Category: NASA & Space News

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Targeted for 5:04 p.m. ET Today at Cape Canaveral

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, June 29 for launch of SES-22 to a geosynchronous transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. […]

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NASA, SpaceX Adjust Target Launch Date for Resupply Mission to Space Station to July 14

NASA and SpaceX now are targeting no earlier than Thursday, July 14, for the launch of the CRS-25 commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. […]

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NASA’s Uncrewed Northrop Grumman Cygnus Spacecraft Set for Departure from International Space Station

Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station on Tuesday, June 28, more than four months after delivering 8,300 pounds of supplies, scientific investigations, commercial products, hardware, and other cargo to the orbiting laboratory for NASA. […]

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NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day Containing Whirlpool Galaxy Recognized for Decades of Outreach

On June 16, 1995, when the World Wide Web was young, two gamma-ray astronomers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, launched a website with a simple aim – to post a daily astronomical image along with a brief, easily understood explanation. […]

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Teams Complete Artemis I Booster Test, Rocket Will Return to Vehicle Assembly Building at KSC This Week

Over the weekend, teams successfully conducted a test of the thrust vector control system on each of the twin solid rocket boosters of the Space Launch System for Artemis I while the rocket remains at Launch Pad 39B. […]

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NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Spots Rocket Impact Site on Moon

Astronomers discovered a rocket body heading toward a lunar collision late last year. Impact occurred on March 4, with NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter later spotting the resulting crater. […]

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NASA CAPSTONE Mission to Moon Set to Launch from New Zealand on June 27

NASA’s Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE), is the first spacecraft to fly a specific unique lunar orbit ahead of future missions with a crew. CAPSTONE is targeted to launch no earlier than Monday, June 27, aboard a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from the company’s Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand. […]

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NASA Announces Launch Delay for Psyche Asteroid Mission, Will Not Make 2022 Launch Attempt

NASA announced Friday that the Psyche asteroid mission, the agency’s first mission designed to study a metal-rich asteroid, will not make its planned 2022 launch attempt. […]

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STEM Students From Around the Nation Compete in NASA’s LUNABOTICS Challenge

More than 30 one-of-a-kind robots mined simulated lunar regolith during NASA’s LUNABOTICS 2022 challenge, May 23 through 27, at the Center for Space Education near the agency’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. […]

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Three Space Explorers Inducted into Astronaut Hall of Fame at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

The Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction served as the backdrop for the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony June 11 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Beneath Atlantis, former astronauts Chris Ferguson, David Leestma, and Sandra Magnus were inducted as the class of 2022. This year’s induction brings the total number of AHOF members to 105. […]

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NASA Extends Mission Timeline for InSight Lander to Maximize Exploration On Mars

As the power available to NASA’s InSight Mars lander diminishes by the day, the spacecraft’s team has revised the mission’s timeline in order to maximize the science they can conduct. […]

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Hydrogen Valve Leak Foils Critical ‘Wet Dress’ Rehearsal of Massive Artemis I Moon Rocket

The Artemis I wet dress rehearsal ended today at 7:37 p.m. EDT at T-29 seconds in the countdown. During propellant loading operations earlier in the day, launch controllers encountered a hydrogen leak in the quick disconnect that attaches an umbilical from the tail service mast on the mobile launcher to the rocket’s core stage. […]

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SUMMER IS HERE: First Day of Summer Kicks Off Today with June Solstice

The June solstice gives us the green light to welcome the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere and winter season in the Southern Hemisphere. This happens June 21, 2021, at 03:32 UTC, but for us in North America, that’s June 20 at 10:32 p.m. CDT (UTC-5). […]

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WATCH LIVE: Wet Dress Rehearsal for Artemis I Mission Underway at Kennedy Space Center

The launch control team is filling the Space Launch System’s interim cryogenic propulsion stage (ICPS) with liquid hydrogen (LH2) followed by liquid oxygen (LOX) loading. […]

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