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NASA offers licenses of patented technologies to start-up companies

Posted October 7, 2015 by

NASA is unveiling a new opportunity for start-up companies to license patented NASA technology with no up-front payment. The Startup NASA initiative addresses two common problems start-ups face: raising capital and securing intellectual property rights. Aimed at encouraging the growth of high-tech businesses and advancing American innovation, NASA’s Technology Transfer Program within the Office of…

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NASA cargo launches to ISS aboard Orbital ATK resupply mission

Posted December 7, 2015 by

New hardware that will support dozens of NASA investigations and other science experiments from around the world is among the more than 7,000 pounds of cargo on the way to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft.

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Russian space station cargo ship launch, docking to air on NASA TV

Posted March 25, 2016 by

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft, Progress 63P, to resupply the International Space Station. Launch of the spacecraft carrying three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 47 crew is scheduled for 12:23 p.m., EDT, March 31, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in…

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Sunset at the Viking Lander 1 site

Posted July 20, 2016 by NASA/JPL image

On July 20, 1976, at 8:12 a.m., EDT, NASA received the signal that the Viking Lander 1 successfully reached the Martian surface. This major milestone represented the first time the United States successfully landed a vehicle on the surface of Mars, collecting an overwhelming amount of data that would soon be used in future NASA…

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Atlantic storm system delays NASA resupply launch to ISS

Posted October 12, 2016 by

NASA photograph Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft arrived on Oct. 2, 2016 at the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for mating with the Antares rocket. Cygnus is scheduled to launch on the Antares rocket at 8:03 p.m., EDT, Oct. 16, 2016, carrying about 5,100 pounds of cargo to the International Space…

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NASA announces upcoming ISS crew assignments

Posted March 29, 2017 by

Five NASA astronauts have been assigned to upcoming spaceflights. Joe Acaba, Ricky Arnold, Nick Hague, Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Shannon Walker all have begun training for missions launching later this year and throughout 2018. NASA astronaut Joe Acaba Acaba will be the first to launch, assigned to the Expedition 53 and 54 crews that already include…

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Astronaut Rick Mastracchio departs NASA

Posted June 24, 2017 by

Veteran NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio has retired from NASA; his last day with the agency was June 16. “Rick is a classmate and a friend and he has done great work for NASA, both in space and on the ground,” said Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester, who was selected as an astronaut in the same class…

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SpaceX: Rocket for moon, Mars and NY-to-Shanghai in 39 mins

Posted October 2, 2017 by Marcia Dunn

SpaceX chief Elon Musk's elaborate plan for a mega-rocket to carry astronauts to Mars may have some down-to-Earth applications.

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NASA releases logo for upcoming 60th anniversary

Posted January 3, 2018 by

. In 2018, NASA will mark the 60th anniversary of its establishment as a U.S. government agency. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed NASA’s founding legislation, the 1958 National Aeronautics and Space Act, on July 29, 1958. NASA considers its birthday to be Oct. 1, the day the agency opened for business. NASA has released an…

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New station astronauts march into spacewalk preparations

Posted March 26, 2018 by

Three new Expedition 55 crew members are beginning their first full workweek aboard the International Space Station. They and the rest of the crew are getting ready for a spacewalk on March 29 and next week’s arrival of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft.

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