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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…

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….

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…

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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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…

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…

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…

Atlas V finally launches with MUOS – Centaur celebrates milestone


United Launch Alliance’s Altas V has launched at the third attempt on Friday at 5:15pm Eastern, lofting the first of five U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)…

Enabling the future: NASA call for exploration revolution via NIAC concepts


NASA’s Space Technology Program announced on Monday they are looking for what they describe as “far-out” concepts and ideas, as part of the Agency’s NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts…

SLS capability touted for Europa Lander capability, Enceladus sample return


As the Space Launch System (SLS) teams head into their first full year since the vehicle was finally announced, fascinating – albeit well into the future – Exploration…

Year in Review – Part 1: NASA’s planetary probes dominate in 2011


It was an interesting year for NASA as the 2011 calendar brought about the retirement of the iconic Space Shuttle fleet, the completion of the USOS segment of…

Atlas V launches NASA’s MSL Rover ahead of journey to Mars


NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory has begun its mission to the Red Planet Saturday, with a launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Liftoff from Space Launch…

Curiosity/Atlas V teams set for holiday weekend launch to Mars


Set to return NASA on course to Mars, the Mars Science Laboratory, known colloquially as the Curiosity rover, stands ready with its Atlas V rocket for a Thanksgiving…

ULA Atlas V launches NASA’s Juno on a path to Jupiter


United Launch Alliance (ULA) have launched their Atlas V carrying NASA’s Juno probe on its way to Jupiter on Friday. The liftoff of the flagship mission was delayed by…