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NASA’s Orion arrives back at Kennedy

Posted December 19, 2014 by

NASA photograph NASA’s Orion spacecraft returned to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida Dec. 18, 2014. The spacecraft flew to an altitude of 3,600 miles in space during a Dec. 5 flight test designed to stress many of the riskiest events Orion will see when it sends astronauts on future missions to an asteroid…

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45th Space Wing, SpaceX sign first-ever landing pad agreement at Cape Canaveral

Posted February 11, 2015 by

Air Force photograph Launch Complex 13 was originally used for operational and test launches of the Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, in addition to Atlas B, D, E and F missiles, which were also test launched from there. It was the most-used and longest-serving of the original four Atlas pads. Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, the 45th…

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Year in space starts for one American, one Russian

Posted March 30, 2015 by

Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:42 p.m., EDT, March 27. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will spend about a year living and working aboard the…

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NASA announces winners in space game challenge

Posted April 13, 2012 by

Three school student teams in the fifth through eighth grades have been selected as the winners of NASA’s second annual Spaced Out Sports challenge. The students designed science-based games that will be played by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The games illustrate and apply Newton’s laws of motion by showing the differences between Earth’s…

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Lockheed Martin completes GOES-R weather satellite CDR

Posted May 2, 2012 by

The Lockheed Martin team developing NASA and NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series satellite has successfully...

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NASA’s wind tunnel aids SpaceX reusable launch system design

Posted May 23, 2012 by

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., completed wind tunnel testing for Space Exploration Technologies of Hawthorn, Calif., to provide Falcon 9 first stage re-entry data for the...

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Black hole growth found to be out of sync

Posted June 12, 2012 by

New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory challenges prevailing ideas about how black holes grow in the centers of galaxies. Astronomers long have thought that a supermassive black hole and...

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Orbital Good News: NuSTAR; New Sat Comm Contract; Antares OKed as NLS II Provider

Posted June 28, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

The Orbital-built and launched NuSTAR mission is off to a good start; a new satellite communications provider has signed a contract for two satellites; and NASA has opened its…

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NASA astronaut briefs NASA Dryden employees

Posted July 19, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

NASA astronaut Rick "C. J." Sturckow visited NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 13. Sturckow was commander of shuttle mission STS-128...

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Ball Aerospace demonstrates prototype X-band SATCOM on-the-move phased array antenna

Posted August 6, 2012 by

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully demonstrated its Mobile Multifunction Low-Cost Array system, a prototype X-band SATCOM On-the-Move phased array antenna, at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground facility, Aberdeen, Md.

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