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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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SpaceX Flacon 9 Launches from Vandenberg

Posted August 25, 2017 by

The FORMOSAT-5 satellite was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandeberg Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 24, at 11:51 a.m., PDT. Col. Gregory E. Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, was the launch safety authority. “The 30th Space Wing takes great pride in supporting another successful SpaceX launch,” said…

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First Light: Fourth U.S. Air Force satellite sends first images back to earth

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The U.S. Air Force's fourth Space Based Infrared System satellite has transmitted its first images back to Earth.

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Asteroid sample mission spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, completed at Lockheed Martin

Posted October 21, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has completed the assembly of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

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Lockheed Martin begins final assembly of NASA’s Orion spaceship

Posted August 29, 2018 by

Technicians have completed construction on the spacecraft capsule structure that will return astronauts to the Moon, and have successfully shipped the capsule to Florida for final assembly into a full spacecraft.

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Combined optics, science instruments of space telescope arrive at Northrop Grumman

Posted February 5, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road and Sea container enclosed with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s Optical Telescope and Integrated Science instrument module (OTIS) arriving at Northrop Grumman Redondo Beach, Calif., facilities Feb, 2. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Feb. 5, 2018 – The two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope…

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U.S. Air Force declares first Lockheed Martin GPS III satellite ‘available for launch’

Posted October 11, 2017 by

Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite “Available for Launch.” The Air Force’s “AFL” declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin’s first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx speeds toward asteroid rendezvous

Posted September 9, 2016 by

NASA's first asteroid sampling mission launched into space at 7:05 p.m., EDT, Sept. 8 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., beginning a journey that could revolutionize our understanding of the early solar system.

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NASA awards contract to increase water recovery on ISS

Posted June 29, 2016 by

NASA has selected Paragon Space Development Corporation, a small business headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., to develop a system that will increase the rate of water recovery from the urine of astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The contract is valued at $5.1 million for the delivery of one Brine Processor Assembly, and is sponsored by…

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Celebrating Thanksgiving aboard ISS

Posted November 28, 2016 by

NASA photograph The six Expedition 50 crew members celebrate Thanksgiving in space, Nov. 24, 2016, with rehydrated turkey, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables.

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