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The opening of the hatch on the Russian Mini Research Module-1, Rassvet ("dawn") highlights the STS-132 crew's seventh day in space. Rassvet is now attached to the International Space Station's Zarya module, where it will help station crew members conduct science research in microgravity. Also, cargo was transferred from space shuttle Atlantis' middeck to the space station.
Topic: What -- Dawn
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An idea born in unsettled times becomes a feat of engineering excellence. The most complex machine ever built to bring humans to and from space and eventually construct the next stop on the road to space exploration.
Jaiwon Shin is the associate administrator for NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington. High-speed research and aircraft icing are Shin's areas of technical expertise. He has been instrumental in restructuring NASA's aeronautics program to focus on fundamental research and better align with plans for the nation's Next Generation Air Transportation System.
Topic: Where -- Washington
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NASA ScienceCasts SMD "Science Mission Directorate" "Science@NASA News" "full Moon" tides perigee "moon myths" "moon illusion" "howling dogs" crime
Topics: What -- Moon, ScienceCasts:, The, Super, Moon, of, May, 2012
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The James Webb Space Telescope's huge primary mirror is made up of 18 smaller mirrors. At NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., "Behind the Webb" looks at their environmental and thermal testing is preparing them the mirrors for the hazards of space.
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On Sept. 11, 2001, NASA astronaut, Frank Culbertson, was the lone American not on the planet. Culbertson and two Russian cosmonauts were orbiting the Earth aboard the International Space Station as members of the Expedition 3 crew. Included is video captured by Culbertson and crew as they flew over New York City just after the attacks on the World Trade Center. Included is additional footage aboard the ISS, as well as interview excerpts of Culbertson's recollections ten years later.
Topics: What -- Earth, Who -- Frank Culbertson, Where -- New York City
A roundtable discussion at NASA's Kennedy Space Center was among a series of similar events held around the agency on Oct. 27 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of human life, work and research on the International Space Station (ISS). Panelists were: Bob Cabana, director, Kennedy Space Center; Josie Burnett, director, ISS and spacecraft processing; Bill Dowdell, deputy director, ISS and spacecraft processing; and David Bethay, director, program management development, The Boeing Company.
The six-member crew of STS-133 now has an official launch date of Nov. 1 for space shuttle Discovery's final flight. The 11-day mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to begin that afternoon at 4:40 pm ET at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Also, NASA scientists find a plethora of useful minerals in lunar soil. Plus, the White House Science Fair, go mobile with Gowalla, Webb passes an important test, aviation unleashed at Langley, and "Mythbusters" visits Glenn.
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NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites have captured images of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which began April 20, 2010, with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil rig. In time lapse, the video reveals a space-based view of the evolution of the oil spill through May 24. The oil slick appears greyish-beige in the image.
Topics: Where -- Gulf of Mexico, What -- Aqua, What -- Terra
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, LRO, has captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of where three Apollo missions were conducted on the moon's surface. The pictures of the Apollo 17, Apollo 14, and Apollo 12 landing sites were taken while LRO was in what's referred to as a "dipping orbit," where the spacecraft was roughly 15 miles above the surface. They reveal the twists and turns of the paths made when the missions' six astronauts explored these areas.
Topics: What -- Apollo 14, What -- Apollo 17, What -- Apollo 12
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When astronaut Tim Kopra was injured in a bicycle accident, astronaut Steve Bowen was assigned to STS-133. With only six weeks until launch, Bowen has been training at the Johnson Space Center for the mission and the two spacewalks he will perform. In this episode of NASA Behind the Scenes, Bowen talks about hearing the news and becoming the first American astronaut to fly back-to-back missions and undergo the shortest training time since Apollo 13.
Topic: What -- Apollo 13
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Three members of the Canadian band Nickelback speak from Mission Control, Houston with astronauts and fans Doug Wheelock and Scott Kelly aboard the International Space Station. Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger and Ryan Peake also toured the Johnson Space Center's Space Vehicle Mockup Facility with veteran astronaut Steve Robinson, and got a ride in NASA's shuttle motion-base simulator. The band, from Hanna, Alberta and now based in Vancouver, B.C., was in Houston for two concert appearances.
