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Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition

Posted April 18, 2018 by

Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.. April 17, 2018.

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Air Force supports successful Atlas V launch of AFSPC-11 mission

Posted April 18, 2018 by tomlear

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches into the air from Launch Complex 41 during the AFSPC 11 launch, April 14, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the AFSPC-11 spacecraft aboard…

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NASA announces independent review board members for Webb Telescope

Posted April 9, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The combined Optical Telescope element / Integrated Science instrument module of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is lifted out of the Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road and Sea container. Webb’s Spacecraft Element (SCE) that includes the sunshield and spacecraft bus are pictured on the far left. NASA has assembled members of…

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Bound for Mars: Countdown to first interplanetary launch from California

Posted April 9, 2018 by

In the early morning hours of May 5, millions of Californians will have an opportunity to witness a sight they have never seen before--the historic first interplanetary launch from America’s West Coast.

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45 years ago: Pioneer 11 launched to study Jupiter, Saturn

Posted April 6, 2018 by

NASA photograph Launch of Pioneer 11 (left). Illustration of the spacecraft in space: Pioneer 10 Leaving the Planets Behind, by Don Davis (right). A rare alignment of the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) in the late 1970s provided an opportunity to explore that part of the solar system with relative ease, using gravity…

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NASA’s Super Guppy transports SLS flight hardware to Kennedy Space Center

Posted April 6, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Fred Deaton NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft prepares to depart the U.S. Army’s Redstone Airfield in Huntsville, Ala., April 3, with flight hardware for NASA’s Space Launch System – the agency’s new, deep-space rocket that will enable astronauts to begin their journey to explore destinations far into the solar system. The Orion stage…

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Another batch of Iridium satellites launched

Posted April 4, 2018 by Peter W. Merlin

Shortly after sunrise on March 30, a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carrying 10 more satellites for the Iridium NEXT communications system.

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Dragon bolted to station’s Harmony Module

Posted April 4, 2018 by

Two days after its launch from Florida, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was installed on the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9 a.m., EDT, April 4.

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Mars parachute test successfully launched from Wallops

Posted April 2, 2018 by

The launch of a Black Brant IX sounding rocket carrying the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment or ASPIRE was successfully conducted at 12:19 p.m., EDT, March 31, 2018, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.   ASPIRE was testing a parachute for possible future missions to Mars. The next ASPIRE test at Wallops is currently scheduled for…

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NASA delays next-generation space telescope until 2020

Posted March 30, 2018 by Marcia Dunn

NASA is delaying the launch of its next-generation space telescope -- its highest science priority -- until at least 2020. Top officials said March 27 that more time is needed to assemble and test the James Webb Space Telescope, which is considered a successor to the long-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope.

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