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First GPS III satellite successfully launched

Posted January 2, 2019 by

Courtesy graphic GPS III Satellite, the newest generation of GPS satellites, brings new capabilities to users, including three times greater accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities. The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the first Global Positioning Systems III satellite Dec. 23, 2018, from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape…

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Three ISS crewmates safely return to Earth

Posted September 6, 2017 by

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who set multiple U.S. space records during her mission aboard the International Space Station, along with crewmates Jack Fischer of NASA and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, safely landed on Earth at 9:21 p.m., EDT, Sept. 2, southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.

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Three new crew members on voyage to ISS

Posted December 18, 2017 by

NASA photograph by Joel Kowsky Expedition 54 crew members Scott Tingle of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched to the International Space Station at 2:21 a.m., EST, Dec. 17, 2017, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Three crew members representing the United…

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NASA delays next-generation space telescope until 2020

Posted March 30, 2018 by Marcia Dunn

NASA is delaying the launch of its next-generation space telescope -- its highest science priority -- until at least 2020. Top officials said March 27 that more time is needed to assemble and test the James Webb Space Telescope, which is considered a successor to the long-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope.

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NASA astronaut, crewmates launch to space station to continue research

Posted October 19, 2016 by

Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m., EDT, Oct. 19.

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Two NASA astronauts inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Posted May 23, 2017 by

NASA photograph Ellen Ochoa Two veteran NASA astronauts joined the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame May 19. 2017. Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to travel to space and current director of the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Michael Foale, the only U.S. astronaut to serve on both the International…

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NASA offers licenses of patented technologies to start-up companies

Posted October 7, 2015 by

NASA is unveiling a new opportunity for start-up companies to license patented NASA technology with no up-front payment. The Startup NASA initiative addresses two common problems start-ups face: raising capital and securing intellectual property rights. Aimed at encouraging the growth of high-tech businesses and advancing American innovation, NASA’s Technology Transfer Program within the Office of…

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NASA remembers its fallen heroes, 30th anniversary of Challenger accident

Posted January 25, 2016 by

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance Jan. 28, the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident.

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Latest Blue Origin launch tests technologies of interest to space exploration

Posted July 20, 2018 by

On July 18, 2018, at 8:35 am PDT, Blue Origin successfully launched its New Shepard rocket from the company’s West Texas launch site with five NASA-supported technologies onboard.

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Camera captures first-ever rocket booster to space and back

Posted December 30, 2015 by

On Nov. 23, two proprietary JLAIR long range optical tracking systems owned and operated by FlightLine Films successfully recorded the first time a rocket booster flew to space and returned for a vertical landing back on Earth.

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