Category: NASA & Space News

U.S. Senate Confirms Former Space Shuttle Astronaut Pam Melroy as NASA Deputy Administrator

The following are statements from Pam Melroy and Administrator Bill Nelson on Thursday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Melroy as deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. […]

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WATCH: Lockheed Martin-Built Next Generation GPS III Satellite Propels Itself to Orbit

The fifth Global Positioning System III satellite designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is now headed to its orbit 12,550 miles above the earth. […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

SpaceX is targeting Thursday for Falcon 9’s launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle 05 mission from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. […]

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U.S. Space Force Global Positioning System III Rocket Rolls Out to Launch Complex-40

The U.S. Space Force’s newest Global Positioning System III Space Vehicle 05 rolled out to Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex-40 overnight, June 16. […]

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NASA, Boeing Progress Toward July 30 Launch at Kennedy Space Center of Second Starliner Flight Test

NASA and Boeing are continuing preparations ahead of Starliner’s second uncrewed flight to prove the system can safely carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. […]

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Brazil Signs Artemis Accords, Becoming 12th Nation to Sign On for Lunar Mission

Brazil is the latest country to sign the Artemis Accords, affirming its commitment to ensuring sustainable space exploration that adheres to a common set of principles benefiting all of humanity. […]

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WATCH: Minotaur 1 Rocket Launches from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia supported the launch of a Minotaur I rocket today at 9:35 a.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0B on Wallops Island. […]

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WATCH: Backbone of NASA’s Moon Rocket Joins Boosters for Artemis I Mission at Kennedy Space Center

The core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for NASA’s Artemis I mission has been placed on the mobile launcher in between the twin solid rocket boosters inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. […]

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U.S. Space Force Encapsulates GPS III SV-05 Satellite Within Payload Ahead of SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch June 17

The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Lockheed Martin-built GPS III Space Vehicle 05 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations Florida facility on June 9 in preparation for its upcoming launch scheduled for June 17, 2021, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. […]

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Florida Power & Light Company Opens Discovery Solar Energy Center at Kennedy Space Center

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), joined by NASA, state and local officials, today commissioned the FPL Discovery Solar Energy Center – one of the company’s most visible solar energy centers in the state. […]

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THIS WEEK @NASA: Progress Preparing the Artemis I Moon Rocket, Juno’s Flyby Images of Ganymede

Making progress on our Artemis Moon rocket, images from a close encounter with a Jovian moon, and a ring of fire for our Moon … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! […]

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NASA Seeks Proposals for Upcoming Private Astronaut Missions to International Space Station

NASA is seeking proposals for two new private astronaut missions to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s efforts to open space to more people than ever before. […]

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