NASA thought Alouette satellite too ambitious, Canadians begged to differ

Dr. Colin Franklin, Keith Brown and Dr. John Barry (left to right) with the Alouette 1 satellite in April, 1961.. When it went into orbit on Sept. 29, 1962, Canada became the third country in the world, after Russia and the United States, to have a satellite in space.

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AFSPC Milestone: Inactivation of the 321st Missile Group at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota.

The Air Force Space Command is celebrating its 30th Anniversary! Here is a significant milestone from the command's history ...

After more than three decades on alert under North Dakota soil, the last of 150 missiles assigned to the 321st Missile Group was removed in June 1998 with the Missile Group inactivation on 30 Sep 1998.

Departure of the last Minuteman III and inactivation of the base was part of the ICBM drawdown.

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NASA Mars rover uncovers signs of ancient streambed near equatorial landing site

The NASA rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars — a find that the mission’s chief scientist called exciting.

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