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NASA contract extends Lockheed Martin-built IRIS space observatory for deeper look at sun

Posted September 19, 2016 by

Delivering the most detailed images of the sun's lower atmosphere ever recorded from space, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, built and operated by Lockheed Martin for NASA, has received more time to deliver groundbreaking space science.

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Remembering Dick Gordon

Posted November 8, 2017 by

Former NASA astronaut Richard Gordon, command module pilot on Apollo 12, the second lunar landing mission, passed away Nov. 6, 2017.

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NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites

Posted August 21, 2017 by Marcia Dunn

NASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites Aug. 18, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space Telescope. The end of the era came with a morning liftoff of TDRS-M, the 13th satellite in the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite network. It rode to orbit aboard…

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Last of 12 GPS IIF satellites arrive at Cape Canaveral for processing

Posted October 12, 2015 by Chrissy Cuttita

The last Air Force GPS IIF in a block of 12 satellites was delivered to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., from Boeing's manufacturing facility in El Segundo, California, Oct. 8 via a C-17 Globemaster III.

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Three up, three down — NASA tests RS-25 flight controller

Posted July 26, 2017 by

In the heart of baseball season, NASA completed its equivalent of a clean inning, successfully testing the third RS-25 flight controller for use on the new Space Launch System deep space rocket.

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NASA awards contract for suborbital flight services

Posted June 3, 2016 by

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —┬áNASA has selected Blue Origin, LLC, in Van Horn, Texas, to integrate and fly technology payloads near the boundary of space on their New Shepard suborbital spacecraft in support of NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program. This is the sixth company selected for an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract under the Suborbital Reusable Launch…

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NASA remembers its fallen heroes, 30th anniversary of Challenger accident

Posted January 25, 2016 by

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance Jan. 28, the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident.

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NASA instruments head to Germany for alternative fuels research

Posted October 16, 2015 by

NASA's ongoing research into the environmental effects of burning alternative fuels in jet engines picked up some fresh international flavor as it continued this fall in Germany.

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SpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station

Posted August 16, 2017 by Marcia Dunn

A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station Aug. 14, carrying tons of science research, plus ice cream.

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NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, ISS crewmates return to Earth

Posted April 10, 2017 by

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA is among three crew members from the International Space Station who returned to Earth April 10, after 173 days in space, landing in Kazakhstan at approximately 7:20 a.m.

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