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SpaceX Dragon spacecraft with NASA cargo set for return to Earth

Posted May 14, 2014 by

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m., EDT, May 18. After leaving the space station, the capsule will splashdown in the Pacific Ocean carrying more than 3,500 pounds of NASA science samples and cargo. Dragon is set to be…

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Boeing completes second 702HP satellite for Mexican government

Posted June 11, 2014 by

The Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation and Boeing are a step closer to enhancing Mexico’s mobile communications capabilities for government applications with the completion of the second Mexsat 702HP (high power) geomobile satellite.

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ATK motor supports resupply mission to space station

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ARLINGTON, Va., July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ATK provided the second stage motor for the July 13 successful launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antaresô rocket on its second NASA Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff occurred at 12:52 p.m., EDT, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. The ATK motor was a CASTOR…

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NASA’s NuSTAR sees rare blurring of black hole light

Posted August 13, 2014 by

Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech The regions around supermassive black holes shine brightly in X-rays. Some of this radiation comes from a surrounding disk, and most comes from the corona, pictured here as the white light at the base of a jet. This is one possible configuration for a corona – its actual shape is unclear….

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ULA launches 60th Mission from Cape Canaveral

Posted September 19, 2014 by

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the CLIO mission for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company launched at 8:10†p.m., EDT, Sept. 16 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. “It is an honor to work with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and all of our mission partners to launch this…

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Ball Aerospace green propellant infusion mission to host three DOD space experiments

Posted October 17, 2014 by

The NASA and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Green Propellant Infusion Mission will fly three Defense Department experimental hosted payloads when it launches in 2016.

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NASA selects student teams for high-powered rocket challenge

Posted November 21, 2014 by

NASA has selected eight teams from middle and high schools across the country to participate in the 2014-2015 NASA Student Launch Challenge, April 7-12, organized by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The Student Launch Challenge engages students in a research-based, experiential exploration activity. Teams participating in the challenge must design, build and…

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Student scientists persevere, ready to launch experiments to space station

Posted January 5, 2015 by

Students will look to the skies this week when SpaceX’s fifth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station lifts off at 6:18 a.m., EST, Jan. 6, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will carry scientific research conceived and designed by students who are learning first-hand what it takes to…

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Northrop Grumman’s key spacecraft structure for Webb telescope passes design review

Posted April 18, 2012 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope continues to move ahead rapidly, with Northrop Grumman completing engineering design of the structure that supports the sunshield and keeps it aligned. The sunshield support structure has passed its Critical Design Review and is now ready to be manufactured. The structure will hold the sunshield in…

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SpaceX completes crew accommodations milestone

Posted May 8, 2012 by

Mojave, Calif.,-based Space Exploration Technologies has finished an important evaluation of a propotype Dragon spacecraft designed to carry people into orbit. This key milestone is part of SpaceX’s partnership with NASA under a funded Space Act Agreement to advance the design of crew transportation vehicles. The primary goal of the tests was to determine whether…

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