Topics: Who -- Scott Kelly, Where -- Vancouver, Where -- Chad
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Dwarf planet Pluto is a world of mystery waiting to be visited for the first time. NASA's New Horizons probe is racing across the solar system for a ground breaking close encounter that could dramatically alter what researchers "know" about Pluto and other small worlds.
Topics: What -- New Horizons, Where -- Pluto
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Did our planet once have two moons? Some researchers say so. Moreover, the missing satellite might still be up there--splattered across the far side of the Moon. NASA's GRAIL mission could help confirm or refute the "two moon" hypothesis.
Topics: What -- Grail, What -- Moon
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Contemplating the ritual of sending Washington a check every April 15, popular Internet vlogger Hank Green of Vlogbrothers explains why he believes NASA is worth every .45 penny of your hard-earned tax dollar.
Topic: Where -- Washington
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NASA unveils its new, online method of taking applications for its Astronaut Class of 2013. The Website is at the Office of Personnel Management's USAJobs.gov. To learn more: www.astronauts.nasa.gov
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Elf 6409EF from Sony Pictures new film, "Arthur Christmas," cites how spinoffs of NASA-developed space technologies are making our lives better here on Earth.
Topic: What -- Earth
The Hubble Space Telescope has confirmed the existence of a giant scorched planet with a tail like a comet. About 153 light years from Earth, this exoplanet (outside our solar system) is so close to its star that one of its years is 3-and-a-half of our days. Also, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy is flying its second series of flight tests to prove its airworthiness for 20 years worth of science gathering. Plus, Girls in Space, Kids to Work, Mars Day, and Crew Visit.
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Sofia, Where -- Mars
Expedition 30 astronauts Dan Burbank and Don Pettit saw and photographed Comet Lovejoy but weren't sure what it was, at first.
Topics: NASA, ISS, Burbank, Pettit, Expedition, 30
Source: http://youtu.be/3SET3iOVw5g
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Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli talked with students at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany about the Mission X Fitness Challenge. More than 3,700 students from more than 25 cities in the United States, Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Colombia, Spain and United Kingdom hosted teams for the first Mission X challenge. Participants completed physical activities modeled after the real-life training requirements of humans traveling in space. Students...
Topics: Where -- Netherlands, Where -- Italy, Where -- France, Where -- United Kingdom, Where -- Austria,...
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TV stations in Binghamton, NY and San Francisco chat with Atlantis crew about STS-135. Pilot Doug Hurley is from the Binghamton area, and the Bay Area is home to Mission Specialist Rex Walheim.
Topic: Who -- Rex Walheim
Plus, mail room mayday, "Launchpad" Emmy and "Take Your Kids to Work Day."
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The Space Shuttle Program Mission Management Team decided to delay by at least one day the launch of shuttle Discovery to begin its 11-day mission to the International Space Station. The Rotating Service Structure will not be retracted tonight. NASA Television will air a news conference at 6:30 p.m. EDT with Mike Moses, prelaunch MMT chair and Mike Leinbach, shuttle launch director. The delay enables engineers more time to evaluate data gathered after irregular electrical readings were received...
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STS-133 Commander Steve Lindsey and his five crew members are interviewed by reporters from CNN, Washington, DC's WTTG, WTSP in Tampa, and L.A.'s KNBC on Flight Day 8.
Topic: Where -- Washington
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The second spacewalk of STS-132 highlighted the mission's Flight Day 6 as Mission Specialists Mike Good and Steve Bowen began the process of replacing batteries on the P6 truss segment of the International Space Station. The task will be completed by Good and Garrett Reisman on the third and final EVA of the mission scheduled for Friday.
