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Workers walk out on strike against rocket company

Posted May 8, 2018 by

DECATUR, Al.–Workers who build and launch rockets have gone on strike in Alabama, Florida and California. Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted May 6 to reject a three-year contract offer from United Launch Alliance of Centennial, Colorado. The strike, which began May 7, involves about 300 workers who assemble rockets…

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Boeing satellite for ViaSat to significantly enhance satellite broadband communications

Posted June 2, 2017 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–Leveraging the recently launched Boeing [NYSE: BA] 702 high-power satellite, ViaSat’s second-generation satellite, ViaSat-2, will realize a seven-fold increase in broadband internet service coverage from its previous generation satellite and offer twice as much capacity on orbit. ViaSat-2 will also offer flexibility to move satellite capacity to where broadband demand exists and is…

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45th SW supports successful launch

Posted June 13, 2016 by

ULA photograph A United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Heavy rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., June 11, 2016. The ULA Delta IV rocket carried a classified national security payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., supported…

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Travis delivers NASA InSight Spacecraft

Posted March 9, 2018 by Senior Airman Amber Carter

Airmen from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., loaded and transported the NASA InSight Spacecraft Feb. 28, from Lockheed Martin Space, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., aboard the C-17 Globemaster III.

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45 years ago: Launch of Skylab, America’s first space station

Posted May 16, 2018 by

NASA images Skylab Program patch (left). Illustration of the Skylab space station and its components as it would have appeared without the damage incurred at launch (middle). Composite of the three three-person crews who completed long-duration missions aboard the space station (right). Skylab was America’s first space station and first crewed research laboratory in space….

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Air Force reaches to the STTARS in support of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope mission

Posted March 16, 2018 by Bryan Ripple

Air Force photograph by Chris Gunn The Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road and Sea (STTARS), a specially designed shipping container that held the optical telescope and integrated science instrument module (OTIS) of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, is unloaded from a specially-modified C-5 Charlie aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport Feb. 2, 2018. The…

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NASA invites public to send artwork to an asteroid

Posted February 19, 2016 by

NASA is calling all space enthusiasts to send their artistic endeavors on a journey aboard NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. This will be the first U.S. mission to collect a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth for study. OSIRIS-REx is scheduled to launch in September and travel…

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NASA, Boeing extend ISS contract

Posted September 30, 2015 by

NASA has awarded a key contract to Boeing, the International Space Station’s prime contractor, to continue providing key engineering support services, resources and personnel to the program through Sept. 30, 2020. The contract, valued at $1.18 billion, extends for five-years.   NASA and its 16 international partners are analyzing the ability to sustain station operations through…

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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 astronaut, crewmates safely return to Earth from space station

Posted June 4, 2018 by

NASA photographs After 168 days of living and working in low-Earth orbit, three members of the International Space Station Expedition 55 crew – NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and astronaut Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – return to Earth, June 3, 2018, landing at…

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