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Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Spacecraft Begins Secondary Mission in Space

Posted July 16, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman has announced that its Cygnus™ spacecraft, following a highly successful stay at the International Space Station, has departed from the station to begin the next phase of its mission.

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SpaceX orbits remote sensing spacecraft for Taiwan

Posted September 1, 2017 by Peter W. Merlin

Taiwan's Formosat-5 satellite has embarked on a five-year mission to demonstrate the small Asian country's indigenous space technology and remote sensing capabilities.

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First SLS core stage flight hardware complete, ready for joining

Posted August 1, 2018 by

The first major piece of core stage hardware for NASA's Space Launch System rocket has been assembled and is ready to be joined with other hardware for Exploration Mission-1, the first integrated flight of SLS and the Orion spacecraft.

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NASA Television coverage set for next ISS crew launch

Posted July 26, 2017 by

Three new crew members for the International Space Station are scheduled to launch on July 28.

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NASA establishes new public-private partnerships to advance U.S. commercial space capabilities

Posted February 27, 2017 by

NASA is partnering with eight U.S. companies to advance small spacecraft and launch vehicle technologies that are on the verge of maturation and are likely to benefit both NASA and the commercial space market. These partnerships are the result of a solicitation released in August 2016 by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), titled Utilizing…

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NASA astronaut, crewmates safely return to Earth from space station

Posted June 4, 2018 by

NASA photographs After 168 days of living and working in low-Earth orbit, three members of the International Space Station Expedition 55 crew – NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and astronaut Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – return to Earth, June 3, 2018, landing at…

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Space station marks 15 years of nonstop human presence

Posted November 4, 2015 by Marcia Dunn

Humankind marked an off-the-planet pinnacle Nov. 2: the 15th anniversary of continuous residency at the International Space Station. NASA and its global partners celebrated the milestone, as did the six astronauts on board. The U.S., Russian and Japanese spacemen planned a special dinner 250 miles up.

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First Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite encapsulated for Dec. 18 launch

Posted December 12, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force's first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite is now encapsulated for its planned Dec. 18 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. GPS III Space Vehicle 01 (GPS III SV01) underwent pre-launch processing, fueling and encapsulation at Astrotech Space Operations, in Titusville, Fla.

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Along the way to Launch Pad 39B

Posted September 5, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Cory Huston A truck sprays water to reduce the dust as NASA’s crawler-transporter 2 (CT-2) with the mobile launcher atop moves slowly along, on its trek to Launch Pad 39B on Aug. 31, 2018, at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. CT-2 will move the mobile launcher up to the surface…

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NASA’s first mission to study interior of Mars awaits May 5 launch

Posted May 4, 2018 by

NASA image An artist’s impression of the InSight lander on Mars. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is designed to give the Red Planet its first thorough check up since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. It is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California…

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