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U.S., Canadian astronauts wrap up power upgrades spacewalk

Posted April 8, 2019 by

Expedition 59 Flight Engineers Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency concluded their spacewalk at 2 p.m.. EDT, April 9.

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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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NASA team studies middle-aged sun by tracking motion of Mercury

Posted January 26, 2018 by

The orbits of planets in our solar system are expanding, because the Sun’s gravitational grip gradually weakens as our star ages and loses mass. Now, a team of NASA and MIT scientists has indirectly measured this mass loss and other solar parameters by looking at changes in Mercury’s orbit.

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NASA’s next planet hunter will look closer to home

Posted July 27, 2016 by

As the search for life on distant planets heats up, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is bringing this hunt closer to home.

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Raytheon delivers first SeeMe satellite to DARPA

Posted October 3, 2018 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon has delivered the first Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements, or SeeMe, satellite to DARPA. Assembled on the company’s advanced missile production lines, the new SeeMe satellite will provide greater situational awareness to soldiers on the ground. DARPA’s SeeMe program is designed to show that small satellites can be built affordably to give…

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NASA Challenge seeks ways to use Mars’ natural resources for astronauts

Posted October 7, 2015 by

Living off the land is different when the land is 140 million miles away, so NASA is looking for innovative ideas to use in situ (in place) Martian resources to help establish a human presence on the Red Planet. The In Situ Resource Utilization Challenge offers the public an opportunity to submit designs for structures…

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Northrop Grumman to launch 11th cargo delivery mission to ISS

Posted April 17, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman’s Antares™ rocket and Cygnus™ spacecraft are set to launch the company’s 11th cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. Northrop Grumman is set to launch the company’s AntaresTM rocket carrying its CygnusTM cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for NASA. Pending completion of cargo late load, final vehicle…

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Three new crew members arrive at ISS

Posted September 13, 2017 by

NASA photograph The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos is seen on the right approaching the International Space Station on Sept. 12, 2017. After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos arrived at the International…

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NASA shakes up Orion test article for journey to Mars

Posted October 14, 2016 by

How do you know if a spacecraft can hold up to the intense vibrations of launching atop the world’s most powerful rocket? You shake it on the world’s most powerful vibration table. Engineers at NASA Glenn’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, recently finished a series of tests on a full-size test version of Orion’s…

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SpaceX Flacon 9 Launches from Vandenberg

Posted August 25, 2017 by

The FORMOSAT-5 satellite was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandeberg Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 24, at 11:51 a.m., PDT. Col. Gregory E. Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, was the launch safety authority. “The 30th Space Wing takes great pride in supporting another successful SpaceX launch,” said…

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