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NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly returns safely to Earth after one-year mission

Posted March 2, 2016 by

NASA astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth March 1 after an historic 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

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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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A whole new Jupiter: First science results from NASA’s Juno mission

Posted May 26, 2017 by

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers). The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter. Multiple images taken with the JunoCam instrument on three separate orbits were combined to show all areas in…

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NASA awards contract to increase water recovery on ISS

Posted June 29, 2016 by

NASA has selected Paragon Space Development Corporation, a small business headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., to develop a system that will increase the rate of water recovery from the urine of astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The contract is valued at $5.1 million for the delivery of one Brine Processor Assembly, and is sponsored by…

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NASA’s ‘Spaceport of the Future’ reaches another milestone

Posted March 30, 2016 by

NASA has completed a major milestone on its journey to Mars and is ready to begin another phase of work on its spaceport of the future, where the next generation of astronauts will launch to Mars and other deep-space destinations. The agency recently wrapped up a comprehensive and successful review of plans for the facilities…

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Mars rover views spectacular layered rock formations

Posted September 12, 2016 by

The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently exploring the “Murray Buttes” region of lower Mount Sharp. The new images arguably rival photos taken in U.S. National Parks.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne completes Centennial AJ60 solid rocket booster

Posted November 30, 2015 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., announced Nov. 30 it has completed its 100th deliverable Solid Rocket Booster, AJ60, for United Launch Alliance in support of the Atlas V launch vehicle program. “This is a tremendous milestone – not just for Aerojet Rocketdyne but for our team of engineers and production personnel…

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NASA’s lunar outpost will extend human presence in deep space

Posted February 16, 2018 by

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in lunar orbit to provide the foundation for human exploration deeper into the solar system.

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NASA inspires teachers

Posted February 5, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Office of Education held a workshop at the Aero Institute in Palmdale Calif., recently to help teachers from across the Antelope Valley bring the adventures of space into the class room.

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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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