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NASA awards Artemis contract for lunar gateway power, propulsion

In one of the first steps of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration plans, NASA announced on May 23 the selection of Maxar Technologies, formerly SSL,...

Apollo 11’s ‘amiable strangers’: Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Mission commander Neil Armstrong was the flying ace, Buzz Aldrin the scholar. Michael Collins was a crack test pilot, too,...

NASA opens ISS to new commercial opportunities, private astronauts

NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth...

U.S. Air Force’s Space Fence detects debris from India anti-satellite test

The U.S. Air Force Space Fence system detected the breakup field from an anti-satellite test conducted by India during a scheduled endurance exercise of...
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Orion spacecraft to face simulated rigors of space in last major...

The recently completed Orion spacecraft for Artemis I will head to Ohio for the final stretch of major testing before integration with the Space...

US Air Force accepts Raytheon’s GPS OCX launch and checkout system

The U.S. Air Force has officially accepted Raytheon's GPS Operational Control System launch and checkout system, also referred to as Block 0, signifying the...

AFRL communicates the impact of military technology at DOD Lab Day

Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory displayed advancements in 13 different technology areas at the Department of Defense Lab Day April...

NASA selects first commercial moon landing services for Artemis program

NASA has selected three commercial Moon landing service providers that will deliver science and technology payloads under Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) as part...

NASA awards Lockheed Martin contract for six Orion spacecraft

NASA and Lockheed Martin have finalized a contract for the production and operations of six Orion spacecraft missions and the ability to order up...

Northrop Grumman ships Orion spacecraft’s launch abort motor to KSC

Northrop Grumman shipped the inert abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System from the Northrop Grumman facility in Magna, Utah, to Kennedy...