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NASA Preps SpaceX Crew for ISS Space Launch Later This Week
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NASA Preps SpaceX Crew for ISS Space Launch Later This Week
2020-11-10 13:35:08
by Sara Wilkerson

This week, NASA is preparing to help send Crew-1 SpaceX astronauts to the International Space Station for a six-month expedition in Earth’s lower orbit.  This is the first crew rotation flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon... Read More

NASA Confirms Chance Asteroid Will Hit Earth Right Before Election, But ‘No Threat’
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NASA Confirms Chance Asteroid Will Hit Earth Right Before Election, But ‘No Threat’

ORLANDO, Fla. — NASA will see your double hurricane and raise you an asteroid. That seemed to be the case over the weekend as the internet reacted to the news that an asteroid has a chance of hitting the earth... Read More

Look Out, Mars: Here We Come With a Fleet of Spacecraft
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Look Out, Mars: Here We Come With a Fleet of Spacecraft

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time. Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in quick... Read More

NASA Selects Three Companies to Design New Lunar Landing Craft
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NASA Selects Three Companies to Design New Lunar Landing Craft
2020-04-30 19:58:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - NASA awarded contracts to three companies on Thursday to design and develop human landing systems, one of which will land the first woman and next man on the surface of the Moon by 2024 as part of the... Read More

US Astronaut Sets Record for Longest Spaceflight by a Woman
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US Astronaut Sets Record for Longest Spaceflight by a Woman

A U.S. astronaut set a record Saturday for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, breaking the old mark of 288 days with about two months left in her mission. Christina Koch, a 40-year-old electrical engineer from Livingston, Montana, arrived... Read More

‘Hidden Figures’ to Receive Congressional Gold Medals
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‘Hidden Figures’ to Receive Congressional Gold Medals

Four historic “hidden figures” from NASA Langley Research Center will receive Congressional Gold Medals for their pioneering work during the space race and beyond. A bipartisan bill recognizing Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson for their groundbreaking... Read More

NASA Opens International Space Station to Space Tourists, New Commercial Ventures
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NASA Opens International Space Station to Space Tourists, New Commercial Ventures
2019-06-07 21:07:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - NASA announced Friday it plans to open the International Space Station to businesses and even tourists in a bid to "accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth orbit." The space agency is not selling trips to the space... Read More

NASA Test Flights in Reno Aim to Set Stage for Future Drone Package Deliveries
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NASA Test Flights in Reno Aim to Set Stage for Future Drone Package Deliveries
2019-05-24 01:45:16
by Dan McCue

NASA launched the final stage of its four-year program to create a national traffic management system for drones this week, a move that brings home delivery of packages, medical supplies and even pizza by small unmanned aircraft one step closer... Read More

Senate Witnesses Advocate Space Force to Protect U.S. Military and Private Satellites
National Security
Senate Witnesses Advocate Space Force to Protect U.S. Military and Private Satellites
2019-05-15 16:04:58
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The United States needs a new military branch called the Space Force for national defense and to protect commercial satellites, expert witnesses told a Senate panel Tuesday. President Donald Trump proposed the Space Force last year as a... Read More

International Collaboration Seen As Key to Future Space Exploration
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International Collaboration Seen As Key to Future Space Exploration
2019-03-29 23:33:10
by HJ Mai

When Vice President Mike Pence announced earlier this week that the United States plans to put astronauts back on the moon within five years, he appealed to America’s competitive spirit by declaring a new space race against U.S. adversaries China... Read More

NASA Cancels First All-Female Spacewalk for an Odd Reason
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NASA Cancels First All-Female Spacewalk for an Odd Reason

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The first all-female spacewalk — featuring a graduate from N.C. State University — has been canceled by NASA for an odd reason. They couldn’t find a space suit the right size in the closets of the International... Read More

New Horizons' Rendezvous With Ultima Thule Went Off Without a Hitch, NASA Says
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New Horizons' Rendezvous With Ultima Thule Went Off Without a Hitch, NASA Says

Four billion miles from Earth, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sped past a small, cold Kuiper Belt object known as Ultima Thule Monday night, collecting data on the most distant world ever visited by humankind. The flyby... Read More

For the First Time, a NASA Spacecraft Has Arrived at an Asteroid — With Plans to Get Samples
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For the First Time, a NASA Spacecraft Has Arrived at an Asteroid — With Plans to Get Samples

After two years of traveling millions of miles through the solar system, a small spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral is reaching its destination: an asteroid that could unlock the truth about the origin of life. The... Read More

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