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One of America's First Astronauts, Scott Carpenter, Dies at Age 88

NASA astronaut Scott Carpenter during a suiting exercise in 1962. Photo Credit: NASA

One of America’s first NASA astronauts, Scott Carpenter, has died at age 88 from complications related to a stroke he suffered one month ago. The former Naval aviator and aquanaut, and one of NASA’s original seven Mercury astronauts, passed away today at a hospice [...]

Flashbacks to Apollo: Navy's USS Arlington Recovers Orion Crew Module During Test

Photo Credit: NASA / Dave Bowman

Sailors (and guests, courtesy of a NASA Social) got to experience a touch of Apollo’s golden days on Thursday, Aug. 15, as a strangely familiar sight bobbed in the water near Norfolk Naval Station’s Pier 12. On this day, NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, which is a 16-foot, [...]

Lockheed-Martin Completes MUOS Waveform to Improve Secure Communications Capabilities

Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 8, 2013 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has completed and delivered the software waveform for the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The new waveform will enable military satellite communications terminal providers to deploy equipment that takes full advantage of enhanced MUOS capabilities.

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Family to honor Neil Armstrong’s wishes for burial at sea.

Kennedy Space Center’s memorial display for Neil Armstrong in theApollo/Saturn V building. Photo Credit AmericaSpace Julian Leek.

Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon when he set his foot down in an area known as the Sea of Tranquility. Now his body will be returned back to the sea here [...]

Retired NASA Astronaut Alan Poindexter Killed in Jet Ski Accident

Alan Poindexter inside the Cupola onboard the International Space Station during shuttle Discovery's STS-131 mission - which he commanded - in 2010. Photo Credit: NASA

Alan Poindexter inside the Cupola onboard the International Space Station during shuttle Discovery's STS-131 mission – which he commanded – in 2010. Photo Credit: NASA

United States Navy Captain and retired NASA Astronaut Alan Poindexter lost his life Sunday in a tragic jet ski accident near Little Sabine Bay off Pensacola Beach, Florida.  A [...]

MUOS-1 Ready For Second Round Of Launch Attempts

Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Images taken at the launch pad yesterday with the Atlas-V that will launch MUOS-1 into orbit.  After being scrubbed by bad weather twice last week the vehicle is ready to try again today at 5:15 p.m. EST.  The weather forecast calls for a 80% chance of favorable conditions at liftoff [...]