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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...

SpaceX Dragon en route to space station with NASA science, cargo

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to deliver the second commercial crew docking port and about 5,000 pounds of science investigations...

Northrop Grumman-built TESS discovers more than 20 new planets after one...

Northrop Grumman celebrated one year of successful science operations for NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, built and operated by the company for NASA. In just...

AFRL looks to fine tune process of 3D printing composite inks

In January 2016, researchers from AFRL started focusing on the ability to 3D-print parts for the Air Force, specifically polymer architectures that can replace...

NASA Astronaut Andrew Morgan, crewmates arrive at space station on 50th...

Fifty years to the day that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the Moon in a giant leap for humanity, NASA astronaut...