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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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NASA's Orion Sees Flawless Fairing Separation in Second Test

The three panel or fairings encapsulating a stand-in for Orion’s service module successfully detach during a test Nov. 6, 2013 at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Sunnyvale, Calif. Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

The three massive panels protecting a test version of NASA’s Orion multipurpose crew vehicle successfully fell away from the spacecraft Wednesday in a […]

Retro Space Images: Getting Ready for Apollo 13 Launch

Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

All Smiles to Start With: Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise is relaxed and ready as he and fellow astronauts Jim Lovell and Jack Swigert prepare for launch on April 11, 1970, from the Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A. The planned third U.S. manned landing on the […]

NASA, International Community United in Support of Bold Space Exploration Program

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Tuesday formally welcomed the eight newest candidates to the astronaut corps and unveiled a space exploration roadmap that makes clear the global community is working together on a unified deep space exploration strategic plan, with robotic and human missions to destinations that include near-Earth asteroids, the […]

NASA Aircraft Take to Skies over Houston for Air Pollution Study

Image Credit: NASA

A multi-year NASA science mission soon will be airborne over Houston to help scientists measure and forecast air quality from space.

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Communications Lost With International Space Station - UPDATE

Photo Credit: NASA

At approximately 9:45 a.m. EST Tuesday, February 19, 2013, the International Space Station lost communications with the ground. During this period, flight controllers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, were updating software aboard the space station’s flight computers. As this was happening, one of the station’s data relay systems […]

NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Arrives In Florida For Shuttle Endeavour's Departure

 

NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) executes a ‘crabbing’ maneuver due to high crosswinds, before lining up with the runway. Photo Credit: Julian Leek/Blue Sawtooth Studios

NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft arrived at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida earlier this afternoon after a 6-hour cross-country flight from Edwards Air Force Base […]

Houston’s Mayor – Commercial Launchers Not Yet Ready For Human Flight

Houston Mayor Anisse Parker

Houston’s newly elected Mayor, Annise Parker, wrote President Obama on March 5th expressing her opposition to the Administration’s plans for NASA.

Her letter is a well-argued critique of why the Administration’s plans for NASA will take the agency, and our human space flight program, down the wrong path. While the […]