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Launch, docking returns ISS crew to full strength

Posted March 21, 2016 by

NASA photograph by Aubrey Gemignani Expedition 47 crew members Flight Engineer Jeff Williams of NASA, Soyuz Commander Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos pose for a photo at the conclusion of a press conference, March 17, 2016, at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut…

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Life-saving NASA communications system turns 20

Posted January 10, 2018 by

NASA photograph The South Pole TDRS Relay ground terminal was installed at the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in December 1997 to help connect NSF researchers and their scientific data to the rest of the world. This image shows the original SPTR system, which became operational on Jan. 9, 1998. NASA’s Tracking and…

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NASA orders second SpaceX crew mission to ISS

Posted August 1, 2016 by

NASA took another important step July 29 in returning U.S. astronaut launches from U.S. soil with the order of a second post-certification mission from commercial provider SpaceX in Hawthorne, Calif. Commercial crew flights from Florida’s Space Coast to the International Space Station will restore America’s human spaceflight launch capability and increase the time U.S. crews…

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NASA’s James Webb Observatory prepares for additional testing

Posted March 16, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Chris Gunn Engineers lift the combined optics and science instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope after removing it from the Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road and Sea (STTARS) at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, Calif., on March 8, 2018. Webb’s science payload and spacecraft (which includes the sunshield that is…

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U.S. Air Force declares first Lockheed Martin GPS III satellite ‘available for launch’

Posted October 11, 2017 by

Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite “Available for Launch.” The Air Force’s “AFL” declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin’s first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01…

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Voyager 1 fires up thrusters after 37 years

Posted December 8, 2017 by

If you tried to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft successfully fired up Nov. 29, 2017, after 37 years without use.

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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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LM invites innovators, entrepreneurs to join next space age

Posted February 9, 2018 by

For the first time, Lockheed Martin has publicly released specifications for its satellite platforms with the goal of offering new opportunities for collaboration to companies aspiring to send innovative technologies to space. As part of a new satellite innovation initiative called Lockheed Martin Open Space, and building on expertise from the more than 800 satellites…

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SpaceX launches rocket 6 months after accident, then lands

Posted December 23, 2015 by Marcia Dunn

SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit Dec. 21 with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an even more astounding feat, it landed the 15-story leftover booster back on Earth safely.

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SpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station

Posted August 16, 2017 by Marcia Dunn

A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station Aug. 14, carrying tons of science research, plus ice cream.

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