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NASA receives proposals for future solar system mission

Posted May 10, 2017 by

NASA has received and is reviewing 12 proposals for future unmanned solar system exploration. The proposed missions of discovery – submitted under NASA’s New Frontiers program – will undergo scientific and technical review over the next seven months. The goal is to select a mission for flight in about two years, with launch in the…

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SpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station

Posted August 16, 2017 by Marcia Dunn

A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station Aug. 14, carrying tons of science research, plus ice cream.

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More than 2.4 million names are going to Mars

Posted November 6, 2017 by

Last month, NASA invited members of the public to send their names to Mars. And the public responded loud and clear. More than 1.6 million people signed up to have their names etched on a microchip that will be carried on NASA's upcoming InSight mission, which launches in May of 2018.

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America’s first satellite established ‘foothold in space’

Posted January 29, 2018 by Bob Granath

NASA photograph In the gantry at Space Launch Complex 26 at the Cape Canaveral Missile Annex (now Cape Canaveral Air Force Station), a technician lowers the Explorer 1 satellite onto the launch vehicle’s fourth stage motor. On the evening of Jan. 31, 1958, the United States orbited its first satellite — Explorer 1. The effort…

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