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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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Workers walk out on strike against rocket company

Posted May 8, 2018 by

DECATUR, Al.–Workers who build and launch rockets have gone on strike in Alabama, Florida and California. Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted May 6 to reject a three-year contract offer from United Launch Alliance of Centennial, Colorado. The strike, which began May 7, involves about 300 workers who assemble rockets…

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NASA orders SpaceX crew mission to space station

Posted November 23, 2015 by

NASA took a significant step Nov. 20 toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil.

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Hubble investigates stellar shrapnel

Posted August 22, 2016 by

NASA image Several thousand years ago, a star some 160,000 light-years away from us exploded, scattering stellar shrapnel across the sky. The aftermath of this energetic detonation is shown here in this striking image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3. The exploding star was a white dwarf located in the Large…

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Dragon attached to station Harmony module

Posted July 20, 2016 by

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was bolted into place on the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 10:03 a.m., EDT, July 20 as the station flew about 252 statute miles over the California and Oregon border. The spacecraft is delivering nearly 5,000 pounds of science, hardware and supplies, including instruments to perform the…

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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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Raytheon completes development of 3rd Generation Bradley Commander’s Primary Sight

Posted October 15, 2015 by

Raytheon’s Missile Systems business has completed the development of its 3rd Generation Commander’s Primary Sight ahead of the U.S. Army’s anticipated Improved FLIR lethality engineering change proposal for the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. “What sets our Commander’s Primary Sight apart from others is Raytheon’s coordinated reuse of existing Bradley vehicle components and interfaces,” said Duane…

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Latest Blue Origin launch tests technologies of interest to space exploration

Posted July 20, 2018 by

On July 18, 2018, at 8:35 am PDT, Blue Origin successfully launched its New Shepard rocket from the company’s West Texas launch site with five NASA-supported technologies onboard.

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Teachers learn about rocks from outer space

Posted November 6, 2015 by Leslie Williams

A Lunar and Meteorite Disk Certification educator workshop was recently held at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's Office of Education’s Resource Center located at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif.

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Sounding rocket takes second look at sun

Posted June 20, 2018 by

As the principal investigator for the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment, or EVE, instrument aboard NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, Tom Woods is all too familiar with the ways that exposure to the harsh space environment can lead to a spacecraft instrument’s degradation.

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