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Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Spacecraft successfully concludes cargo supply mission to ISS

Posted August 1, 2018 by

NASA photograph From July 15, 2018 when Northrop Grumman’s “S.S. J.R. Thompson” Cygnus spacecraft left the International Space Station after delivering approximately 7,400 pounds of cargo to astronauts on board. The spacecraft successfully concluded its ninth cargo supply mission on July 30. Northrop Grumman has announced that its “S.S. J.R. Thompson” Cygnus™ spacecraft successfully completed…

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NASA twins study confirms preliminary findings

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The Twin Study propelled NASA into the genomics era of space travel. It was a ground-breaking study comparing what happened to astronaut Scott Kelly, in space, to his identical twin brother, Mark, who remained on Earth. The perfect nature versus nurture study was born.

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Soon humans will travel out beyond Moon

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Construction has officially begun on the spaceship that will achieve America's goal of returning astronauts to the Moon. Lockheed Martin technicians and engineers at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans welded together the first two components of the Orion crew module capsule for Exploration Mission-2 (EM-2).

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Last of 12 GPS IIF satellites arrive at Cape Canaveral for processing

Posted October 12, 2015 by Chrissy Cuttita

The last Air Force GPS IIF in a block of 12 satellites was delivered to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., from Boeing's manufacturing facility in El Segundo, California, Oct. 8 via a C-17 Globemaster III.

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NASA: Commercial partners key to sustainable moon presence

Posted May 25, 2018 by

As NASA shifts human exploration back to the Moon, U.S. commercial partnerships will be a key to expediting missions and building a sustainable presence on the lunar surface.

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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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45 years ago: Pioneer 11 launched to study Jupiter, Saturn

Posted April 6, 2018 by

NASA photograph Launch of Pioneer 11 (left). Illustration of the spacecraft in space: Pioneer 10 Leaving the Planets Behind, by Don Davis (right). A rare alignment of the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) in the late 1970s provided an opportunity to explore that part of the solar system with relative ease, using gravity…

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USAF, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman celebrate 100 years of protected satellite communications

Posted August 24, 2016 by

When it comes to transmitting sensitive information in highly contested areas, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system and Milstar satellites are proving their value, achieving 100 years of combined successful operations. Designed as a protected, global network, the first Milstar launched in 1994 aboard a Titan IV rocket. Since then, the constellation has served as…

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Lockheed Martin’s fifth AEHF protecting comm satellite completes launch environment test

Posted May 21, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin recently put its fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite through its paces in realistic simulations of its future launch experience. The satellite completed the tests successfully and is now in system-level testing in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2019.

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Life-saving NASA communications system turns 20

Posted January 10, 2018 by

NASA photograph The South Pole TDRS Relay ground terminal was installed at the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in December 1997 to help connect NSF researchers and their scientific data to the rest of the world. This image shows the original SPTR system, which became operational on Jan. 9, 1998. NASA’s Tracking and…

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