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Soldiers accept out-of-this-world mission aboard space station

Posted February 29, 2016 by Dottie K. White

Sending soldiers into space may seem unusual for an Army that conducts a large part of its missions on the ground, but during the next two years NASA's International Space Station will have at least one active duty or retired Army astronaut on board.

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Sunset at the Viking Lander 1 site

Posted July 20, 2016 by NASA/JPL image

On July 20, 1976, at 8:12 a.m., EDT, NASA received the signal that the Viking Lander 1 successfully reached the Martian surface. This major milestone represented the first time the United States successfully landed a vehicle on the surface of Mars, collecting an overwhelming amount of data that would soon be used in future NASA…

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft to risk Jupiter’s fireworks for science

Posted June 17, 2016 by

NASA/JPL-Caltech image This artist’s rendering shows NASA’s Juno spacecraft making one of its close passes over Jupiter. On July 4, NASA will fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the cloud tops of our solar system’s largest planet. As of Thursday, Juno is 18 days and…

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NASA selects student teams for 2016 high-powered rocket launch challenge

Posted October 7, 2015 by

NASA selected 55 student teams from across the nation to participate in the 2015-2016 NASA Student Launch challenge, to be held April 13-17 near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

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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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Air Force successfully launches GSSAP 3/4 – AFSPC-6 from Cape Canaveral AFS

Posted August 22, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the third and fourth Orbital ATK built Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., at 12:52 a.m., EDT.

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Falcon 9 scheduled to launch from Vandenberg

Posted June 16, 2017 by

The Iridium NEXT satellite is scheduled to launch at1:25 p.m., June 25, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch will take place at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This will be the first launch for Col. Michael S. Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, who took command on June 9th. “I’m…

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A view from a launch

Posted March 23, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Joel Kowsky The Soyuz MS-08 rocket launched with Expedition 55 Soyuz Commander Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel of NASA, March 21, 2018, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Artemyev, Arnold and Feustel will spend the next five months living and working aboard the International Space Station….

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USAF, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman celebrate 100 years of protected satellite communications

Posted August 24, 2016 by

When it comes to transmitting sensitive information in highly contested areas, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system and Milstar satellites are proving their value, achieving 100 years of combined successful operations. Designed as a protected, global network, the first Milstar launched in 1994 aboard a Titan IV rocket. Since then, the constellation has served as…

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NASA progresses toward SpaceX resupply mission to space station

Posted April 6, 2016 by

NASA provider SpaceX is scheduled to launch its eighth Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station April 8. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 3:30 p.m., EDT. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is targeted to lift off on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket at 4:43 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape…

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