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NASA’s Juno spacecraft in orbit around mighty Jupiter

After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that...

Electric motor test stand will help with future X-planes

NASA photograph by Lauren HughesThe equipment required for an electric propulsion test is ready for research. Before the first electric propulsion X-planes fly, such...

NASA’s Space Launch System booster passes major milestone on journey to...

NASA photograph by Bill IngallsThe second and final qualification motor (QM-2) test for the Space Launch System’s booster is seen, Tuesday, June 28,...

SOFIA status update

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), NASA’s flying telescope, was cleared to return to flight on June 27, 2016 (New Zealand date). On June...

NASA awards contract to increase water recovery on ISS

NASA has selected Paragon Space Development Corporation, a small business headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., to develop a system that will increase the rate of...

NASA extends Hubble Space Telescope science operations contract

NASA is contractually extending science operations for its Hubble Space Telescope an additional five years. The agency awarded a sole source contract extension Thursday to...

NASA uploads app for Apple TV

Apple TV? There’s a NASA app for that. The agency released July 21 its popular NASA app for a new platform, the fourth-generation Apple TV....

Next SpaceX launch now no earlier than July 18

The next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission for NASA to the International Space Station now is targeted for launch no earlier than 12:45...

Modular, adjustable: A test plane for any occasion

Area-I Inc. photographThe Prototype-Technology Evaluation Research Aircraft, or PTERA, was flown and tested in Georgia skies in 2014. The aircraft, a 10-percent scale...

NASA’s Juno spacecraft to risk Jupiter’s fireworks for science

NASA/JPL-Caltech imageThis artist's rendering shows NASA's Juno spacecraft making one of its close passes over Jupiter. On July 4, NASA will fly a solar-powered...