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New crew launches to space station to continue scientific research

NASA photograph by Bill IngallsThree crew members representing the United States, Russia and France are on their way to the International Space Station...

WorldView-4 to expand availability of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery

Once again, DigitalGlobe of Longmont, Colo., has expanded its capability to collect the world’s highest-resolution commercial satellite imagery of Earth's surface. The WorldView-4 satellite, which...

NASA receives sixth consecutive clean audit opinion

NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its fiscal year 2016 financial statements, marking the sixth consecutive year of “clean” opinions. The agency has...

NASA small satellites set to take a fresh look at Earth

Photograph courtesy of MIT Lincoln LaboratoryTROPICS, a new NASA Earth-observing mission announced this year, will study the insides of hurricanes with a constellation...

Gemini XII crew masters the challenges of spacewalks

NASA photographGemini XII pilot Buzz Aldrin, left, and command pilot Jim Lovell stand in a Gemini mockup during training at NASA's Manned Spacecraft...

Navy’s MUOS-5 satellite reaches orbit

The Navy's fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite has reached operational orbit and has successfully deployed its arrays and antennas. On Oct. 22,...

Teachers Make Water Filtration System for Earth Science Week

NASA photographEducators pour water into their handmade water filtration system watching as it is filtered through many layers to become drinkable. AV educators worked...

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, crewmates safely return from space station

https://youtu.be/TrZ9hNB47Qs NASA astronaut and Expedition 49 crew member Kate Rubins, who became the first person to sequence DNA in space, returned to Earth Oct. 29...

Final sunshield layer completed for NASA’s space telescope

The last of the five sunshield layers responsible for protecting the optics and instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. Designed by...

NASA awards contract for sustainable land imaging spacecraft

NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., known publicly...