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STS-107: Remembering the accomplishments of the Columbia crew


It was a Space Shuttle mission like none other in the 21st century. It was a mission that went nowhere near the International Space Station or the Hubble…

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STS-51L and STS-107 – Challenger and Columbia: A Legacy Honored


The Space Shuttle Program – in its near 29-years of service to the U.S. and world communities – has seen numerous successes: the Hubble Space Telescope repair missions,…

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SpaceX conducts historic Falcon 9 re-flight with SES-10 – Lands booster again


SpaceX took a step into the future Thursday as it reused – for the first time – a recovered first stage of a previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket. Thursday’s…

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SpaceX debuts Falcon 9 launch from 39A with CRS-10 Dragon mission


SpaceX has conducted its first launch from the Kennedy Space Center since the end of the Space Shuttle program, with a Falcon 9 flying from the historic Launch…

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Falcon 9 conducts static fire test on 39A ahead of CRS-10 launch


A moment nearly six years in the making.  Fire and flame returned to the historic LC-39A launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center as SpaceX conducted the static…

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MAF hit by tornado; all personnel safe as damage assessments begin


NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) has been hit by a tornado in the early afternoon hours of Tuesday.  The immediate extent of damage and injuries is not yet known,…

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Sierra Nevada prepares for spring landing test of Dream Chaser


Continuing on a developmental track as part of its CRS-2 contract award from NASA, the Sierra Nevada Corporation has shipped the Engineering Test Article of their Dream Chaser…

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50 years on, reminders of Apollo 1 beckon a safer future


Fifty years ago Friday, the first – but sadly not the last – fatal spaceflight accident struck NASA when a fire claimed the lives of Virgil “Gus” Grissom,…

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SpaceX looks to historic Pad 39A for Falcon 9 flight operations


Following the loss of its Falcon 9 rocket during a static fire test, SpaceX is deep into a failure investigation process, which includes an assessment of the damage…

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ET-94 arrives into Los Angeles for road trip to California Science Center


External Tank 94 is in the final stretch of its voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana, to its new home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Towed…

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OA-6 Cygnus launched to the ISS via Atlas V


Beginning its sixth flight Tuesday night, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft lifted off atop an Atlas rocket to begin a two-month mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff of…

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CT-2 completes Super Crawler modifications for SLS program


Crawler Transporter 2 (CT-2) has completed all of the necessary modifications to upgrade it to Super Crawler status.  The new Super Crawler is now set to roll out…

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Continuous habitation of ISS: 15 years from Expedition 1


On 2 November 2000, the Expedition 1 crew to the International Space Station docked with the rapidly growing orbital outpost to begin what has become an uninterrupted 15 years of…

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Orbital ATK ramps up Booster production for SLS maiden flight


Orbital ATK is making steady progress on the production of the twin Solid Rocket Boosters that will power NASA’s SLS heavy lift rocket on its maiden voyage in…

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Pegasus barge completes refits for SLS transportation role


NASA’s veteran Pegasus barge – used to transport Space Shuttle External Tanks from Louisiana to Florida – has completed refit operations in Louisiana for its critical role in…

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Safety first: Ten years since STS-114’s return to flight misssion


Ten years ago today, the Space Shuttle Discovery left the Kennedy Space Center on STS-114. The flight, filled with hopes, aspirations, and emotions, marked the first step in returning the Shuttle to…

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Returning the Shuttle to flight: STS-114’s evolution from Columbia


STS-114 was the Shuttle mission that returned NASA to active flight status following the tragic loss of Columbia. But STS-114, more than any other flight of its time,…

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TRMM spacecraft completes destructive re-entry over South Indian Ocean


A long-serving Earth observation satellite has succumb to a fiery demise via an uncontrolled destructive re-entry on Tuesday. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) spacecraft – a joint mission…

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Stennis fires up RS-25 engine as Shuttle veterans prepare for SLS role


With three years to go until the debut launch of the Space Launch System (SLS), RS-25 engine E0525 conducted its third SLS-related firing this week, part of a…

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NASA evaluating CCP Loss Of Crew and Mishap procedures


NASA’s transition from the Space Shuttle to the commercial crew vehicles will dramatically improve crew safety parameters relating to the transportation of astronauts to the International Space Station…