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NASA’s Space Launch System engine testing heats up

Posted May 26, 2017 by

NASA engineers successfully conducted the second in a series of RS-25 flight controller tests on May 23, 2017, stepping closer to deep-space exploration with the world’s most-powerful rocket. The test was set after a facility issue, subsequently resolved, forced rescheduling of a May 16 hot fire. The 500-second – more than eight full minutes –…

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Student-made Mars rover concepts lift off

Posted May 26, 2017 by

Witnessing a rocket launch is a special occasion. Watching a rocket launch with materials you made go up into the sky is priceless.

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A whole new Jupiter: First science results from NASA’s Juno mission

Posted May 26, 2017 by

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers). The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter. Multiple images taken with the JunoCam instrument on three separate orbits were combined to show all areas in…

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Two NASA astronauts inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Posted May 23, 2017 by

NASA photograph Ellen Ochoa Two veteran NASA astronauts joined the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame May 19. 2017. Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to travel to space and current director of the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Michael Foale, the only U.S. astronaut to serve on both the International…

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Defense officials describe priorities for operating in contested space domain

Posted May 23, 2017 by Cheryl Pellerin

Space enables everything the joint force does and the national security space architecture must protect and defend that capability in a contested environment, officials from the Air Force, the intelligence community and the Defense Department told a House panel in recent testimony.

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University students to evaluate designs in NASA’s astronaut training pool

Posted May 17, 2017 by

Thirty-one student teams from across the country will test their designs in simulated microgravity this year as part of NASA’s Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) activity. Test sessions will be May 22-27 and June 5-10. Micro-g NExT challenges undergraduate research students to design, build and test a tool that addresses an authentic,…

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Lockheed Martin’s modernized A2100 completes propulsion subsystem manufacturing, delivery

Posted May 15, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has completed the propulsion subsystem for the first modernized A2100 satellite. Integral to the spacecraft, the subsystem helps raise the satellite into orbit after launch and keeps it on station throughout its mission life. The propulsion subsystem – a hybrid of electrical and liquid technology – was built at Lockheed Martin’s facility in…

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James Webb Space Telescope arrives at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Posted May 10, 2017 by

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where it will undergo its last cryogenic test before it is launched into space in 2018.

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NASA delivers detectors for ESA’s Euclid spacecraft

Posted May 10, 2017 by

Three detector systems for the Euclid mission, led by ESA (European Space Agency), have been delivered to Europe for the spacecraft's near-infrared instrument.

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NASA receives proposals for future solar system mission

Posted May 10, 2017 by

NASA has received and is reviewing 12 proposals for future unmanned solar system exploration. The proposed missions of discovery – submitted under NASA’s New Frontiers program – will undergo scientific and technical review over the next seven months. The goal is to select a mission for flight in about two years, with launch in the…

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