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NASA’s robotic ‘Sniffer’ confirms space station leak, repair

Posted September 15, 2017 by

In recent operations on the International Space Station, robotic operators were twice able to test and confirm the ability of the Robotic External Leak Locator to “smell” in space.  

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Astronaut Bruce McCandless II dies at 80

Posted December 28, 2017 by

Former NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II, mission specialist on the STS-41B and STS-31 missions, died Dec. 21, 2017, at the age of 80. McCandless is perhaps best remembered as the subject of a famous NASA photograph flying alongside the space shuttle in the Manned Maneuvering Unit — the first astronaut to fly untethered from his…

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A view from a launch

Posted March 23, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Joel Kowsky The Soyuz MS-08 rocket launched with Expedition 55 Soyuz Commander Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel of NASA, March 21, 2018, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Artemyev, Arnold and Feustel will spend the next five months living and working aboard the International Space Station….

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NASA instruments head to Germany for alternative fuels research

Posted October 16, 2015 by

NASA's ongoing research into the environmental effects of burning alternative fuels in jet engines picked up some fresh international flavor as it continued this fall in Germany.

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NASA calls off next Mars mission; no time to fix leaky seal

Posted December 28, 2015 by Mike Schneider

NASA is calling off its next mission to Mars because there isn’t enough time to fix a leaky seal on a key science instrument. The InSight spacecraft was set for launch in March. The problem is with a protective pouch around the lander’s seismometer, which was designed to measure ground movement on the red planet….

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Hyten announces Space Enterprise Vision

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Gen. John Hyten, the commander of Air Force Space Command, announced the command’s Space Enterprise Vision April 12 at Peterson Air Force Base. The SEV is the result of an AFSPC-commissioned study that looked at how to make the nation’s national security space enterprise more resilient. The August 2015 SEV study addressed the findings of…

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NASA successfully launches student experiments from Wallops

Posted August 17, 2016 by

NASA successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m., EDT, Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.  Participants included students from eight community colleges and universities from across the United States.  The payload carrying the experiments flew to an altitude of 95 miles.  Data was…

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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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Record-breaking NASA astronaut sets new milestone for time in space

Posted April 24, 2017 by

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson flew through the standing record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut at 1:27 a.m., EDT, April 24, and with the recent extension of her stay at the International Space Station, she has five months to rack up a new one.

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Dragon installed to station for month of cargo swaps

Posted August 16, 2017 by

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9:07 a.m., EDT, Aug. 16. The hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony module of the space station is scheduled to be opened as soon as later today. CRS-12 is scheduled to deliver more than 6,400 pounds…

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