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Alaska spaceport shortlisted for Rocket Lab launch site

Posted July 20, 2018 by AP

A California-based rocket company has shortlisted the Kodiak, Alaska, spaceport as a possible permanent home for its launches. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports Rocket Lab announced July 17 that it’s seeking to build a launch complex in the U.S. to complement its current launch site in New Zealand. Alaska’s Pacific Spaceport Complex is among four…

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Air Mobility Command chief looks toward supplying forces from space

Posted August 3, 2018 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, right, commander of Air Mobility Command, speaks to the Defense Writers Group in Washington, Aug. 2, 2018. Everhart discussed mobility in space during the event. Deliveries from space are going to happen, and the Defense Department must be ready to capitalize on the…

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Russian space station cargo ship launch, docking to air on NASA TV

Posted March 25, 2016 by

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft, Progress 63P, to resupply the International Space Station. Launch of the spacecraft carrying three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 47 crew is scheduled for 12:23 p.m., EDT, March 31, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in…

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AEDC contributions to Viking ensures Mars first landing

Posted July 20, 2016 by Raquel March

Air Force photograph Extensive instrumentation required on the NASA Viking model is shown here before a test at AEDC in 1973 before final assembly. There were 68 sensors to record localized heat buildup around protrusions on the face of the Mars entry vehicle, while 13 heat and five pressure sensors were installed on the base…

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Lockheed Martin completes Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 satellite assembly, ships to environmental testing

Posted December 1, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin technicians loaded the Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 communications satellite into its shipping container for delivery to environmental testing in California. Lockheed Martin has completed the major assembly of Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 and has shipped the communications satellite to its Sunnyvale, Calif., facility to undergo critical environmental testing. The first of the modernized LM 2100 satellites,…

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45th SW supports successful launch

Posted June 13, 2016 by

ULA photograph A United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Heavy rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., June 11, 2016. The ULA Delta IV rocket carried a classified national security payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., supported…

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NASA’s newest astronaut recruits to conduct research for Earth, deep space missions

Posted June 9, 2017 by

After receiving a record-breaking number of applications to join an exciting future of space exploration, NASA has selected its largest astronaut class since 2000.

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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’s Hubble Telescope makes first atmospheric study of Earth-sized exoplanets

Posted July 20, 2016 by

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system and found indications that increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets.

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SpaceX founding team launches Vector Space Systems to redefine space commerce

Posted April 27, 2016 by

TUSCON, Ariz.–Vector Space Systems, a Micro Satellite space launch enterprise comprised of new-space industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas and Sea Launch, announced April 26 it has secured more than $1 million in angel funding at Space 2.0 in Silicon Valley. Vector Space Systems, which sports a roster of technology and aerospace giants…

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