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Below you’ll find news and events related to our deep space mission and the progress that will enable us to get there.

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Space Launch System Monthly Accomplishments – May 2014

June 1st, 2014

SLS will have the largest cryogenic fuel tanks ever used on a rocket. Stands to test the tanks and other hardware to ensure that these huge structures can withstand the incredible stresses of launch will be built at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

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NASA, Orion & SLS land in NYC for World Science Festival

May 19th, 2014

The World Science Festival’s signature event is an annual celebration and exploration of science that launched in 2008. Hailed a “new cultural institution”, by The New York Times, the Festival has featured such luminaries as: Stephen Hawking, Bobby McFerrin, David Baltimore, Chuck Close, Saul Perlmutter, Liev Schreiber, Philip Glass, and many others. The World Science Festival also produces year-round programming throughout NYC, nationally and internationally. If you’re in New York this weekend, check it out!

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AIAA SPACE 2014

May 18th, 2014

AIAA SPACE 2014 will examine the impacts of space activity on society. The forum will convene a global conversation around the important role our community plays in enabling a connected culture, monitoring our planet, expanding our boundaries beyond Earth, and advancing technology and innovation to address worldwide opportunities.

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How Robots Are Blazing a Trail for Manned Mars Missions

May 15th, 2014

Whenever humans finally touch down on Mars, they’ll be following in the footsteps of many brave robotic pioneers. Right now there are two NASA robots exploring the Martian surface — the Curiosity rover and its older cousin, Opportunity — while a fleet of orbiters from NASA and the European Space Agency circle above. More probes are on the way, too.

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NASA's bold plan: Landing people on asteroids

May 13th, 2014

This isn’t a real-life recreation of “Armageddon.” There’s no clear and present threat to Earth. But NASA says it’s working on plans to send astronauts into space to land on an asteroid. The NASA mission isn’t planned to take place until the 2020s. That isn’t stopping astronauts from simulating an asteroid landing in a 40-foot-deep swimming pool at a Space Center in Houston.

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NASA investigates how to keep crew healthy during deep space missions

May 7th, 2014

Now that we’re this close to sending humans to Mars, NASA thought it best to start preparing for one of its biggest goals: deep space exploration. Three NASA Ames Research Center studies that aim to explore the effects of deep space exploration on astronauts’ health just got a total of $17 million in funding.

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Women and Girls at the Intersection of Innovation and Opportunity

May 1st, 2014

Lockheed Martin, Harris IT Services, The Manufacturing Institute, TV Worldwide and EICnetwork.tv are kicking off the summer with a special webcast focusing on Women and Girls in STEM + the Arts. The webcast will be hosted on Wednesday, May 21st, live from the EICnetwork.tv studio in Chantilly, VA at 2pm ET, with a studio audience […]

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EXPEDITION 39

April 23rd, 2014

This expedition will include research projects focusing on human research, biology and biotechnology, physical science investigations, technology demonstrations and educational activities.

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