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Bird lovers, space buffs square off over proposed Florida launch pad

By Irene Klotz NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Florida's plan to build a commercial space launch complex in a federal wildlife refuge surrounding the Kennedy Space Center drew sharp words from environmentalists and strong support from business boosters during the project's first public hearing on Tuesday. Advocates say the proposed spaceport is needed to retain and expand Florida's aerospace industry, which lost about 8,000 NASA and civilian jobs after the shutdown of the space shuttle program in 2011.

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Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Asteroid may have killed dinosaurs quicker than scientists thought

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Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Asteroid may have killed dinosaurs quicker than scientists thought

Reuters Science News Summary

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Asteroid may have killed dinosaurs quicker than scientists thought

Reuters Science News Summary

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Asteroid may have killed dinosaurs quicker than scientists thought

Reuters Science News Summary

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Reuters Science News Summary

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Space shuttle Columbia's second life - as a cautionary tale CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Space shuttle Columbia's flying days came to an abrupt and tragic end on February 1, 2003, when a broken wing gave way, dooming the seven astronauts aboard. Although Columbia now lies in pieces, its mission is not over. Ahmadinejad says he is ready to be first Iranian in space

Reuters Science News Summary

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Space shuttle Columbia's second life - as a cautionary tale CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Space shuttle Columbia's flying days came to an abrupt and tragic end on February 1, 2003, when a broken wing gave way, dooming the seven astronauts aboard. Although Columbia now lies in pieces, its mission is not over. Ahmadinejad says he is ready to be first Iranian in space

Reuters Science News Summary

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Space shuttle Columbia's second life - as a cautionary tale CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Space shuttle Columbia's flying days came to an abrupt and tragic end on February 1, 2003, when a broken wing gave way, dooming the seven astronauts aboard. Although Columbia now lies in pieces, its mission is not over. Ahmadinejad says he is ready to be first Iranian in space
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