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NASA receives proposals for future solar system mission

Posted May 10, 2017 by

NASA has received and is reviewing 12 proposals for future unmanned solar system exploration. The proposed missions of discovery – submitted under NASA’s New Frontiers program – will undergo scientific and technical review over the next seven months. The goal is to select a mission for flight in about two years, with launch in the…

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Air Force reaches to the STTARS in support of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope mission

Posted March 16, 2018 by Bryan Ripple

Air Force photograph by Chris Gunn The Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road and Sea (STTARS), a specially designed shipping container that held the optical telescope and integrated science instrument module (OTIS) of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, is unloaded from a specially-modified C-5 Charlie aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport Feb. 2, 2018. The…

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Posted November 17, 2017 by

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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45th SW supports successful Atlas V GOES-R launch

Posted November 22, 2016 by

The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canavera Air Force Station, Fla., Nov. 19, 2016.

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NASA announces updated crew assignment for Boeing flight test

Posted January 23, 2019 by

NASA photograph NASA astronaut Mike Fincke has been added to the crew of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner’s Crew Flight Test. He previously served as an International Space Station flight engineer and science officer on Expedition 9, and commanded the station on Expedition 18. NASA astronaut E. Michael “Mike” Fincke has been added to the crew…

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U.S. cargo ship set to depart from ISS

Posted September 11, 2017 by

After delivering more than 6,400 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the International Space Station Sept. 17.

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CubeSats deployed from International Space Station

Posted May 20, 2016 by

NASA photograph CubeSats fly free after leaving the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer on the International Space Station on May 17, 2016. Seen here are two Dove satellites. The satellites are part of a constellation designed, built and operated by Planet Labs Inc. to take images of Earth from space. The images have several humanitarian and environmental…

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NASA finds ancient organic material, mysterious methane on Mars

Posted June 8, 2018 by

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet.

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Cargo spaceship set for departure from ISS

Posted April 25, 2018 by

After delivering more than 5,800 pounds of science investigations and cargo for NASA, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station May 2.

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Rocket Lab raises $75 million in funding for scaling up production of electron rocket

Posted March 22, 2017 by

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.–Rocket Lab, a private American-New Zealand space company, announced March 21 closing a Series D financing round of $75 million. The round was led by Data Collective, with additional investment from Promus Ventures and an undisclosed investor, and with renewed participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures and K1W1. The closure of the…

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