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United Launch Alliance Atlas V Successfully Launches Mars 2020 Mission for NASA

Launch Marks ULA’s 20th Mission to the Red PlanetA United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Mars 2020 mission with the Perseverance rover for NASA, lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on July 30 at 7:50 a.m. EDT. ULA and its heritage rockets have launched every U.S. led mission to Mars, beginning in the 1960s. The launch of ...

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Watch: NASA and ULA Launch New Mission to Mars

NASA is set to launch its Perseverance Rover and Ingenuity Helicopter to Mars on Thursday. The Rover will head to space aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket then continue to Mars with expected arrival in February 2021. The launch is scheduled for 7:50 a.m. EDT. Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN is available ...

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Virgin Galactic To Develop Private Astronaut Program And Space Station Transport Under NASA Deal

Virgin Galactic and NASA have announced a deal Monday marking the beginning of a program to send private citizens into space. The Space Act Agreement will enable private citizens to purchase trips to the International Space Station (ISS), the press release said. The program may also lead to private citizens conducting commercial research on the International Space Station. “This program ...

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Watch: President Trump Delivers Remarks at Kennedy Space Center – 5/30/20

President Donald Trump delivers remarks after the second attempt at launching the first manned space mission from the U.S. in over a decade. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit our syndication page for details ...

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Watch: SpaceX to Make Second Attempt at First Manned Mission to Space from U.S. Soil in Over a Decade – 5/30/20

After standing down from launch on Saturday, May 27 due to weather, SpaceX is now targeting Saturday, May 30 for Falcon 9’s launch of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft will return ...

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Scrubbed: SpaceX Launch Attempt of First Manned Mission from U.S. in More Than a Decade – 5/27/20

SpaceX was targeting Wednesday, May 27 for Falcon 9’s launch of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The flight was scrubbed due to weather and will be rescheduled for May 30, 2020. The instantaneous launch window opens at 4:33 p.m. EDT, or 20:33 UTC, with backup instantaneous launch ...

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Canceled: President Trump Delivers Remarks at Kennedy Space Center – 5/27/20

President Donald Trump had planned to deliver remarks from the Kennedy Space Center just after SpaceX and NASA scrubbed the launch of the first manned space mission from U.S. soil in over a decade due to weather. The speech and the launch were both canceled due to weather. The president is scheduled to speak at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Content created ...

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch Solar Orbiter for NASA and ESA

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Feb. 7, 2020) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the Solar Orbiter mission, an international cooperative mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. The launch is on track for Feb. 9 at Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Launch is ...

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NASA Announces Finalists in Competition to Build Shelters On Mars

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced on Thursday the three final teams who will compete for the privilege of completing a project tasking them with building shelters that will make life habitable on Mars and the moon. NASA, on Thursday, named the top three finalists in its 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, CNN reported Monday. Three teams were selected out of ...

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SpaceX Sends Dragon Crew Capsule to Space Station and Back [Video]

The ability for the United States to send its astronauts into space ended with the shuttle program in 2011, but SpaceX, in partnership with NASA, will be one step away from fixing that on Saturday. More than seven years after Shuttle Atlantis completed the program’s last mission, America has a new way to transport humans to the International Space Station: ...

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Remembering One Of NASA’s Greatest Tragedies, 33 Years Later

America’s space program suffered arguably one of the worst incidents in space history 33 years ago on Jan. 28, 1986 and it unfolded right in front of millions of school children. Teachers across the nation displayed the Challenger space shuttle launch in their classrooms for students to bear witness to NASA’s first ever Teacher in Space Project, in which Christa McAuliffe, ...

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NASA Begins America’s New Moon to Mars Exploration Approach in 2018

NASA welcomed a new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, deputy administrator, Jim Morhard, and chief financial officer, Jeff DeWit, in 2018. Their focus is on firmly establishing the groundwork to send Americans back to the Moon sustainably, with plans to use the agency’s lunar experience to prepare to send astronauts to Mars. “Our agency’s accomplishments in 2018 are breathtaking. We’ve inspired the world and created ...

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NASA to send three astronauts to International Space Station Monday [video]

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Three space travelers, including two astronauts on their first flight, are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Monday, Dec. 3 for a six-and-a-half month mission. Live coverage will air on NASA Television, the agency’s website and in the stream below. At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Anne McClain of NASA, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, and Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos are preparing to launch aboard the Soyuz MS-11 ...

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Watch: NASA engineers successfully land InSight robotic spacecraft on Mars

See inside mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as signals return from the InSight mission as it lands on Mars. Landing commentary includes interviews with team members. The InSight probe spent seven months on its journey from Earth and today it will undergo a harrowing 6-minute trip from entry to landing during which several critical maneuvers must go exactly ...

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