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Meet the James Webb Space Telescope, time machine extraordinaire
Remember when the 200-inch Hale Telescope at Mt. Palomar in California was the biggest in the world? It's now surpassed by at least 18 other scopes, the largest of which is the Gran Telescopio Canar...
6/16/13 at 9:49 AM Watch wild-haired 'Einstein' orbit the Earth this week 6/7/13 at 11:40 AM
Alien auroras and other curiosities of the night 6/3/13 at 1:07 PM
UND in Space: Day 9 – Winding Down
Day 9 Winding Down: by Tim OKeefe Yesterday was a day to wind down, catch up on some rest, and view some additional sights in Moscow. After arriving back in Moscow from Baikonir, Kazakhstan, on Wed...
5/31/13 at 1:45 PM UND in Space: Day 8 – Docking Day 5/30/13 at 2:33 PM
UND in Space: Launch Day - Liftoff! 5/29/13 at 2:47 PM
We're going to be talking soon on WDAZ News @5 with UND graduate Karen Nyberg from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia as she makes final preparations for a launch to the International Sp...
5/4/13 at 5:30 AM The Endeavour 3/29/11 at 2:31 PM
Summer of '69 7/17/09 at 1:30 PM
GF 'Space Aliens' Closes
In more not-too-astonishing restaurant news, Space Aliens has closed in Grand Forks and in Minot, according to the Minot Daily News. Food Management Investors Inc., which owns the restaurants, cites ...
11/13/12 at 2:51 PM Skip the Ribs at 'Space Aliens' 4/6/12 at 9:34 PM
Not quite as planned...
I had a brilliant idea a month or so back. Well, let me qualify brilliant - brilliant by my standards...at least in that moment. I must qualify my use of the word brilliant as I am fairly sure that ma...
10/19/12 at 9:18 PM Am I style-savvy or therapy-worthy? 9/4/11 at 5:39 PM
Lost in Space... 12/17/10 at 10:43 AM
A Small Step into a Giant World: A Tribute to Neil Armstrong
"That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." Those few words created waves that would shap the way we think of exploration. From the moment Earth was created, man wanted to explore ne...
9/3/12 at 7:35 AM Celebrating the Night of Atlantis in Handewitt 7/22/11 at 4:57 AM
Single and Businessman Bahn: No Children Allowed! 6/15/11 at 7:25 PM
Ride Sally Ride
American Woman Who Shattered Space Ceiling NASA, via Agence France-Presse Getty Images Sally Ride communicating with ground controllers during the six-day space mission of the Challenger in 1983.Mor...
7/24/12 at 9:30 AM
Goodnight, Space Shuttle Discovery
Space shuttle Discovery is headed to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. I remember scoffing when I first heard that people returned from space at an airport. That's ridiculous. Everyone...
4/18/12 at 8:03 AM
Convention & Visitors Bureau launches new website and mobile site
The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the launch of a new website at visitgrandforks.com and a new mobile website at mobile.visitgrandforks.com. The new webs...
3/28/12 at 1:15 PM
mama mondays: adam's alien abduction
Over the years, we've experienced a few alien abductions here. Particularly during winter-time birthdays when the thought of in-house gatherings for a bunch of boys borders on insanity. The first...
11/21/11 at 1:00 AM writing wednesdays: respecting our spaces 2/9/11 at 9:52 AM
writing wednesdays: follow the butterfly 7/26/10 at 7:13 PM
Tips for Busy Days at the Airport
The holiday season means busy days at the airport. When youre making air travel plans, remember that the busiest days are those immediately before and after a holiday. If you can, avoid those days tr...
11/17/11 at 4:57 PM Top International Vacation Destinations 10/13/11 at 9:00 AM
View A Space Shuttle Launch 2/7/11 at 11:52 AM
Lies About Space
There are people out there who believe the moon landing was faked. I'll grant you, there are certainly scarier, weirder conspiracy theories out there -- you can look at the entire list of JFK or 9/11...
9/4/11 at 7:57 PM
Final Voyage Space Shuttle Discovery
Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off Thursday for an 11-day mission to the International Space Station. Here's a McClatchy-Tribune OnePage that takes a look at their final voyage. To download the page, ...
2/25/11 at 10:32 AM
The Challenger Disaster
January 28, 1986, was a day like any other. I had just finished college in November, and had worked at the Fargo Target store as a Cart Attendant for just over two months. I was scheduled to work that...
1/28/11 at 6:48 PM