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DIA report details threats to America’s space-based world

Posted February 15, 2019 by Jim Garamone

Space enables the modern world, and the United States needs to maintain its progress in this critical domain if it hopes to lead in the future. That’s the conclusion of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s report titled “Challenges to Security in Space,” released today.

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NASA’s record-setting opportunity Rover mission on Mars comes to end

Posted February 15, 2019 by

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet.

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Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Spacecraft departs ISS

Posted February 11, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft has departed from the International Space Station after an 81-day stay during the NG-10 mission. While docked, astronauts unloaded approximately 7,400 pounds of vital supplies and scientific equipment.

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Northrop Grumman completes next critical launch milestones of James Webb telescope spacecraft

Posted February 11, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Both halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are housed in Northrop Grumman’s cleanroom as they undergo ongoing testing and integration efforts. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Spacecraft Element successfully completed acoustic and sine vibration testing at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, Calif. Acoustic and sine vibration testing validates the structural design…

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NASA, SpaceX aim for March test of 1st new astronaut capsule

Posted February 8, 2019 by Marcia Dunn

NASA and SpaceX are now aiming for a March debut of the first capsule from a private company designed to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. No one will be on board for the crew Dragon’s inaugural test flight to the orbiting outpost. Officials on Jan. 6 set March 2 as the latest launch…

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Vice president attends NASA Day of Remembrance

Posted February 8, 2019 by

NASA photograph by Aubrey Gemignani Vice President Mike Pence visits the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial with June Scobee-Rodgers, widow of Challenger Commander Dick Scobee, right, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, and Chuck Resnik, brother of Challenger Mission Specialist Judith Resnik, second left, after a wreath laying ceremony that was part of NASA’s Day of Remembrance,…

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To catch a wave, rocket launches from top of world

Posted January 30, 2019 by

On Jan. 4, 2019, at 4:37 a.m., EST, the CAPER-2 mission launched from the Andøya Space Center in Andenes, Norway, on a 4-stage Black Brant XII sounding rocket. Reaching an apogee of 480 miles high before splashing down in the Arctic Sea, the rocket flew through active aurora borealis, or northern lights, to study the waves that accelerate electrons into our atmosphere.

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Falcon 9, Crew Dragon roll to launch pad

Posted January 30, 2019 by

SpaceX photograph A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon attached, rolls out of the company’s hangar at NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A on Jan. 3, 2019. The rocket will undergo checkouts prior to the liftoff of Demo-1, the inaugural flight of one of the spacecraft designed to take NASA astronauts…

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New Shepard successfully flies 8 NASA research, technology payloads to space

Posted January 25, 2019 by

Blue Origin demonstrated the versatility of the New Shepard system by taking 8 NASA-sponsored research and technology payloads into space Jan. 23, 2019.

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NASA’s Opportunity Rover logs 15 years on Mars

Posted January 25, 2019 by

NASA's Opportunity rover began its 16th year on the surface of Mars Jan. 24. The rover landed in a region of the Red Planet called Meridiani Planum, sending its first signal back to Earth from the surface at 9:05 p.m., PST.

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