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NASA Updates Astronaut Assignments for Boeing Starliner Test Flight Mission to the Space Station

NASA will fly two astronaut test pilots aboard the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test mission to the International Space Station, where they will live and work off the Earth for about two weeks. […]

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NASA, ESA Partner to Establish New Research Group for Mars Sample Return Program

NASA and ESA, its partner in the Mars Sample Return Program, have established a new group of researchers to maximize the scientific potential of Mars rock and sediment samples that would be returned to Earth for in-depth analysis. […]

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NASA’s NuSTAR Mission Celebrates 10 Years Studying the X-Ray Universe

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is turning 10. Launched on June 13, 2012, this space telescope detects high-energy X-ray light and studies some of the most energetic objects and processes in the universe, from black holes devouring hot gas to the radioactive remains of exploded stars. […]

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NASA Provides an Update on TROPICS-1 Mission After Losing Two SubeSats Satellites

While we are disappointed in the loss of the two TROPICS CubeSats, the mission is part of NASA’s Earth Venture program, which provides opportunities for lower-cost, higher-risk missions. […]

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NASA Targeting June 18 for Next Wet Test of SLS Rocket, Orion Spacecraft at KSC

NASA is targeting Saturday, June 18, for the beginning of the next wet dress rehearsal test of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with tanking operations on Monday, June 20. […]

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WATCH: NASA to Launch 6 Small Satellites to Monitor, Study Tropical Cyclones

NASA is launching the first two of six small satellites no earlier than June 12 that will study the formation and development of tropical cyclones almost every hour – about four to six times more often than is possible with current satellites. […]

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NASA Postpones SpaceX Cargo Mission to Space Station, Astronauts to Conduct Spacesuit Work

NASA and SpaceX are standing down from this week’s Falcon 9 launch of the CRS-25 cargo mission to the International Space Station. Officials from NASA and SpaceX met today to discuss an issue identified over the weekend and the best path forward. […]

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NASA Astronomers Select New Instruments for Priority Artemis Science on Moon

Adding to the growing list of commercial deliveries slated to explore more of the Moon than ever before, under Artemis, NASA has selected two new science instrument suites, including one that will study the mysterious Gruithuisen Domes for the first time. […]

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NASA Partners with Axiom Space, Collins Aerospace to Advance New Spacewalking, Moonwalking Services

NASA has selected Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace to advance spacewalking capabilities in low-Earth orbit and at the Moon, by buying services that provide astronauts with next-generation spacesuit and spacewalk systems to work outside the International Space Station, explore the lunar surface on Artemis missions, and prepare for human missions to Mars. […]

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Prepares to Observe ‘Super-Earths’ Size, Rocky Composition

With its mirror segments beautifully aligned and its scientific instruments undergoing calibration, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is just weeks away from full operation. […]

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NASA to Support Small Business Research to Power Future Space Exploration

NASA has selected hundreds of small businesses and dozens of research institutions to develop technology to help drive the future of space exploration, ranging from novel sensors and electronics to new types of software and cutting-edge materials. […]

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WATCH: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Captures Dramatic Video of Record Flight

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s black-and-white navigation camera has provided dramatic video of its record-breaking 25th flight, which took place on April 18. […]

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NASA to Pick Next Generation of Artemis Mission Spacesuits for Moonwalking, Spacewalking

NASA will announce on June 1, that the company, or companies, selected to move forward in developing the next generation of spacesuits for Artemis missions at the Moon and the International Space Station during an event at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. […]

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NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program’s Solar Sail Could Take Science to New Destinations

As NASA’s exploration continues to push boundaries, a new solar sail concept selected by the agency for development toward a demonstration mission could carry science to new destinations. […]

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NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Director David McBride to Retire After 35 Years of Service

David McBride, director of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, announced plans to retire on June 30 after 35 years of service to the agency. He began his career at NASA as an intern. […]

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NASA Astronauts Welcome Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Uncrewed Spacecraft to International Space Station

Astronauts living aboard the International Space Station opened the hatch for the first time to Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft at 12:04 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 21, on uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2. […]

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