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New crew launches to space station to continue scientific research

Posted November 18, 2016 by

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and France are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:20 p.m., EST, Nov. 17.

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NASA delivers detectors for ESA’s Euclid spacecraft

Posted May 10, 2017 by

Three detector systems for the Euclid mission, led by ESA (European Space Agency), have been delivered to Europe for the spacecraft's near-infrared instrument.

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NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites

Posted August 21, 2017 by Marcia Dunn

NASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites Aug. 18, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space Telescope. The end of the era came with a morning liftoff of TDRS-M, the 13th satellite in the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite network. It rode to orbit aboard…

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Remembering Dick Gordon

Posted November 8, 2017 by

Former NASA astronaut Richard Gordon, command module pilot on Apollo 12, the second lunar landing mission, passed away Nov. 6, 2017.

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Final RFP released for Air Force launch services contract

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force has released a final Request for Proposal for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Launch Services for the following payloads:  National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL)-85, NROL-87, SILENTBARKER, Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO)-5, and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-44. The final RFP was released Jan. 31, 2018, with proposals due back…

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NASA Planet Hunter on its way to orbit

Posted April 20, 2018 by

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.

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Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Spacecraft Begins Secondary Mission in Space

Posted July 16, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman has announced that its Cygnus™ spacecraft, following a highly successful stay at the International Space Station, has departed from the station to begin the next phase of its mission.

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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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Scientists finally know what time it is on Saturn

Posted January 21, 2019 by

Using new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It's 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.

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Teachers learn about rocks from outer space

Posted November 6, 2015 by Leslie Williams

A Lunar and Meteorite Disk Certification educator workshop was recently held at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's Office of Education’s Resource Center located at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif.

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