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NASA, SpaceX: Dragon crew extraction rehearsal

On Aug. 13, 2019, NASA at the Trident Basin in Cape Canaveral, Florida, astronauts Doug Hurley, left, and Bob Behnken work with teams from NASA and SpaceX...

Under Control: Lockheed Martin-built AEHF-5 protected communications satellite now in transfer...

The U.S. Air Force's 4th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force, Colo., Base is now "talking" with the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency...

AFRL investigating space weather effects on satellite materials

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with several universities, has investigated the effects of space weather damage to polyimides, materials used extensively in...

Northrop Grumman’s hemispherical resonator gyro achieves 50 million operating hours in...

Northrop Grumman’s hemispherical resonator gyro, a sensor known for its unmatched reliability on commercial, government and civil space missions, has reached 50 million operating...

Cygnus spacecraft departs ISS, begins secondary mission

Northrop Grumman has announced that its Cygnus™ spacecraft has successfully unberthed and departed from the International Space Station, beginning its secondary mission before it...

Calibration Laboratory provides key aircraft support

At NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Calibration Laboratory, more than 80 percent of what the staff does focuses on preparing tools used to work...

Apollo 11’s return to Earth rooted in aeronautics research

A half-century ago, as the Apollo 11 command module Columbia ripped through Earth’s atmosphere, moments from ending the historic first lunar landing mission, research...

NASA announces U.S. industry partnerships to advance Moon, Mars technology

As NASA prepares to land humans on the Moon by 2024 with the Artemis program, commercial companies are developing new technologies, working toward space...

Airbus brings a SMILE to ESA

Airbus has been selected by the European Space Agency to build the European component of the SMILE satellite (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer). SMILE...

AFRL launched largest unmanned space structure on SpaceX Falcon Heavy

A satellite spanning nearly the length of a football field was launched on board a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., June...