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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Astronauts to Discuss Mission, Splashdown

  NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts will answer questions about their International Space Station mission during a post-landing news conference at 9:15 a.m. EST Monday, Nov. 15. The event will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.   Crew-2 astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur of NASA, Akihiko Hoshide of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency), will…

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NASA to Host Briefing on Laser Communications Demonstration

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Tuesday, Nov. 16, to discuss the agency’s upcoming laser communications technology demonstration.   Audio of the teleconference will livestream on NASA’s website.   The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration(LCRD) will be NASA’s first end-to-end laser relay system, sending and receiving data over invisible infrared lasers at a rate of 1.2 gigabits per second from geosynchronous orbit to…

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NASA Outlines Challenges, Progress for Artemis Moon Missions

  In the first major Artemis update provided under the Biden-Harris Administration, NASA leadership discussed Tuesday the challenges and progress of America’s lunar exploration plans and reiterated a long-term commitment to exploring the Moon and sending astronauts to Mars.   The update follows a judge’s recent decision to uphold NASA’s selection of SpaceX to develop and demonstrate a modern human lunar lander for returning astronauts to…

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Coverage Update for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts

  NASA will provide updated coverage of the upcoming launch and docking activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission, which will carry astronauts to the International Space Station.   This mission marks the third time the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has transported a crew rotation of astronauts to the station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. It will be…

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Safe Splash Down: Crew-2 Astronauts Land in Gulf of Mexico

Safe Splash Down NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts had a safe splash down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida Monday aboard the Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft, completing the agency’s second long-duration commercial crew mission to the International Space Station. The mission set a record for the longest spaceflight by a U.S. crewed spacecraft. The international crew of…

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Landsat 9 Goes to Work

  Landsat 9 is an Earth observation satellite launched on 27 September 2021 from Space Launch Complex-3E at Vandenberg Space Force Base on an Atlas V 401 launch vehicle NASA is in charge of building, launching, and testing the satellite, while the United States Geological Survey (USGS) operates the satellite, and manages and distributes the data archive. This current satellite is the ninth in the Landsat program, which is the longest-running enterprise for…

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It is Time to Fall Back!

Daylight savings time ends Sunday. It is fall and it’s also November. Not only does it mean the start of the Holiday season, but it is the end of Daylight Savings for 2021. Daylight saving time (DST), also known as daylight savings time or daylight time (United States, Canada, and Australia), and summer time (United Kingdom, European Union, and some other countries), is the practice of advancing clocks (typically by…

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NASA Participates in UN Climate Change Conference

  NASA is participating in the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, which began Oct. 31, and runs through Friday, Nov. 12. The COP26 summit brings parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.   NASA’s unique vantage point from space…

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Vice President Harris Visits NASA to See Vital Climate Science Work

  The urgency of Earth science and climate studies took the spotlight Friday as Vice President Kamala Harris visited NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The vice president received a firsthand look at how the nation’s space program studies climate change and provides crucial information to understand our planet’s changes and their impacts on our lives.   During…

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