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NASA announces landing site for Mars 2020 Rover

Posted November 19, 2018 by

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search, during which every available detail of more than 60 candidate locations on the Red Planet was scrutinized and debated by the mission team and the planetary science community.

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Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Spacecraft successfully completes rendezvous, berthing with ISS

Posted November 19, 2018 by

NASA photograph Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft is shown moments after capture by the International Space Station’s robotic arm. Northrop Grumman announced Nov. 19 announced that the “S.S. John Young” Cygnus™ spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning. The mission marks the company’s 10th successful berthing with…

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AFRL, NASA partner on aerospace physiology to spin into next era of space travel

Posted November 16, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Richard Eldridge NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley speaks with a NASA engineer just before getting into the Air Force Research Laboratory’s centrifuge. Ten astronauts participated in the testing Nov. 1 and 2 – one with Boeing and nine with NASA. It’s not often that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, hosts astronauts testing…

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Northrop Grumman set to launch cargo delivery mission to ISS

Posted November 16, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman is set to launch the company’s AntaresTM rocket carrying its CygnusTM cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for NASA.

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European-built service module arrives in U.S. for first Orion moon mission

Posted November 9, 2018 by

The powerhouse that will help NASA’s Orion spacecraft venture beyond the Moon is stateside. The European-built service module that will propel, power and cool during Orion flight to the Moon on Exploration Mission-1 arrived from Germany at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 6 to begin final outfitting, integration and testing with the crew module and other Orion elements.

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Navy, NASA complete underway recovery test 7

Posted November 7, 2018 by

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed test recovery operations of NASA’s mock Orion capsule, Nov. 5, 2018. The Underway Recovery Test-7 (URT-7) is part of a U.S. government interagency effort to safely retrieve the Orion crew module, which is capable of carrying humans into deep space….

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Northrop Grumman-built Dawn spacecraft successfully concludes historic journey

Posted November 2, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman Nov. 1 marked the successful conclusion of the company-built Dawn spacecraft’s mission to the two largest bodies in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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920th RQW Airmen prepare for human spaceflight

Posted October 31, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Goonan

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Goonan Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing revalidate their response time in the event of a catastrophic, life-threatening occurrence within the capsule of a human space flight launch, Oct. 25, 2018, at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. This exercise marked the first time that the Department of Defense, NASA…

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Atlas V AEHF-4 successfully launches from CCAFS

Posted October 19, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Dalton Williams United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V AEHF-4 rocket lifts off from the pad October 17, 2018 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. This was the fourth communications satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) series for the U.S. Air Force.   Air Force photograph by…

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Lockheed Martin solicits ideas for commercial payloads on Orion spacecraft

Posted October 8, 2018 by

At the International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany, Oct. 5, Lockheed Martin announced it is studying interest in flying commercial payloads aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft. The market analysis is the first step toward the company’s vision of bringing commercial opportunities to deep space and fostering a thriving commercial marketplace beyond low-Earth orbit. Lockheed Martin is…

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