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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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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 receives fifth consecutive clean audit opinion

Posted November 18, 2015 by

NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its fiscal year 2015 financial statements, marking the fifth consecutive year of “clean” opinions. The agency has released its fiscal 2015 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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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

Posted July 21, 2017 by

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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NASA licenses SmallSat technology to Thermal Management Technologies

Posted August 8, 2018 by

A conversation at last year’s Small Satellite Conference in Utah led to the Strategic Partnerships Office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., signing a non-exclusive license agreement with Thermal Management Technologies of North Logan, Utah. “We chatted a bit about a couple of NASA technologies that complemented some small satellite structures TMT…

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Space telescope primary mirror fully assembled

Posted February 5, 2016 by

The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Feb. 3 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency's James Webb Space Telescope.

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First SLS core stage flight hardware complete, ready for joining

Posted August 1, 2018 by

The first major piece of core stage hardware for NASA's Space Launch System rocket has been assembled and is ready to be joined with other hardware for Exploration Mission-1, the first integrated flight of SLS and the Orion spacecraft.

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Earth’s moon hit by surprising number of meteoroids

Posted October 14, 2016 by

The moon experiences a heavier bombardment by small meteoroids than models had predicted, according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

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Two NASA astronauts inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Posted May 23, 2017 by

NASA photograph Ellen Ochoa Two veteran NASA astronauts joined the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame May 19. 2017. Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to travel to space and current director of the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Michael Foale, the only U.S. astronaut to serve on both the International…

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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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