Topic: Who -- Garrett Reisman
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The seven astronauts of space shuttle Challenger's STS-51L mission were honored during a remembrance service at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida on Jan. 28, the 25th anniversary of the accident. The public service, held at the Space Mirror Memorial, included speakers June Scobee Rodgers, widow of Commander Dick Scobee, and NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations, Bill Gerstenmaier. Challenger's seven astronauts were lost 73 seconds after liftoff on Jan. 28, 1986. The...
Topics: What -- Challenger, Where -- Florida, Who -- Dick Scobee
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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum discussed the progress of his mission on the orbital laboratory and upcoming launches of the next Russian Progress cargo ship and the next trio of residents for the complex during a pair of in-flight interviews with Space.com and the ABC Radio Network on October 19, 2011.
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The spacecraft carrying Expedition 29 members Mike Fossum, Satoshi Furukawa and Sergei Volkov undocks from the International Space Station as it begins its return to Earth.
Topic: What -- Earth
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The Soyuz spacecraft carrying Expedition 27 crew members Dmitry Kondratyev, Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli undocked from the International Space Station and began its six-hour flight back to Earth.
Topic: What -- Earth
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Flight Day 6 was kick-started for the STS-135 astronauts with a special wake-up message from Elton John and one of the legendary performer's greatest hits. "Rocket Man" debuted around the time of the Apollo 16 mission, which sent men to the moon for the fifth time. The 4-½ minute song, which describes a long-term space bound astronaut's mixed feelings at leaving his family to do his job, has been played to awaken four shuttle crews aboard Discovery and Atlantis. "Rocket...
Topics: What -- Apollo 16, What -- Moon
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For NASA, 2010 was another year of new exploration, exciting discoveries, and important milestones. From spaceflight, to science and technology; from understanding life here on Earth, to where we might find it elsewhere. From protecting our home planet, to inspiring the next generation of explorers.
Topic: What -- Earth
With luminaries from political, science and technology fields looking on, NASA's Deputy Administrator Lori Garver joined U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) for a special dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony of a permanent exhibit of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore.
Topic: Where -- Maryland
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The Moving Beyond Earth gallery at the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum in Washington hosted "From Follow the Water' to 'Seeking Signs of Life.' The two-hour program featured prominent scientists from NASA, the European Space Agency and academia highlighting achievements in Mars exploration, as well as new discoveries anticipated in the years ahead.
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Washington, Where -- Mars
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 25 Flight Engineer Shannon Walker discussed her life and work in orbit with renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson during an in-flight interview Nov. 22 for his syndicated "StarTalk" radio program. Walker will return to Earth Thanksgiving Day with Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and station Commander Doug Wheelock in their Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft for a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan after 5 ½ months in space.‬ ‪
Topics: Where -- Kazakhstan, What -- Earth, Who -- Fyodor Yurchikhin
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In a downlink from the International Space Station, Expedition 28 Flight Engineer Satoshi Furukawa of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, a medical doctor, chatted with children at the Nagano Children's Hospital in Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan on June 23. Furukawa, who provided inspirational words for the hospitalized children, is in the midst of a five-and-a-half month mission on the station.
Topic: Where -- Japan
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A year's worth of collaboration between NASA and U2 both in space and on the Irish rock band's "360" world tour is highlighted in a new video produced by the group. In 2009, U2 approached NASA with the idea to include the crew of the International Space Station in its shows, and the astronauts agreed to participate in this unique experience. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. spoke with the Expedition 20 crew on the space station several times before the astronauts...
Topics: Where -- Japan, Who -- Koichi Wakata, Who -- Frank De Winne, Who -- Gennady Padalka
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The site of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which began April 20, 2010 with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, continues to be monitored daily by NASA satellites. A selection of those images captured over the past year by the MODIS instrument on board NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites have been compiled for this timelapse video.
Topics: Where -- Gulf of Mexico, What -- Aqua, What -- Terra
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STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson and crew are interviewed by Fox News Radio, Oakland, Calif. TV, and WTXF Channel 29 in Ferguson's hometown of Philadelphia.
