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Air Force set to launch next-to-last GPS IIF satellite

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center and its mission partners are scheduled to launch the 11th Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle Oct. 30 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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NASA seeks student experiments for edge-of-space balloon flight

Posted October 26, 2015 by

NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly their science and technology experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon mission.

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Lockheed Martin moves into full-scale assembly, test of NASA’s Orion spacecraft

Posted October 26, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin and NASA have completed the majority of Orion’s Critical Design Review which means the spacecraft’s design is mature enough to move into full-scale fabrication, assembly, integration and test of the vehicle. It also means that the program is on track to complete the spacecraft’s development to meet NASA’s Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) performance requirements. The…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft begins environmental testing

Posted October 26, 2015 by

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission is undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities, near Denver, Colo. OSIRIS-REx will be the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth for further study. “OSIRIS-REx is entering environmental testing on schedule, on budget and with schedule reserves,” said Mike…

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NASA completes Critical Design Review for Space Launch System

Posted October 23, 2015 by

For the first time in almost 40 years, a NASA human-rated rocket has completed all steps needed to clear a critical design review.

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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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Daily views of Earth available on new NASA website

Posted October 19, 2015 by

NASA launched a new website Monday so the world can see images of the full, sunlit side of the Earth every day. The images are taken by a NASA camera one million miles away on the Deep Space Climate Observatory, a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Air Force….

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NASA ER-2 is legacy of six decades of achievement

Posted October 17, 2015 by Peter Merlin

Sixty years ago, a spindly silver airplane made its first flight in total secrecy. Designed by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (now Lockheed Martin) as a spy plane for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), it has since evolved into a versatile platform for scientific research.

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Students advance Mars airplane concept

Posted October 17, 2015 by Jay Levine

When you’re designing an airplane that could one day be the first to fly on Mars, the answer cannot be found in the back of the book. That’s one of many conclusions groups of students in two NASA-funded programs at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California realized last summer. They worked on the Preliminary…

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NASA aeronautics on display at Fiesta

Posted October 17, 2015 by Jay Levine

Travis Bator of Minnesota came to 44th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta to see a kaleidoscope of color in the skies. After he saw what he came to see, he ventured to the NASA exhibit, which featured a collection of futuristic concept aircraft.

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