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NASA’s record-breaking astronaut, crewmates safely return to Earth

Posted September 7, 2016 by

NASA astronaut and Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams returned to Earth Sept. 6 after his U.S. record-breaking mission aboard the International Space Station.

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NASA awards launch services contract for Mars 2020 Rover mission

Posted August 26, 2016 by

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency’s Journey to Mars.

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Veteran astronaut Terry Virts retires from NASA

Posted August 26, 2016 by

NASA photograph Terry Virts unwraps a Christmas gift on board the International Space Station, December 2014. With more than 3,600 orbits of the Earth under his belt, astronaut Terry Virts will leave NASA on Aug. 23. Over the course of his 16-year-career at NASA, he piloted a space shuttle and commanded the International Space Station….

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SpaceX Dragon splashes down with crucial NASA research samples

Posted August 26, 2016 by

NASA Television This image, captured from NASA Television’s live coverage, shows SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departing the International Space Station at 6:10 a.m., EDT, Aug. 26, 2016, after successfully delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and scientific cargo on its ninth resupply mission to the orbiting laboratory. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific…

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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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USAF, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman celebrate 100 years of protected satellite communications

Posted August 24, 2016 by

When it comes to transmitting sensitive information in highly contested areas, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system and Milstar satellites are proving their value, achieving 100 years of combined successful operations. Designed as a protected, global network, the first Milstar launched in 1994 aboard a Titan IV rocket. Since then, the constellation has served as…

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New NASA record holder for cumulative days in space

Posted August 24, 2016 by

On Aug. 24, 2016, Station Commander Jeff Williams passed astronaut Scott Kelly, also a former station commander, for most cumulative days living and working in space by a NASA astronaut (520 days and counting). Williams is scheduled to land on Sept. 6, for a record total of 534 days in space. The Expedition 47/48 mission is Williams’ fourth…

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35 Years On, Voyager’s Legacy Continues at Saturn

Posted August 24, 2016 by

Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby of Pioneer 11 in 1979, humanity got a second, much closer look at this complex planetary system in the early 1980s through the eyes of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft.

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Air Force successfully launches GSSAP 3/4 – AFSPC-6 from Cape Canaveral AFS

Posted August 22, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the third and fourth Orbital ATK built Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., at 12:52 a.m., EDT.

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Hubble investigates stellar shrapnel

Posted August 22, 2016 by

NASA image Several thousand years ago, a star some 160,000 light-years away from us exploded, scattering stellar shrapnel across the sky. The aftermath of this energetic detonation is shown here in this striking image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3. The exploding star was a white dwarf located in the Large…

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