Canaveral. Posted by Fox News on Saturday, May 30, 2020   CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Despite more storms in the forecast, two NASA astronauts have climbed into their capsule for another attempt at a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship built by the SpaceX company. Forecasters put the odds…

UPDATE: SpaceX launch postponed due to bad weather

Hurley, 53, and Behnken, 49, are both two-time shuttle fliers.

UPDATE: Bad weather postpones first launch of NASA astronauts from Florida in nine years. Next attempt is Saturday.   CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With thunderstorms threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space…

UND Gives Kids The Chance To Try Out Aerospace Technology

The department will be hosting an Air Race Classic on June 23rd.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University Of North Dakota Aerospace Community Day is getting kids in the pilot seat and into dozens of careers using VR technology, real life space suits for NASA, and flight simulators. I even tried my hand at becoming a pilot in one of the simulations. While my chances of becoming a pilot are slim, staff…

Sen. Kevin Cramer and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Tour UND, Grand Sky

They held a town hall with space studies students

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks is considered the place to be for space exploration. Sen. Kevin Cramer invited NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine for a tour. For students in UND’s space studies program, there’s something fascinating about the night sky. “Being able to look at the stars at night is just amazing, using my telescope to look at galaxies, planets,…

Fargo Public Library Holds NASA Spacesuit Event

People get to take pictures with an Apollo 13 spacesuit

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Public Library held an event featuring a spacesuit from Apollo 13 that was sent from the Johnson Space Center. Kids and families got to pose with it against a green screen, so a space background can be added on. They also got to make crafts like picture frames to decorate their photos. “I hope that everyone that…

From ND To NASA: Stories From Outer Space

Jamestown Native Rick Hieb Shares His Experiences In Outer Space During 3 Space Shuttle Missions

  Space flight is one of the most astonishing achievements in human history. We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Most statistics say only between five and six hundred people have ever been to space. One of those people is North Dakota native Rick Hieb. On Friday, he talked about his journey from North Dakota to…

From ND To NASA: North Dakota’s Space Flight Legacy

Astronaut & Jamestown native Rick Hieb Shares His Journey From North Dakota To NASA

People first walked on the moon 50 years ago this Saturday. Here in North Dakota, our relationship with NASA and space flight goes back more than 60 years. We’ve had quite a few astronauts with North Dakota connections. We’re telling you about those brave men and women. KVRR’s Adam Ladwig had the huge honor of talking with North Dakota native…

West Fargo Astronaut Talks About His ‘Out of This World’ Job with Local Kids

It's the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission putting man on the moon and a local astronaut is sharing his experience at NASA and in space with local kids

WEST FARGO, N.D.– A West Fargo High School graduate is talking about seeing something less than one percent of people have seen: space. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission putting man on the moon and a local astronaut is sharing his experience at NASA and in space with local kids. “What’s your favorite part about being in…

Astronaut From Fargo Selected For The Astronaut Hall of Fame

Jim Buchli was a member of four space flights.

Veteran astronaut Jim Buchli of Fargo has been selected for induction into the Astronaut Hall of Fame. Buchli was a member of four space flights. He has orbited the earth 319 times. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and the NASA Astronaut Office in 1992. He currently works with the Boeing Defense and Space Group in Houston. Janet Kavandi…