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A snagged cable stopped Atlantis astronauts today from inspecting the orbiter with laser sensors and a TV camera; instead, the STS-132 crew used a boom-mounted digital camera as a backup. Also, mission managers are concerned about a piece of space debris of unknown origin whose elliptical orbit could bring it near the International Space Station after shuttle Atlantis docks there tomorrow. Commander Ken Ham, Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman, Steve Bowen, Mike Good...
Topics: What -- TV Camera, Who -- Garrett Reisman, Who -- Piers Sellers
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NASA Television's 2011 Happy New Year ID
Topic: What -- Moon
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The Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin is shown launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station. There, Padalka, Acaba and Revin are joining up with their Expedition 31 crewmates already aboard the ISS, Commander Oleg Kononenko, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers; they've been on the outpost...
Topics: What -- Dawn, Who -- Oleg Kononenko, Where -- Kazakhstan, Where -- Vesta, Who -- Gennady Padalka,...
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The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched by the Falcon 9 rocket on May 22 is seen flying under the International Space Station at a distance of about 1.5 miles on May 24. While in this ISS "zone," tests verified rendezvous and communications capabilities between the uncrewed capsule and the orbiting laboratory.
Topics: Space, ISS, Fly, Under
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The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered the youngest known millisecond gamma-ray pulsar in an old globular cluster of stars. A pulsar is a type of neutron star that emits electromagnetic energy at periodic intervals; a millisecond pulsar does soe every one- to ten-milliseconds, or one one-thousandth of a second.. A neutron star is the closest thing to a black hole that astronomers can observe directly, crushing half a million times more mass than Earth into a sphere no larger than a...
Topic: What -- Earth
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In this episode of NASA "Behind the Scenes," Commander Mark Kelly talks about training for the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station and how the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer could unlock secrets of the universe. 134 crew members also describe how the Hubble Space Telescope has set the stage for AMS, and what they anticipate about their upcoming mission, the final flight of space shuttle Endeavour.
Topics: What -- Spectrometer, What -- Space Shuttle Endeavour
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Senator John Glenn, spoke during a NASA Future Forum at the Ohio State University, about the fundamental elements that once made America a leading innovator are their importance to the nation's future. NASA officials, University representatives and students participated in a panel discussion about NASA's role in advancing innovation, technology, science, engineering, education and the economy. The Future Forum coincided with the 50th anniversary of Glenn's historic Friendship 7 space flight....
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A distant world is being hit by solar storms so ferocious, the entire planet is probably enveloped in auroras. Researchers speculate that the display is probably as beautiful as it is terrifying.
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Inside the International Space Station, Expedition 25 commander Doug Wheelock gave a tour of the Russian segment of the orbiting complex, including the Soyuz spacecraft docked there. Wheelock showed off the station's HAM radio, using the call sign "NA1SS," to talk with people on the ground as the station flies overhead at 17,500 miles per hour. Wheelock, and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchickin all will return home to Earth this Thursday, Nov. 25.
Topic: What -- Earth
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The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project, or NPP, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Oct. 28, heralding a new era of climate change science and weather forecasting for the United States.
Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- California
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From 230 miles above the Earth, cameras on the International Space Station capture new views of Hurricane Katia on September 1, 2011 as it moves west across the Atlantic at 10:40 a.m. Eastern packing winds of 75 miles an hour.
Topic: What -- Earth
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A camera mounted on an all-terrain vehicle that was part of the Russian Search and Recovery Forces team in Kazakhstan captured never-before-seen views of the landing of the Expedition 23 crew in the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft east of the town of Dzezhgazkan on June 2, 2010. Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers T.J. Creamer and Soichi Noguchi returned to Earth after 163 days in space.
Topics: Who -- Soichi Noguchi, Where -- Kazakhstan, Where -- Russia, Who -- Oleg Kotov, What -- Earth
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The cable snag that forced STS-132 astronauts to use a backup mode to survey space shuttle Atlantis Thermal Protection System (TPS) is among the topics highlighted on the crews Flight Day 2. Commander Ken Ham, Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman, Steve Bowen, Mike Good and Piers Sellers are scheduled to join up with the Expedition 23 crew on Sunday.
