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James Webb Space Telescope arrives at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Posted May 10, 2017 by

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where it will undergo its last cryogenic test before it is launched into space in 2018.

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NASA establishes contact with STEREO mission

Posted August 22, 2016 by

NASA image On Aug. 21, 2016, NASA reestablished contact with the sun-watching STEREO-B spacecraft, after communications were lost in October 2014. STEREO-B is one of two spacecraft of the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory mission, which over the course of their lifetime have viewed the sun from vantage points such as the ones shown here, on…

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SMC, ULA enter into CRADA to certify Vulcan launch vehicle

Posted September 28, 2016 by

The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with United Launch Alliance as part of the company’s effort to certify its new Vulcan launch vehicle for National Security Space missions.

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Rocket Lab raises $75 million in funding for scaling up production of electron rocket

Posted March 22, 2017 by

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.–Rocket Lab, a private American-New Zealand space company, announced March 21 closing a Series D financing round of $75 million. The round was led by Data Collective, with additional investment from Promus Ventures and an undisclosed investor, and with renewed participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures and K1W1. The closure of the…

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Falcon 9 rocket, comm satellite successfully launched

Posted August 15, 2016 by

The 45th Space Wing supported the SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 14, 2016.

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NASA targets May 2018 launch of Mars InSight mission

Posted March 9, 2016 by

NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission to study the deep interior of Mars is targeting a new launch window that begins May 5, 2018, with a Mars landing scheduled for Nov. 26, 2018.

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Three up, three down — NASA tests RS-25 flight controller

Posted July 26, 2017 by

In the heart of baseball season, NASA completed its equivalent of a clean inning, successfully testing the third RS-25 flight controller for use on the new Space Launch System deep space rocket.

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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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Crew from U.S., Russia, Japan expands space population to six

Posted December 22, 2017 by

NASA’s Scott Tingle, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency joined Expedition 54 Commander Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and crewmates Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA aboard the International Space Station when the hatches between the Soyuz spacecraft and the orbiting laboratory officially opened at…

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Soldiers accept out-of-this-world mission aboard space station

Posted February 29, 2016 by Dottie K. White

Sending soldiers into space may seem unusual for an Army that conducts a large part of its missions on the ground, but during the next two years NASA's International Space Station will have at least one active duty or retired Army astronaut on board.

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