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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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Trump’s divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

Posted April 23, 2018 by Seth Borenstein

NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote.

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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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Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition

Posted April 18, 2018 by

Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.. April 17, 2018.

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Air Force supports successful Atlas V launch of AFSPC-11 mission

Posted April 18, 2018 by tomlear

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches into the air from Launch Complex 41 during the AFSPC 11 launch, April 14, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the AFSPC-11 spacecraft aboard…

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NASA announces independent review board members for Webb Telescope

Posted April 9, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The combined Optical Telescope element / Integrated Science instrument module of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is lifted out of the Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road and Sea container. Webb’s Spacecraft Element (SCE) that includes the sunshield and spacecraft bus are pictured on the far left. NASA has assembled members of…

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Bound for Mars: Countdown to first interplanetary launch from California

Posted April 9, 2018 by

In the early morning hours of May 5, millions of Californians will have an opportunity to witness a sight they have never seen before--the historic first interplanetary launch from America’s West Coast.

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45 years ago: Pioneer 11 launched to study Jupiter, Saturn

Posted April 6, 2018 by

NASA photograph Launch of Pioneer 11 (left). Illustration of the spacecraft in space: Pioneer 10 Leaving the Planets Behind, by Don Davis (right). A rare alignment of the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) in the late 1970s provided an opportunity to explore that part of the solar system with relative ease, using gravity…

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NASA’s Super Guppy transports SLS flight hardware to Kennedy Space Center

Posted April 6, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Fred Deaton NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft prepares to depart the U.S. Army’s Redstone Airfield in Huntsville, Ala., April 3, with flight hardware for NASA’s Space Launch System – the agency’s new, deep-space rocket that will enable astronauts to begin their journey to explore destinations far into the solar system. The Orion stage…

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Another batch of Iridium satellites launched

Posted April 4, 2018 by Peter W. Merlin

Shortly after sunrise on March 30, a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carrying 10 more satellites for the Iridium NEXT communications system.

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