Space

5:10am

Tue May 22, 2012
The Two-Way

'Picture Perfect Launch' For Private Rocket Headed To Space Station

Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 8:09 am

The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifted off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Tuesday.
John Raoux AP

2:26pm

Mon May 21, 2012
The Two-Way

SpaceX Spacecraft Will Attempt Lift Off For A Second Time On Tuesday

Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 4:43 am

SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral in Florida was scheduled to launch Saturday morning, but aborted just before liftoff.
Roberto Gonzalez Getty Images

5:23am

Mon May 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Eclipse Of The Sun: Did You Fall Into The Ring Of Fire's Path?

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 5:31 am

This combination picture shows the annular solar eclipse as viewed from Tokyo earlier today.
Kazuhiro Nogi AFP/Getty Images

"That's got to be the prettiest thing I've ever seen," Brent Veltri of Salida, Colo., told The Associated Press, when asked about the eclipse of the sun that was visible across the western U.S. on Sunday afternoon and in much of Asia earlier today.

The celestial show attracted quite a crowd. According to the AP:

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8:49am

Sun May 20, 2012
Science

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewable Sunday From Colorado

The start of a total solar eclipse in 1999
T.Voekler WikiMedia Commons

A partial solar eclipse will be viewable today in our state and others west of Colorado. This is the first eclipse Coloradans have seen in about 15 years.

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6:39am

Sun May 20, 2012
NPR Story

Eclipse-Chaser Shares Thrill Of The Hunt

Out West Sunday, it will start getting dark earlier than normal, but just for a little while. A major solar eclipse, although not quite total, will spread across the skies in a 200-mile swath from Oregon into west Texas. Longtime Washington, D.C., meteorologist Bob Ryan has traveled the world chasing eclipses with his wife. He joins host Rachel Martin.

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