Category: NASA & Space News

Retired Astronaut Bob Crippen on the 40th Anniversary of STS-1, Beginning of the Shuttle Program

The Space Shuttle Columbia began a new era of human spaceflight when STS-1 lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 12, 1981, for the inaugural flight of the nation’s Space Shuttle Program. […]

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Flight Delayed to No Earlier than Wednesday, April 14

Based on data from the Ingenuity Mars helicopter that arrived late Friday night, NASA has chosen to reschedule the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s first experimental flight to no earlier than April 14. […]

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THIS WEEK @NASA: President Biden Funding Request for NASA, OSIRIS-REx Completes Final Tour of Asteroid Bennu

The President’s funding request for NASA, preparing for first flight on another world, and a new crew heads to the space station … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! […]

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to Make Humanity’s First Flight Attempt on Sunday

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is two days away from making humanity’s first attempt at the powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. […]

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NASA Mourns the Passing of Astronaut Philip K. Chapman, Member of Astronaut Group 6

NASA is saddened by the death of Apollo-era astronaut Philip K. Chapman. He was selected in August 1967 to be a member of Astronaut Group 6, who were primarily scientists rather than pilots. […]

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U.S. Space Systems Command Geared to Deliver Swift, Responsive Space Capabilities

The Space Force released the organizational structure for its new Space Systems Command on Thursday. The Command is set to officially stand up in summer 2021 once all required conditions are met to re-designate the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, as SSC headquarters. […]

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Mission to ISS Set for April 22 from LC 39A at KSC

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station on a Falcon 9 rocket, is targeted for no earlier than Thursday, April 22, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County. […]

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Completes Final Tour of Asteroid Bennu, Grabs Sample of Asteroid

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx completed its last flyover of Bennu around 6 a.m. EDT (4 a.m. MDT) April 7 and is now slowly drifting away from the asteroid; however, the mission team will have to wait a few more days to find out how the spacecraft changed the surface of Bennu when it grabbed a sample of the asteroid. […]

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WATCH: NASA’s Hubble Astronomers Discover Pair of Quasars Among Merging Galaxies

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is “seeing double.” Peering back 10 billion years into the universe’s past, Hubble astronomers found a pair of quasars that are so close to each other they look like a single object in ground-based telescopic photos, but not in Hubble’s crisp view. […]

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Weather Conditions 90-Percent Favorable For Wednesday’s SpaceX Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral

The latest weather report from the 45th Weather Squadron shows conditions are 90-percent favorable for tomorrow’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch carrying a Starlink mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. […]

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Expedition 65 Crew, NASA’s Mark Vande Hei Poised to Launch From Kazakhstan April 9 to Space Station

Three space travelers, including NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, are poised to launch Friday, April 9, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station. […]

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Launch Viewing Opportunity at Kennedy Space Center for SpaceX Crew-2 Mission Launch on April 22

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a limited amount of tickets for those who want to watch the launch from a unique point of view from Apollo/Saturn V Center.  […]

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