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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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John Grunsfeld announces retirement from NASA

Posted April 6, 2016 by

John Grunsfeld will retire from NASA April 30, capping nearly four decades of science and exploration with the agency.

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Spaceport America, EXOS announce five-year launch partnership

Posted April 6, 2016 by

Spaceport America in New Mexico and EXOS Aerospace Systems & Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of suborbital reusable space launch vehicles based in Caddo Mills, Texas, recently announced a five-year launch partnership for their Suborbital Active Rocket with GuidancE (SARGE) vehicle. EXOS has taken the experience gained from more than a decade of practical lessons…

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NASA progresses toward SpaceX resupply mission to space station

Posted April 6, 2016 by

NASA provider SpaceX is scheduled to launch its eighth Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station April 8. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 3:30 p.m., EDT. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is targeted to lift off on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket at 4:43 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape…

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NASA’s ‘Spaceport of the Future’ reaches another milestone

Posted March 30, 2016 by

NASA has completed a major milestone on its journey to Mars and is ready to begin another phase of work on its spaceport of the future, where the next generation of astronauts will launch to Mars and other deep-space destinations. The agency recently wrapped up a comprehensive and successful review of plans for the facilities…

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ULA completes design review for next-gen Vulcan Centaur rocket

Posted March 28, 2016 by

United Launch Alliance successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review for the Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle with dual Blue Origin BE-4 engines. The PDR, a major milestone in development of the Vulcan launch vehicle, confirms that the design meets the requirements for the diverse set of missions it will support. The ULA team will build upon…

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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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Launch, docking returns ISS crew to full strength

Posted March 21, 2016 by

NASA photograph by Aubrey Gemignani Expedition 47 crew members Flight Engineer Jeff Williams of NASA, Soyuz Commander Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos pose for a photo at the conclusion of a press conference, March 17, 2016, at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut…

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NASA targets early April for eighth SpaceX cargo launch

Posted March 18, 2016 by

NASA photograph Expedition 39 crew members captured this image of the arrival, capture and berthing of the SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule at the International Space Station April 20, 2014. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft is targeted for launch at 4:43 p.m., EDT, April 8 on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule…

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Astronaut Scott Kelly to retire from NASA in April

Posted March 14, 2016 by

NASA astronaut and one-year crew member Scott Kelly will retire from the agency, effective April 1.

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