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NASA Coverage of Vice President’s Visit to Kennedy Space Center on Moon Landing Anniversary

NASA will provide television, still image, and social media coverage of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, July 20 – the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. The day will begin at 11:25 a.m. EDT with Air Force Two’s arrival at Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) runway. NASA Television…

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NASA Astronaut Andrew Morgan, Crewmates Arrive at Space Station on 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Fifty years to the day that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the Moon in a giant leap for humanity, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and two fellow crew members arrived Saturday for their mission aboard the International Space Station, where humans have lived and worked continuously for more than 18 years. The Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft carrying Morgan, Luca…

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NASA Updates Broadcast of Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX now is targeting 6:24 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 24, for the launch of its 18th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website with prelaunch events Tuesday, July 23. The company’s Dragon spacecraft will deliver supplies and critical materials to directly support dozens of the more…

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NASA Administrator to Talk Moon Landing Anniversary, Moon to Mars Plans

Just days before the 50th anniversary of one of humanity’s greatest achievements – astronauts first walking on the Moon – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 15. Bridenstine will discuss the significance of the July 20 anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, as well as NASA’s future plans to…

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Impossible Aerospace US-1 Drone Responds to California Fire

The US-1 unmanned aircraft from startup Impossible Aerospace made another public demonstration on Friday June 28th, this time at a four-alarm construction site fire burning only minutes away from the company’s Santa Clara headquarters. Equipped with thermal and optical sensors, the aircraft hovered on station for one hour and six minutes before the fire was extinguished, demonstrating its industry-leading endurance….

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NASA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Historic Moon Landing with Live TV Broadcast, Events

NASA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon mission and look to the future of exploration on the Moon and Mars with a live, two-hour television broadcast Friday, July 19, and partner-led events taking place across the country from July 16 through July 20.   On July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted off from…

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NASA Scientists, Engineers Honored with Presidential Early Career Awards

President Trump has named 18 NASA researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). These recipients, and 296 other federal researchers, will receive their awards later this year at a ceremony in Washington. The PECASE Award is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to scientists and engineers who are beginning their research…

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NASA Selects 12 New Lunar Science, Technology Investigations

NASA has selected 12 new science and technology payloads that will help us study the Moon and explore more of its surface as part of the agency’s Artemis lunar program. These investigations and demonstrations will help the agency send astronauts to the Moon by 2024 as a way to prepare to send humans to Mars for the first time. The selected investigations will…

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NASA Selects Flying Mission to Study Titan for Origins, Signs of Life

NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan. Advancing our search for the building blocks of life, the Dragonfly mission will fly multiple sorties to sample and examine sites around Saturn’s icy moon. Dragonfly will launch in 2026 and arrive in 2034. The rotorcraft will fly to dozens of promising…

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