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Icy ‘spider’ on Pluto

Posted April 8, 2016 by

Sprawling across Pluto’s icy landscape is an unusual geological feature that resembles a giant spider.

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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

Posted July 21, 2017 by

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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NASA space station cargo launches from Virginia on Orbital ATK resupply mission

Posted October 19, 2016 by

The crew of the International Space Station soon will be equipped to perform dozens of new scientific investigations with cargo launched Oct. 17 aboard NASA’s latest commercial resupply services mission from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft lifted off at 7:45 p.m., EDT, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A…

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Lockheed Martin delivers NOAA’s GOES-R weather satellite to launch site

Posted August 24, 2016 by

NOAA’s newest weather satellite, GOES-R, left its Colorado home where it was built and is now in Florida where it will undergo preparations for a Nov. 4 launch.

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Virgin Galactic appoints Kelly Latimer as pilot

Posted November 9, 2015 by

MOJAVE, Calif.–Virgin Galactic, the privately funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS, has announce the appointment of its newest pilot, retired Ari Force Lt. Col. Kelly Latimer. A former combat veteran and retired, Latimer joins Virgin Galactic with extensive experience with heavy aircraft and as an…

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NASA to attach, test first expandable habitat on ISS

Posted April 13, 2016 by

The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station April 16.

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Science and commercial satellites launched on SpaceX Falcon 9

Posted May 23, 2018 by John Antczak

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California May 22. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward the South Pole.

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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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Air Force set to launch next-to-last GPS IIF satellite

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center and its mission partners are scheduled to launch the 11th Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle Oct. 30 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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Earth’s moon hit by surprising number of meteoroids

Posted October 14, 2016 by

The moon experiences a heavier bombardment by small meteoroids than models had predicted, according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

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