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NASA selects mission to study black holes, cosmic x-ray mysteries

Posted January 4, 2017 by

NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most extreme and exotic astronomical objects, such as stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars. Objects such as black holes can heat surrounding gases to more than a million degrees….

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NASA awards launch services program support contract

Posted December 9, 2016 by

NASA has awarded a contract to a.i. solutions, Inc., of Lanham, Md., to support the agency’s Launch Services Program (LSP) in providing end-to-end launch services for NASA and NASA-sponsored payloads on commercial expendable launch vehicles. The Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 (ELVIS 3) contract is cost-plus-fixed-fee, with an award-term option incentive and a provision…

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Russian resupply ship experiences anomaly; ISS crew is fine

Posted December 2, 2016 by

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed a Progress cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has been lost. The spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Dec. 1 on a Soyuz rocket, but experienced an anomaly around six and a half minutes into its flight. Six crew members living aboard the…

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Celebrating Thanksgiving aboard ISS

Posted November 28, 2016 by

NASA photograph The six Expedition 50 crew members celebrate Thanksgiving in space, Nov. 24, 2016, with rehydrated turkey, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables.

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45th SW supports successful Atlas V GOES-R launch

Posted November 22, 2016 by

The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canavera Air Force Station, Fla., Nov. 19, 2016.

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New crew launches to space station to continue scientific research

Posted November 18, 2016 by

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and France are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:20 p.m., EST, Nov. 17.

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NASA receives sixth consecutive clean audit opinion

Posted November 18, 2016 by

NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its fiscal year 2016 financial statements, marking the sixth consecutive year of “clean” opinions. The agency has released its fiscal 2016 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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NASA small satellites set to take a fresh look at Earth

Posted November 7, 2016 by

Photograph courtesy of MIT Lincoln Laboratory TROPICS, a new NASA Earth-observing mission announced this year, will study the insides of hurricanes with a constellation of 12 CubeSats. Beginning this month, NASA is launching a suite of six next-generation, Earth-observing small satellite missions to demonstrate innovative new approaches for studying our changing planet. These small satellites…

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Navy’s MUOS-5 satellite reaches orbit

Posted November 4, 2016 by

The Navy’s fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite has reached operational orbit and has successfully deployed its arrays and antennas. On Oct. 22, the MUOS team raised the MUOS-5 satellite to an operationally-suitable orbit. The team completed a series of deployments of the satellite’s solar arrays and antennas, with the last occurring successfully Oct….

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NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, crewmates safely return from space station

Posted October 31, 2016 by

NASA astronaut and Expedition 49 crew member Kate Rubins, who became the first person to sequence DNA in space, returned to Earth Oct. 29 after a successful mission aboard the International Space Station.

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