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NASA awards launch services contract for Mars 2020 Rover mission

Posted August 26, 2016 by

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency’s Journey to Mars.

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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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Dragon installed to station for month of cargo swaps

Posted August 16, 2017 by

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9:07 a.m., EDT, Aug. 16. The hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony module of the space station is scheduled to be opened as soon as later today. CRS-12 is scheduled to deliver more than 6,400 pounds…

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NASA extends Hubble Space Telescope science operations contract

Posted June 24, 2016 by

NASA is contractually extending science operations for its Hubble Space Telescope an additional five years. The agency awarded a sole source contract extension Thursday to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy for continued Hubble science operations support at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md. This action will extend the period of…

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EchoStar III satellite recovered, retired

Posted September 8, 2017 by

EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced Sept. 6 that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. “After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit…

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Soyuz rocket tolls out at T-minus two days to launch

Posted March 21, 2018 by

NASA photograph The Soyuz rocket is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad, Monday, March 19, 2018, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A pair of U.S. astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut are just two days away from launching on a 50-hour, 34-orbit flight to the International Space Station. Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold…

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Powerful communications satellites for U.S., allies shipped for launch

Posted August 6, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin built and tested the fourth AEHF satellite in Sunnyvale, Calif., before shipping it for launch. Two other satellites are in production. Lockheed Martin shipped the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communications satellite July 27 to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for an October…

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NASA prepares to launch Parker Solar Probe, a mission to ‘touch the sun’

Posted July 23, 2018 by

Early on an August morning, the sky near Cape Canaveral, Fla., will light up with the launch of Parker Solar Probe. No earlier than Aug. 6, 2018, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy will thunder to space carrying the car-sized spacecraft, which will study the Sun closer than any human-made object ever has.

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NASA Television to air launch of NASA Astronaut Jack Fischer, crewmate

Posted April 12, 2017 by

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer is poised for a journey of exploration and research on the International Space Station.

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Space telescope primary mirror fully assembled

Posted February 5, 2016 by

The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Feb. 3 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency's James Webb Space Telescope.

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