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Next stop: Mars

Posted December 18, 2015 by

On Dec. 16, Lockheed Martin delivered NASA’s InSight spacecraft to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The lander will now undergo final processing in preparation for a March launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket.

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NASA seeks student experiments for edge-of-space balloon flight

Posted October 26, 2015 by

NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly their science and technology experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon mission.

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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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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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Orbital ATK’s S.S. Gene Cernan to deliver supplies to ISS

Posted November 6, 2017 by

NASA photograph EcAMSAT, undergoes thermal vacuum power management testing at NASA Ames. The test simulates the thermal vacuum and power environment of space and is an element of the spacecraft’s flight validation testing program. Orbital ATK will launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit to the International Space Station, targeted for Nov. 11, 2017, from Wallops…

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NASA’s robotic ‘Sniffer’ confirms space station leak, repair

Posted September 15, 2017 by

In recent operations on the International Space Station, robotic operators were twice able to test and confirm the ability of the Robotic External Leak Locator to “smell” in space.  

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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

Posted July 21, 2017 by

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Raytheon awarded $564 million contract for Joint Polar Satellite System instruments

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Raytheon has received a $564 million contract modification award from NASA for two satellite sensors as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System Polar Follow-On missions. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensors are for two satellites in the series, Polar Follow-On /JPSS-3 and JPSS-4. These are the fourth…

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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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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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