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Next Launch CRS-5 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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6 Jan 15 11:18:00 GMT
6 Jan 15 6:18:00 EST

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'This Is a New Era of Spaceflight': Shuttle Astronauts Usher In the Orion Program

NASA’s Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier, Orion Program Manager Mark Geyer, Lockheed Martin’s Orion Program Leader Mike Hawes, and NASA’s astronaut representative to the Orion program Rex Walheim pose after yesterday’s successful Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) mission. Walheim discussed lessons learned from the shuttle era that can be applied […]

The 'MAHRSI Football' and Shuttle-Mir: 20 Years Since Atlantis' Return to Space (Part 2)

Beautiful view of the ATLAS-3 instruments aboard Atlantis’ payload bay during STS-66. Photo Credit: NASA

Twenty years ago, this week, the Space Station era began in earnest with the return to flight of Shuttle Atlantis, following a lengthy period of refurbishment. Since her STS-46 mission in July 1992, she had undergone many modifications to […]

'Back to the Skies': 20 Years Since Atlantis' Return to Space (Part 1)

STS-66 signed crew portrait, sent to the author by Commander Don McMonagle (seated at right). He was joined on the crew by (from left) Jean-Francois Clervoy, Scott Parazynski, Curt Brown, Joe Tanner and Ellen Ochoa. Photo Credit: NASA/Ben Evans personal collection

Twenty years ago, this week, the Space Station era began in earnest with […]

2012: The Year of the NASA Parody Video

Video courtesy of ReelNASA

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If this is true, NASA, and those that follow the space agency’s efforts, have flattered many hit songs from 2012. South Korean rapper PSY, LMFAO, and Melbourne Metro have all had their tracks modified to tell […]

'Johnson Style' - NASA Parody Video of Psy's 'Gangnam Style'

Video courtesy of ReelNASA 

The South Korean musician PSY’s pop single “Gangnam Style” has been such a smash hit that even NASA has taken notice—and produced a parody. Dubbed “NASA Johnson Style” the nearly four-minute video details much of the Johnson Space Center’s current and future efforts.

The producers of the […]

NASA Leadership to Change at Two of Agency's Centers

Two of NASA’s centers will undergo changes to leadership in the coming year. Johnson Space Center will see former astronaut Michael Coats retire and another veteran astronaut, Ellen Ochoa, take his place. Over at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, Ramon Lugo will also be retiring and will be replaced by James M. Free. Photo Credit: […]