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ISS Cargo launches aboard Orbital ATK resupply mission

Posted April 21, 2017 by

NASA photograph Orbital ATK’s seventh cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station launched at 11:11 a.m., EDT, April 18, 2017, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The International Space Station will be capable of dozens of new scientific investigations…

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Advanced imaging reconnaissance satellite launched from Vandenberg

Posted January 21, 2019 by Peter W. Merlin

Following a long string of delays, the nation's newest advanced imaging satellite launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on January 19.

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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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Next SpaceX launch now no earlier than July 18

Posted June 22, 2016 by

The next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission for NASA to the International Space Station now is targeted for launch no earlier than 12:45 a.m., EDT, July 18. An uncrewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, carrying crew supplies and station hardware, will lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral…

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Lockheed Martin powers-up next Orion spacecraft for first time

Posted August 23, 2017 by

Engineers at Lockheed Martin and NASA breathed life into the next Orion crew module when they powered up the spacecraft for the first time at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

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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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Airbus-built SES-12 dual-mission satellite successfully launched

Posted June 4, 2018 by

SES-12, the 13th satellite built by Airbus for SES, successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., June 4. Following separation from the launcher, the most powerful all-electric satellite ever has completed its initialization phase and has started its electric orbit raising operations as planned. SES-12 is the third all-electric satellite built by Airbus in orbit. Its…

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NASA, ULA launch mission to study how Mars was made

Posted May 7, 2018 by

NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission is on a 300-million-mile trip to Mars to study for the first time what lies deep beneath the surface of the Red Planet. InSight launched at 7:05 a.m., EDT, May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. “The United States continues to…

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NASA releases logo for upcoming 60th anniversary

Posted January 3, 2018 by

. In 2018, NASA will mark the 60th anniversary of its establishment as a U.S. government agency. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed NASA’s founding legislation, the 1958 National Aeronautics and Space Act, on July 29, 1958. NASA considers its birthday to be Oct. 1, the day the agency opened for business. NASA has released an…

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NASA announces new partnerships for commercial lunar payload delivery services

Posted November 30, 2018 by

Nine U.S. companies now are eligible to bid on NASA delivery services to the lunar surface through Commercial Lunar Payload Services contracts, as one of the first steps toward long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and eventually Mars. These companies will be able to bid on delivering science and technology payloads for…

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