The Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft is the subject of this long exposure, and is seen as it is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer of the U.S., Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan, occurred on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
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#DYK: NASA's Perseverance rover, scheduled to launch in July, will be protected during its space journey & entry to Mars by a special heat shield & aeroshell built by #CDSE member @LockheedMartin, which has built aeroshell systems for every single NASA mission to the Red Planet.
A strong statement written to the space community about our responsibility to come together to address racism, injustice, and social ills from @JeffManber, CEO of @Nanoracks. Well worth reading, and considering. https://twitter.com/jeffmanber/status/1268275747057291264
Congratulations to #CDSE member @astrobotic for being selected by @NASA to continue development of its UltraNav smart camera, which aims to make advanced vision-based spacecraft navigation accessible to the broader space industry! MORE: http://ow.ly/oeH350zY8ok
NASA and #CDSE member @northropgrumman ramp up work on the James Webb Space Telescope that slowed as a result of the pandemic. MORE>> http://ow.ly/I6hc50zY0eC via @SpaceNews_Inc