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Be an astronaut: NASA accepting applications for future explorers

Posted December 14, 2015 by

Recently named the best place to work in the federal government for the fourth year in a row, NASA is looking for the best candidates to work in the best job on or off the planet. The astronaut candidate application website now is live and accepting submissions through Feb. 18. Qualifying U.S. citizens may apply…

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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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Orbital ATK’s cargo delivery mission to ISS set to launch

Posted December 2, 2015 by

Orbital ATK, Inc. announced Dec. 1 it is in final preparations for the company’s next CygnusTM spacecraft cargo mission to the  International Space Station. This mission marks the first launch of a Cygnus spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and will be Orbital ATK’s fourth operational mission (OA-4) to the ISS for…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne completes Centennial AJ60 solid rocket booster

Posted November 30, 2015 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., announced Nov. 30 it has completed its 100th deliverable Solid Rocket Booster, AJ60, for United Launch Alliance in support of the Atlas V launch vehicle program. “This is a tremendous milestone – not just for Aerojet Rocketdyne but for our team of engineers and production personnel…

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NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne to restart production of RS-25 engine

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., has been awarded a contract by NASA to restart production of the RS-25 engine for the Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket in the world and designed for the Journey to Mars. “SLS is America’s next generation heavy lift system,” said Julie Van Kleeck, vice…

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NASA orders SpaceX crew mission to space station

Posted November 23, 2015 by

NASA took a significant step Nov. 20 toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil.

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NASA receives fifth consecutive clean audit opinion

Posted November 18, 2015 by

NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its fiscal year 2015 financial statements, marking the fifth consecutive year of “clean” opinions. The agency has released its fiscal 2015 Agency Financial Report, which provides details on its financial results and performance highlights. The auditor’s unmodified opinion is that NASA’s financial statements fairly present the agency’s…

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General Dynamics completes next step in integration of NASA’s new SGSS command, control infrastructure

Posted November 11, 2015 by

A General Dynamics-led team successfully completed, on-schedule, the next phase of the implementation, integration and test of the NASA Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment program, Increment A4. This increment includes the ground antenna and associated control systems that are housed in a Space Network Operations Center. The team also completed an end-to-end demonstration of the…

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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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Four months after Pluto flyby, NASA’s New Horizons yields wealth of discovery

Posted November 9, 2015 by

From possible ice volcanoes to twirling moons, NASA’s New Horizons science team is discussing more than 50 exciting discoveries about Pluto at this week’s 47th Annual Meeting of the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences in National Harbor, Maryland. “The New Horizons mission has taken what we thought we knew about Pluto and turned…

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