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NASA’s Mission Control Restores Space Station Cooling Systems Following Christmas Eve Spacewalk

December 25th, 2013

  NASA’s Mission Control focused Christmas Day activities on restoring thermal control systems aboard the six person International Space Station to normal operations. Those efforts were to be followed by a return of powered equipment throughout the six person orbiting research lab to action, including science experiments that were suspended when a flow control valve […]

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Curiosity Mars Rover: Mountain Viewing

November 30th, 2013

NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars is busy surveying its surroundings. The rover is driving from a flatter area where it worked for several months after landing in 2012 to the slopes of a mountain 3 miles (5 kilometers) high, Mount Sharp. Pressing forward, Curiosity is due to drive through the newly named “Murray Buttes” (named […]

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European Space Agency

Multi-national Space Station Crew Safe on Earth

November 11th, 2013

U.S., European and Russian astronauts descended safely to Earth late Sunday, ending a 166 day mission to the International Space Station that drew to a close with a celebration of the 2014 Winter Games scheduled for Sochi, Russia.   The Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, of […]

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Commercial Space

Orbital Sciences Poised to Become 2nd Commercial Space Station Resupply Service

October 22nd, 2013

The Orbital Sciences Corps’ Cygnus re-supply capsule departed the International Space Station early Tuesday, lining up the Dulles, Va., based company to become the International Space Station’s second U. S. commercial re-supply service. SpaceX, of Hawthorne, Calif., became the first in 2012. Orbital Sciences is preparing to launch the company’s first cargo mission to the […]

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Exploration

Neil Armstrong Rembered at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

June 21st, 2013

Family, friends and those who worked along side Neil Armstrong paid tribute to the Apollo 11 commander at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday and dedicated a native Live Oak to his memory. The first human to step to the surface of another planetary body died Aug. 25, 2012 in Cincinnati following heart […]

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