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Next Launch TMA-16M on a Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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27 Mar 15 19:42:59 GMT
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Curiosity's Parachute Captured Flapping in the Martian Breeze

NASA has compiled a series of images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera to show Curiosity’s used parachute flapping in the Martian wind. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

The imaging specialists that allow us to see what spacecraft are doing on far-flung worlds are always coming up with new pictures to bring […]

45th Space Wing's Commander: 'Yes, We Are Still Launching Rockets!'

The commander of the 45th Space Wing, Brigadier General Anthony Cotton, addresses members of the press who attended a media day held by the 45th Space Wing. The media day was held to highlight the heavy workload that the men and women of the Eastern Range have in sending various payloads to orbit. Photo […]

What Does it Take to Photograph Spacecraft in a Clean-Room?

Video courtesy of AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — It isn’t every day that one gets to go into the clean rooms located at Astrotech’s facilities in Titusville, Fla. When a member of the media does so, it’s usually to take images or video of the spacecraft that are processed there. The procedure […]

Canaveral's Hidden Treasure: The Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Public Tour

The United States Air Force offers a free tour to guests that encompasses some of the most historic locations at Cape Canaveral. Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Jason Rhian

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – With the current economic reality, many planning vacations along Florida’s Space Coast are having to scale back their plans. It turns out […]

Looking Back-Looking Forward: 50 Years with NASA

The past year saw NASA move away from the space shuttle program, continue its exploration efforts, and pursue paths that would return crews to deep space exploration missions. Images Courtesy of NASA and Wired4Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – For the past 50 years, NASA has been responsible for achievements in space—and on Earth. In […]

What Would a Mars Base Be Like?

This image depicts what a base on Mars could look like. Image Credit: NASA

Mars is the planet most like Earth in our Solar System. Aside from its lack of air and generally chilly temperatures, it isn’t too unfriendly a place for life. In fact, it may even have had life of its own three […]

Opportunity Completes Cruise at Endeavour Crater

Opportunity has been studying the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars since the rover arrived there in August 2011. This crater spans 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter, or about the same area as the city of Seattle. This is more than 20 times wider than Victoria Crater, the largest impact crater that […]

Russia Filling Void Left by NASA on ExoMars Mission?

The Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, has agreed to pick up where NASA left off in terms of the agreement that the U.S. space agency had with the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission. Image Credit: ESA

Abandoned by NASA, the European Space Agency has begun working with the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, to […]

What has Curiosity Found on Mars?

What has Curiosity found on Mars and what could it mean for the future of planetary exploration? Image Credit: NASA / JPL

Something big could be brewing on the dusty plains of Mars—but NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, located in Pasadena, Calif., is keeping mum as to what that discovery might be. It appears that […]

Curiosity Update: SAM Sniffs Martian Air

Video Courtesy of JPL News 

The Mars Science Laboratory rover “Curiosity” has been actively studying the surface of Mars using the rover’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument. SAM has been studying the Martian atmosphere for signs of life on the Red Planet. 

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