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Student-made Mars rover concepts lift off

Posted May 26, 2017 by

Witnessing a rocket launch is a special occasion. Watching a rocket launch with materials you made go up into the sky is priceless.

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Second Lockheed Martin GPS III satellite successfully completes strenuous launch test

Posted September 6, 2017 by

Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 pounds of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit.

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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

Posted November 20, 2017 by

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Lockheed Martin completes assembly on Arabsat’s newest communications satellite

Posted February 21, 2018 by

A new, high-capacity communications satellite that will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe is one step closer to launch.

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NASA’s first mission to study interior of Mars awaits May 5 launch

Posted May 4, 2018 by

NASA image An artist’s impression of the InSight lander on Mars. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is designed to give the Red Planet its first thorough check up since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. It is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California…

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NASA, commercial partners progress to human spaceflight home stretch

Posted August 1, 2018 by Madison Tuttle

NASA and commercial industry partners Boeing and SpaceX are making significant advances in preparing to launch astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.

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NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne to restart production of RS-25 engine

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., has been awarded a contract by NASA to restart production of the RS-25 engine for the Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket in the world and designed for the Journey to Mars. “SLS is America’s next generation heavy lift system,” said Julie Van Kleeck, vice…

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Astronaut Scott Kelly to retire from NASA in April

Posted March 14, 2016 by

NASA astronaut and one-year crew member Scott Kelly will retire from the agency, effective April 1.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft in orbit around mighty Jupiter

Posted July 6, 2016 by

After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m., PDT, July 4. “Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add to America’s birthday another…

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Scientists, engineers evaluate Orion radiation protection plan

Posted September 23, 2016 by

When astronauts in Orion venture far beyond Earth into deep space, they will expand humanity’s frontier and push the boundaries of exploration.

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