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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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Lockheed Martin delivers NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft to launch site

Posted May 23, 2016 by

NASA's asteroid sampling spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, took an across-country journey of about 1,600 miles before it launches on its 509 million mile journey to the asteroid Bennu.

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SpaceX Dragon splashes down with crucial NASA research samples

Posted August 26, 2016 by

NASA Television This image, captured from NASA Television’s live coverage, shows SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departing the International Space Station at 6:10 a.m., EDT, Aug. 26, 2016, after successfully delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and scientific cargo on its ninth resupply mission to the orbiting laboratory. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific…

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Lockheed Martin to build NASA’s Lucy spacecraft, a mission to Trojan asteroids

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has been selected to design, build and operate the spacecraft for NASA’s Lucy mission. One of NASA’s two new Discovery Program missions, Lucy will perform the first reconnaissance of the Jupiter Trojan asteroids orbiting the sun in tandem with the gas giant. The Lucy spacecraft will launch in 2021 to study six of…

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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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