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Into the unknown: Voyager 1 begins interstellar space adventure


The hotly contested question has been answered: Voyager 1 is humanity’s first object to enter interstellar space. The historic announcement came from NASA after a year of review…

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Voyager 1’s great escape: The search for interstellar space


Like its sister probe Voyager 2, the Voyager 1 spacecraft has been an instrumental force in our continued push to gain a better understanding of our solar system….

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Thirty-four years after launch, Voyager 2 continues to explore


On August 20, 1977, the intrepid spacecraft Voyager 2 launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL on what was supposed to be only a four year…

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The Voyagers: An unprecedented on-going mission of exploration


The Voyager spacecraft – NASA’s longest operational interplanetary probes – are about to enter their 34th year of operation, as they continue their sail out of the confines of…

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ULA Atlas V successfully launches with GPS IIF-8 satellite


In what is proving to be a dramatic week for space flight, United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket made its fiftieth flight on Wednesday, tasked with orbiting the…

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ULA Atlas V successfully launches secretive CLIO mission


United Launch Alliance launched an Atlas V rocket Tuesday evening, carrying into orbit a classified payload called CLIO for an undisclosed agency of the United States government. The…

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Earth’s Deep Space explorers – Global fleet hitting milestones


Deep Space spacecraft from the USA, Europe and India are all pressing through their mission milestones. India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is less than a month away from…

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ULA Atlas V successfully launches GPS IIF-7 satellite


The third GPS launch of 2014 took place on Friday evening, with the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V lofting the GPS IIF-7 satellite into space. Liftoff from…

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NASA and ESA’s Cassini spacecraft marks 10 years at Saturn


Ten years ago today (Monday, June 30), NASA made history as the Cassini spacecraft became the first human-made satellite of Saturn – beginning an orbital tenure that has…

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ULA’s Atlas V launches with the NROL-33 military spacecraft


A National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) military payload rode into orbit atop the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket on Thursday. Liftoff of the NROL-33 mission from Cape…

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Following the decadal survey: NASA focus on Europa mission


In what is a significant step forward in planning for a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, NASA has released a Request for Information to the science and engineering…

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MAVEN thumbs up following checkout en route to Mars


NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided an encouraging report card on the initial status of its array of instrumentation, as it continues its journey to…

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Year in Review (Part I): Unmanned probes reach new milestones in 2013


The 2013 year was another busy and productive year for NASA and the world’s space agencies. As with 2012, robotic exploration of the solar system and, for the…

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Atlas V launches MAVEN en route to Martian adventure


NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has begun its journey to Mars following its launch atop the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket Monday. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch…

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ULA Atlas V launches with AEHF-3 satellite


United Launch Alliance are conducting its seventy-fifth launch Wednesday morning, with the Atlas V tasked with deploying the AEHF-3 satellite for the US Air Force. Liftoff from Cape…

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MSFC Director: Commercial Space should be serious about Huntsville


Recently appointed Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Director Patrick Scheuermann believes there is a buoyant future for the Alabama facility, citing the Center’s role with the Space Launch…

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Year in review (Part II) – Through the solar system and beyond


For NASA’s unmanned explorers, 2012 was an astonishing year filled with discoveries and observations inside our solar system, at the outer reaches of our solar system, and in…

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Year in Review (Part I) – Mars exploration dominates a year of redefinition


The year 2012 was a year like none other for NASA, one dominated not by human spaceflight activities but by redefinition. That redefinition saw the prominent rise of…

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ULA Atlas V marks 50th EELV launch by lofting NROL-38 uphill


United Launch Alliance (ULA) have launched their Atlas V on Wednesday morning – marking the 50th EELV mission – carrying the NROL-38 payload for the US National Reconnaissance…

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ULA Atlas V successfully launches at the second attempt with AEHF-2


The United Launch Alliance Atlas V has successfully launched the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEFH-2) communications satellite into orbit for the United States Air Force. Lift-off from…