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Astronaut has served longest space flight by a woman

NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Feb. 6, 2020. She returned alongside European Space Agency astronaut Luca...

USSF announces initial operational capability and operational acceptance of Space Fence

U.S. Space Force officials formally declared initial operational capability and operational acceptance of the Space Fence radar system, located on Kwajalein Island in the...

Space Force AEHF-6 Successfully Launched

The U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center successfully launched the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite at 4:18 p.m., EST, March 26,...

GPS III SV02 satellite control authority transferred to 2 SOPS

On March 23, 2020, the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center successfully transferred the second Global Positioning System III space vehicle (GPS...

Artemis I spacecraft environmental testing complete

After four months of rigorous testing in the world’s premier space environments simulation facility at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Ohio, the Orion spacecraft...

Artemis moon thrusters withstand more than 60 hot-fire tests

Future Artemis lunar landers could use next-generation thrusters, the small rocket engines used to make alterations in a spacecraft’s flight path or altitude, to...

SpaceX puts 60 satellites into orbit despite engine failure

SpaceX launched 60 more of its internet satellites into orbit March 18 despite an engine failure shortly after liftoff on a recycled rocket flying...
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Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled moon, dies at 88

Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled the moon alone in 1971 while his two crewmates test-drove the first lunar rover, died March 18...

New Spinoff publication shares how NASA innovations benefit life on Earth

As NASA pushes the frontiers of science and human exploration, the agency also advances technology to modernize life on Earth, including drones, self-driving cars...

Help NASA design a robot to dig on Moon

Digging on the Moon is a hard job for a robot. It has to be able to collect and move lunar soil, or regolith, but...