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Japan's White Stork Soars as HTV-4 Rockets into Orbit

Video courtesy of NASA Television

Two weeks after the metaphorical bird brought joy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a high-tech stork of a different kind is presently winging its way to the International Space Station, following a smooth liftoff from the Tanegashima Space Center. The Japan Aerospace [...]

NASA to Provide European Space Agency Ingredients for its JUICE

NASA will be contributing to the European Space Agency’s JUICE mission to the icy worlds of Jupiter. Image Credit: ESA

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission will gain three key contributions from NASA. The mission, slated to launch in 2022, is set to explore the gas giant as well [...]

Missions to Watch in 2013

The International Space Station is going to be a busy place in 2013. Photo Credit: NASA

With Curiosity’s landing on Mars and SpaceX’s multiple missions to the International Space Station, 2012 was a good year for spaceflight. And while we might not see the same level of historic or flagship missions fly this year, [...]

HTV-3 Experiences Anomaly After Leaving ISS

Photo Credit: NASA

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) HTV-3 “Kounotori” spacecraft was released by the International Space Station’s (ISS) Canadarm 2 robotic arm on time at 11:50 a.m. EDT – shortly afterward things, in the parlance of engineers, went “off-nominal” with the cargo vessel entering into a ACU (Abort Control Unit) abort.

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