Topics: Who -- Piers Sellers, Who -- Garrett Reisman
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Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, will launch its Dragon spacecraft on its second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services demonstration flight on Feb. 7, 2012. Pending completion of final safety reviews, testing and verification, SpaceX might also send Dragon to rendezvous with the International Space Station. Also, Future Forum; Kepler Confirmation; Two-Wave Tsunami; Cosmic Purgatory; and more.
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The Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Ron Garan and his fellow Expedition 28 flight engineers returned safely to Earth with a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan. Garan and cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko, and Alexander Samokutyaev had been on the International Space Station since April 6. Their journey home was delayed just over a week by the failure of the Progress 44 cargo craft to reach the station. Remaining on the orbiting laboratory is NASA's Mike Fossum and his two Expedition 28/29...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Kazakhstan
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On Dec 10th, sky watchers in the western United States will witness a total lunar eclipse swollen to super-sized proportions by the Moon illusion.
Topic: What -- Moon
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The Progress 39 unpiloted spacecraft carrying food, fuel and other supplies docked to the International Space Station on Sunday, Sept. 12
Topic: What -- Progress 39
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Escorted by a NASA T-38 jet, Space Shuttle Discovery -- atop the NASA 905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, made its much anticipated arrival in the Washington, D.C. metro area. It was the thirty-eighth and final time Discovery has traveled piggyback on the modified Boeing 747 -- and undoubtedly the most anticipated. Onlookers gathered on rooftops, along the National Mall -- wherever they could ... to catch a glimpse of the iconic shuttle as it was flown overhead. After a series of flyovers, The SCA...
Topics: Where -- New York City, Where -- Washington, Where -- Virginia, Where -- California, Where -- Los...
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Aboard the International Space Station, external and crew-tended cameras captured new views of Hurricane Katia and Tropical Storm Nate on September 9, 2011. The video of strengthening Tropical Storm Nate from 230 miles above the Earth was acquired at 10:46 a.m. Eastern time as the system began a slow, drifting northwestward motion over the Bay of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico with winds of 65 miles an hour. Nate was expected to strengthen into a hurricane by September 10 before moving...
Topics: Where -- Gulf of Mexico, What -- Earth, Where -- Bay of Campeche
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Animation depicting the design of NASA's new Space Launch System that will take the agency's astronauts farther into space than ever before, create high-quality jobs here at home, and provide the cornerstone for America's future human space exploration efforts. This new heavy-lift rocket will be America's most powerful since the Saturn V rocket that carried Apollo astronauts to the moon and will launch humans to places no one has gone before.
Topics: Where -- Saturn, What -- Moon
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NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and Johnson Space Center Director Mike Coats visit the Orion facilities inside Johnson's Space Vehicle Mockup Facility on Monday, Sept. 26. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Module is being developed by NASA as the nation's deep space exploration spacecraft. In conjunction with NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), Orion will carry astronauts to asteroids, Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
Topics: What -- Orion, Where -- Mars
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NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden visited the facilities of Space Exploration Technologies in Texas and California following the successful round-trip of the company's Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Dragon demonstrated its ability to maneuver and berth to the ISS, then make its safe return to Earth. Also, chasing dreams at Langley; record-breaking engine test; networking for the future; new site for Curiosity; NuSTAR makes orbit; and more.
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- California, What -- NuSTAR, Where -- Texas, Bolden, Visits, SpaceX, on,...
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Imagery rarely seen by the public that highlights three space shuttle launches is set to music in this special video produced by NASA engineers at the Glenn Research Center.
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How can a world without air have an ionosphere? Somehow the Moon has done it. Lunar researchers have been struggling with this mystery for years, and they may have finally found a solution.
Topic: What -- Moon
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NASA's Kepler Mission has discovered 54 planet candidates that orbit in the habitable zone of their host star; this so-called "Goldilocks" region is "not too hot or too cold, but just right" for the possible existence of liquid water on the surface of a planet. Four of those candidates are near Earth-sized planets in orbit around small, cool stars. The findings, discussed at a news conference held Feb. 2 at NASA Headquarters in Washington, are based on data collected by the...
