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NASA remembers its fallen heroes, 30th anniversary of Challenger accident

Posted January 25, 2016 by

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance Jan. 28, the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident.

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45th SW supports successful Atlas V GOES-R launch

Posted November 22, 2016 by

The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canavera Air Force Station, Fla., Nov. 19, 2016.

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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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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover is put to the test

Posted March 20, 2019 by

In a little more than seven minutes in the early afternoon of Feb. 18, 2021, NASA's Mars 2020 rover will execute about 27,000 actions and calculations as it speeds through the hazardous transition from the edge of space to Mars' Jezero Crater.

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General Dynamics completes next step in integration of NASA’s new SGSS command, control infrastructure

Posted November 11, 2015 by

A General Dynamics-led team successfully completed, on-schedule, the next phase of the implementation, integration and test of the NASA Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment program, Increment A4. This increment includes the ground antenna and associated control systems that are housed in a Space Network Operations Center. The team also completed an end-to-end demonstration of the…

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Air Force awards CAMMO contract

Posted June 15, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $43,874,673, fixed-price incentive contract to L-3 National Security Solutions for the operations, maintenance and sustainment of the Air Force Satellite Control Network. The Consolidated Air Force Satellite Control Network Modifications, Maintenance, and Operations contract is a seven-year, Fixed-Price Incentive (Firm Target) contract which has been awarded through a…

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NASA awards ISS cargo transport contracts

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Orbital ATK photograph Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft NASA has awarded three cargo contracts to ensure the critical science, research and technology demonstrations that are informing the agency’s journey to Mars are delivered to the International Space Station from 2019 through 2024. The agency unveiled its selection of Orbital ATK of Dulles, Va.; Sierra Nevada…

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Earth’s moon hit by surprising number of meteoroids

Posted October 14, 2016 by

The moon experiences a heavier bombardment by small meteoroids than models had predicted, according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

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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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NASA Challenge seeks ways to use Mars’ natural resources for astronauts

Posted October 7, 2015 by

Living off the land is different when the land is 140 million miles away, so NASA is looking for innovative ideas to use in situ (in place) Martian resources to help establish a human presence on the Red Planet. The In Situ Resource Utilization Challenge offers the public an opportunity to submit designs for structures…

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