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NASA mission reveals speed of solar wind stripping Martian atmosphere

Posted November 6, 2015 by

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have supported surface life to the cold, arid planet Mars is today.

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Teachers learn about rocks from outer space

Posted November 6, 2015 by Leslie Williams

A Lunar and Meteorite Disk Certification educator workshop was recently held at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's Office of Education’s Resource Center located at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif.

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Space station marks 15 years of nonstop human presence

Posted November 4, 2015 by Marcia Dunn

Humankind marked an off-the-planet pinnacle Nov. 2: the 15th anniversary of continuous residency at the International Space Station. NASA and its global partners celebrated the milestone, as did the six astronauts on board. The U.S., Russian and Japanese spacemen planned a special dinner 250 miles up.

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United Launch Alliance successfully launches GPS IIF-11 satellite for U.S. Air Force

Posted November 2, 2015 by

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-11 satellite for the U.S. Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 Oct. 31 at 12:13 p.m., EDT. GPS IIF-11 is one of the next-generation GPS satellites that incorporate numerous improvements to provide greater accuracy, increased signals and enhanced performance for…

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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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NASA seeks student experiments for edge-of-space balloon flight

Posted October 26, 2015 by

NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly their science and technology experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon mission.

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Lockheed Martin moves into full-scale assembly, test of NASA’s Orion spacecraft

Posted October 26, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin and NASA have completed the majority of Orion’s Critical Design Review which means the spacecraft’s design is mature enough to move into full-scale fabrication, assembly, integration and test of the vehicle. It also means that the program is on track to complete the spacecraft’s development to meet NASA’s Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) performance requirements. The…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft begins environmental testing

Posted October 26, 2015 by

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission is undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities, near Denver, Colo. OSIRIS-REx will be the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth for further study. “OSIRIS-REx is entering environmental testing on schedule, on budget and with schedule reserves,” said Mike…

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NASA completes Critical Design Review for Space Launch System

Posted October 23, 2015 by

For the first time in almost 40 years, a NASA human-rated rocket has completed all steps needed to clear a critical design review.

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Asteroid sample mission spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, completed at Lockheed Martin

Posted October 21, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has completed the assembly of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

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