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NASA calls off next Mars mission; no time to fix leaky seal

Posted December 28, 2015 by Mike Schneider

NASA is calling off its next mission to Mars because there isn’t enough time to fix a leaky seal on a key science instrument. The InSight spacecraft was set for launch in March. The problem is with a protective pouch around the lander’s seismometer, which was designed to measure ground movement on the red planet….

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Space telescope primary mirror fully assembled

Posted February 5, 2016 by

The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Feb. 3 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency's James Webb Space Telescope.

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ISS Cargo launches aboard Orbital ATK resupply mission

Posted April 21, 2017 by

NASA photograph Orbital ATK’s seventh cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station launched at 11:11 a.m., EDT, April 18, 2017, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The International Space Station will be capable of dozens of new scientific investigations…

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Student-made Mars rover concepts lift off

Posted May 26, 2017 by

Witnessing a rocket launch is a special occasion. Watching a rocket launch with materials you made go up into the sky is priceless.

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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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NASA’s next Mars lander spreads its solar wings

Posted January 26, 2018 by

NASA's next mission to Mars passed a key test Tuesday, extending the solar arrays that will power the InSight spacecraft once it lands on the Red Planet this November.

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Asteroid sample mission spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, completed at Lockheed Martin

Posted October 21, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has completed the assembly of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

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Flying observatory detects atomic oxygen in Martian atmosphere

Posted May 20, 2016 by

An instrument onboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) detected atomic oxygen in the atmosphere of Mars for the first time since the last observation 40 years ago. These atoms were found in the upper layers of the Martian atmosphere known as the mesosphere.

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Soon humans will travel out beyond Moon

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Construction has officially begun on the spaceship that will achieve America's goal of returning astronauts to the Moon. Lockheed Martin technicians and engineers at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans welded together the first two components of the Orion crew module capsule for Exploration Mission-2 (EM-2).

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Rocket Lab successfully makes it to space

Posted May 31, 2017 by

Rocket Lab, an American-New Zealand aerospace company, broke new ground May 25 when its Electron rocket reached space at 16:23 New Zealand Time.

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