Topics: Where -- Washington, Where -- NASA Headquarters
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NASA reveals new images and science findings from the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury. The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging, or MESSENGER spacecraft conducted more than a dozen laps through the inner solar system for six years prior to achieving the historic orbit insertion on March 17.
Topics: Where -- Mercury, What -- MESSENGER
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NASA has chosen a landing site inside Gale crater for the Mars Science Laboratory mission, which is scheduled to land on the Red Planet in August 2012. The Mars rover Curiosity will set down at the foot of a mountain of stacked layers and drill into rocks for clues about Mars' environmental history. Gale spans 96 miles (154 kilometers) in diameter and holds a mountain rising higher from the crater floor than Mt. Rainier rises above Seattle. Layering in the mound suggests it is the surviving...
Topics: What -- MSL, Where -- Mars, What -- Crater
The Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft and its booster and were moved to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a railcar April 2 for final preparations before launch April 5, Baiknour time, to the International Space Station. The Soyuz will carry Expedition 27 Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev, NASA Flight Engineer Ron Garan and Russian Flight Engineer Andrey Borisenko to the complex. The trio will spend six months on the station, joining station Commander Dmitry Kondratyev, NASA...
Topic: Where -- Kazakhstan
Also, Journey Complete, and 12,000 Days.
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‪The four-member crew of the final space shuttle mission participated in a full launch dress rehearsal, known as the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, on June 23 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The test provided an opportunity for the crew and ground teams to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization, emergency training and a simulated launch countdown. Atlantis' crew members are Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and...
Topics: What -- Opportunity, Where -- Florida, Who -- Rex Walheim
The Kennedy Space Center hosted several events to celebrate 50 years of Americans in orbit. John Glenn, the first to achieve the goal, made his three-orbit flight in Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962. Three months later, fellow Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter followed Glenn with his flight aboard Aurora 7 on May 24, 1962. Glenn and Carpenter spoke to employees and met with the media sharing stories about their adventures. Glenn also received a congratulatory message from the crew aboard The...
Topics: Where -- Mercury, Where -- Ohio, Who -- Charles Bolden, Who -- Scott Carpenter, What -- Moon,...
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NASA managers say the successful May 6 test of a launch abort system for future human spaceflight missions is a significant step forward in shaping emergency escape systems for crews. The "Pad Abort-1" flight test was conducted at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
Topic: Where -- New Mexico
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Program managers brief the media on the status of STS-133 during the mission's post-launch news conference held Feb. 24 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Space shuttle Discovery and its six-person crew will deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module and Robonaut 2 to the ISS; docking is scheduled for Feb. 26.
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STS-134 Mission Specialist Drew Feustel says working with his hands while growing up around the Motor City has proven helpful in space. Feustel will participate in three of four EVAs, or spacewalks, on Endeavour's upcoming mission to the International Space Station.
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Expedition 24 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker lifted off on their Russian Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft June 15, 2010, at 5:35 p.m. EDT, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch begins a two-day journey to the International Space Station; the trio's spacecraft will dock to the station June 18. Yurchikhin, Wheelock and Walker will spend six months on the complex, complementing the Expedition 24 crew of Alexander Skvortsov,...
Topics: Where -- Kazakhstan, Who -- Fyodor Yurchikhin
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Following their song and wakeup message from Paul McCartney, the STS-135 crew resumed unloading supplies from the Rafaello module to the International Space Station.
NASA transferred title and ownership of space shuttle Endeavour (CSC) during a ceremony Oct. 11 at the center in Los Angeles. The transfer is the first step toward CSC receiving Endeavour in the latter half of 2012. CSC is one of four institutions nationwide to receive a shuttle. After display preparation and post-mission work are complete, NASA will deliver Endeavour on the 747 shuttle carrier aircraft to Los Angeles International Airport. From there, the shuttle will be driven through the...
Topics: Where -- Los Angeles, What -- Space Shuttle Endeavour